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The CBRCX Series is here, and I’m back with another annoying long email because everyone is awesome and cross is awesome!
Front loading with upcoming races – the next race in the River Valley series is next week at Tree House CX in Deerfield, and the next race in the CBRCX series is the two-day Uncle Sam GP on October 8 & 9th.
For a quick refresher of the series rules: if you start the race, your time is capped at the winner’s time +6 minutes. If you missed this race and pick up in the series at Troy (or later), you’ll get the winner’s time +15 minutes filled in for this race. The first lap is scored, with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd getting 15, 10, and 5 bonus seconds.
The day started with the Men’s Cat 5, with CBRC riders coming in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th: Russell Howe, James Healey, and Fredrick Breunig. (There’s no series for the Cat 5. Sorry guys, upgrade.)
Next race of the day was the Masters’ 40+, 50+, and 60+. In the 40+, Bill Deerfield took home the big cookie, as well as 15 bonus seconds in the series, with Patrick Carney coming in third. In the 50+, Bret Young beat John Scicchitano, but they got 15 and 10 bonus seconds respectively. In the 60+ Brad Young came in first, with (friend of CBRC) Bruce Townend and Dave Beals in 3rd and 4th.
For the Women’s 4/5, Jessica Hanna beat Stacy Wozniak and Nicole Piche, and they also earned their 15, 10, and 5 bonus seconds for the series.
SINGLE SPEED IS BACK BABY! Starting 30 seconds after the Men’s 4/5 race was the return of a dedicated Single Speed field, which Brad Young won with Tom Butler behind him. Tom eked out 2nd on the first lap, getting the 10 bonus seconds in the series.
Meanwhile, barely in front of Brad, was the Men’s 4/5 race. Jack Carey is a Union student who came down yesterday to help string tape, and handedly won the race (also taking the holeshot for the series points). Bill Deerfield and Patrick Carney both doubled up and came in second and tenth. Paul Koniowka came in 16th after racing yesterday at Beverley.
The junior races… there were a lot of juniors, and a lot of them were CBRC or CBRC adjacent. (I think this was our biggest field all day) Jack and Chase O’Donnell won the U13 and U15 Boys races, and Abigail Romlein and Madeline Hanna won the U13 and U15 Girls races.
After the Flow Riders’ Fondo was the Men’s 3/4 race. Peter Dinolfo came in second, and Sean McLoughlin was edged out by a wheel to end up in fourth place (it measured to 0.082 seconds).
Behind them, Jack Carey doubled up for 5th, and Evan Boyle did an interpretation of Superman across the line for 6th. (Sorry Jeff, the worm has been supplanted)
In the penultimate race, the Women’s Cat 1/2/3/4 saw 2 New England imports taking first and second, with Lilli O’Donnell and Maya Healey in third and fourth. Lilli got the holeshot, and earned herself the 15 bonus seconds for the series.
And for the finale race, Andrew Nicholas won with over a minute ahead of second place. Making his debut with the O’Donnell Junior Devo squad, Jacob Gilson was fourth (this joke had to be explained to me. I’m not very smart), with the Ryans (Conley & O’Donnell) in fifth and sixth. Nick Groll and Jeff Krywanczyk were eighth and ninth, and Jacob McCarthy was twelfth.
At the end of the day, 37 CBRC riders came out for the race! For those of you doing the River Valley series, I’ll see you at Ghosts in October, and for everyone else I’ll see you at Uncle Sam! (Cider donut season in full swing at that point, I’m excited)