Monday, November 06, 2006

Overdue Wrap-Up: Surf City, White Hill, Pilarcitos, USGP

So...sorry that the main news section has been sorely out-of-date (I blame Dave Carr*). I have just emerged from my own personal hell, though, so things are looking up...

Last weekend's big Nor-Cal weekend was a hit, with the White Hill, Sac, Reno, and Surf City races all taking place. There was a wonderful writeup on CyclingNews for the Surf City race (click here).

In the inaugural White Hill event, Josh Snead and Rachel Lloyd emerged victorious - I have just posted the very tardy Race Report from Brian Bruckner (sorry Brian).

Also, check the Sac and Reno sites for results on their respective events.

Yesterday brought the Pilarcitos Series to a new venue on a tricky little course at McLaren Park in San Francisco. What looked like a friendly and fast course (looking from the S/F area) suddenly turned savage when the course hit the run-up (GREAT run-up, BTW) and hit the bumpy hilly trails of McLaren Park. In the Women's A race, Rachel Lloyd (Proman/Paradigm) continued her winning ways with a decisive victory over Shelly Olds and Stella Carey. In the Men's A race, your intrepid editor managed to botch a decent lead with a series of mechanicals and the result was a first-ever Pilarcitos victory for Aaron Kereluck (HRS/Rock Lobster) in a tight sprint over Troy Barry. Results are posted on the Pilarcitos Site.

Back at the USGP races in Colorado, the Jacques-Maynes brothers both hung tight in Saturday's Longmont Race to finish in the top ten. Chance Noble had a strong performance in this race which saw him finish 3rd in the U23 category. Gannon Myall cracked the top 5 in the Master's event with Todd Hoefer looking to be coming on form finishing 8th. At press time I couldn't find complete results for Sunday's Boulder event.


* I keep trying to get Dave Carr to sign up to update this section when I am too busy but he seems to only be interested in stirring things up in the Babble Blog. Dave, now you have been publicly criticized...

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sacramento results are to found on this site.

11/6/06, 5:14 PM  
Blogger Dave Carr said...

Funke:
You are a straight up liar. The last time you asked me to contribute to the news section was like 12 months ago.

Meanwhile I note you have plenty of time to update your own personal blog.

Find some other victim for your pot stirring and excuse making. I'm too busy carrying this site on my back to deal with you.

Love,
Carr

11/8/06, 8:51 AM  
Blogger funkdaddy said...

Doh!

Dave must have his spam filter set to discard my invites...it wouldn't be the first time someone has gone out of their way to ignore me.

11/8/06, 9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At the districts maybe we need to have a special one lap show down between Dave "the Babblemister" Carr and John "what the funke" Funke! I bet we can get someone like Casey Kerrigan or Keith Defiebre to officiate and Hernando can be the podium girl and Tom Simpson could do the announcing and for 1st place the chump-ion could be correct in all his opinions during the year! This would be paid admission only for this spectale and well worth the price of enttry! My money is on D.C. simply because he seems to be the dominator here on the babble page. So I can only imagine that his legs must work on the pedals as good as his fingers do on the keyboard. im selling this idea to Don King or at least the UCI and we will call it the Showdown in Ho-town, the Battle of the Bay in San Fran!

11/10/06, 2:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

also look at D.C.'s photo on his blog, he is ripping off some serious gas as he rides, so for sure that will give him some turbo power~! but wait, Funke has a new born so he might be used to those smelly surprises....????

its going to be a great race!

11/10/06, 2:07 AM  
Blogger Dave Carr said...

I propose a points race - four laps on bike followed by a refereed argument - Funke will open a gap in the first half but I will body slam him in the second and take OVERALL VICToRY.

11/10/06, 5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it might go down with Funke taking a lead and then having a mechanical like has been his deal the past few races. Maybe Carr will keep him in sight and then go past him and make that facial expression that only D.C. can produce! Id pay to see that action!

11/10/06, 8:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take a look at the new Velonews photo gallery, Carr has nothing on the Funke Frown!


Only Funke can make that kind of facial, and still turn his bike!

This is a great battle of the stars and I think it is a dead heat right now with Funke taking a slight lead because he now has gone National and Worldwide with his own distinct facial contortions while riding!

11/20/06, 5:22 PM  

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