Sunday, December 13, 2009

getting fresh with the fans

Pics courtesy of Roger Harrison and Big Al Stamper

What a long and strange trip it has been.

We all made some new friends

Anyway down to business.
Who won?
Who got paid?

Karen "The Rockett" Brockett! Thats who got paid in the Womens Open race. This young lady put on quite a show and kept the hammer down all day

Mirror, mirror on the wall.....
Who's the biggest sandbagger of them all?
Not only does he pay his entry fee with a ziplock bag full of loose change, takes peanut butter and cardboard handups, and scares of wildlife with his musk, Mark Smelser won the Mens 3/4 and the Mens Open races, back to back.

Jeff Unruh won the Masters 45+ race

Robert Cummings won the Masters 35+ race

Dan Oldehoeft won the SS race

Casey Buta won the mens 4's race.

We all witnessed the fitness as Claire Armstrong rode away from the Womens Cat. 4 field in her first ever CX race

Paulette Arnold walked away with the Double Down award from the Manhatttan Running Co for being the highest combined finisher in the XC running race and the CX race.

The rest of the results are here

orientation fail!

To satiate your lust for pixels

Roger Harrison has some pretty pimp photos up on the lantern rouge photo stream. Roger does a wonderful job of supporting cycling, so the next time you see him out at a race make sure you say thanks.
I hope to have the full results up later today.
Big thanks to Big Poppi Bicycle Co., Barnyard Brewing, Arnold Sound, The MATC, and all the folks that made it out to race and support the racers.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The weather man can't keep us down

Like a wild pack of Honkies going Tonkin we descended on the the MATC campus today with one thing in mind.

Destruction.....of snow drifts. Certain parts of the course have been scoured clean of any wild white fluff, but in other spots it is 2 feet deep.
AAA and I started cutting the lines for this weekends event, and things are looking good.
We got the first loop opened up with some fast swooping lines.

The entire course will be 3 meters wide and free of snow (yellow or otherwise).
So fear not! there will be XC and CX racing this weekend.
Remember, we will have inside registration, a warm lobby to take a break and secure some vittles, and hot racing action all afternoon

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The XC race

The flyer is here
No age groups.
2 divisions, male and female.
Entry Fee: $10 CASH!
Cash Payouts to 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each division based on a percentage of overall entry fees (this means women get the same payout as men).
Chili, pasta, HEED, and Barnyard beer afterward (not in that order).
Remember if you win the double down there will be a special prize from the MRC
Stay and watch the CX races going on all afternoon.
Questions? email

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Numbers, loot, and the like

Things are coming together.
Numbers are here.
We have about 3 miles of flagging tape.
There is a stack of schwag at the shop.

Plan Accordingly.
See you at Boss Cross IV

Monday, October 26, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Details

We will have a finished flyer up later this week once I finish cornering business sponsorship. We are looking to make this a grand event and fun time for the whole family. In the spirit of all the events I promote, all of the proceeds will go to a good cause, The Outdoor Classroom Fund at Manhattan Area Technical College.
So Clear off you calendar and plan to come to Manhappenin, KS on Dec. the 12th, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Objectives and the details.

Our objective is to put on a cyclocross race at a new venue on a weekend that, while we would all love to be in Bend, is free of other local events. We are also going to offer equal payouts for womens Cat. 123 race as the mens Cat. 123 race on a course that offers technical challenges and lots of speed. Parts of the course will be one wooded paths, parts in open fields, and wide spots to recover.
This is a nonprofit race. The proceeds will go to developing the outdoor classrooms at the Manhattan Area Technical College and KSU Cycling.
So here are the details:
We will start racing at 11 am so the crowds from KC and Lincoln can make it without getting up too early.
USAC permit is pending, and we will have a flyer up later this week.

We have got some great prizes and and some big payouts lined up. Hope to see you there!
IF you are interested in sponsoring or just helping out feel free to drop is a line: