Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Stuckylife Semiprestige Underground CX Race Returns!




It is with great pleasure that we present the second-annual Stuckylife Semiprestige Winter Cyclocross Series. 
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Presented by the good people at Broad Street Cycles, our three-race, unsanctioned cross series will bring some late season grassroots racing to the Van Island CX community.
The first event, a DIY riff on a classic cross race will offer 45min of lung-burning excitement, and a social Sunday afternoon. 
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Semiprestige CX Race

SUNDAY NOV 30th, 2013

-11am

-A & B race

-$10 entry

-All abilities, bikes and ages welcome. Spectating encouraged!

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Case your back wheel on the barrier, and cross through for event details:
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The course is on a new venue, kindly offered up by Mary of Mary's Farm & Sanctuary. It will be a Vancouver Island variation of a classic CX course: twisty, flowy, grassy and off-cambered. More tubular-friendly than last year's mossy rock fest, and set in a large rolling pasture, it should provide a fantastic mix of challenging features, and lung-searing laps. Think maximum flow, crazy Belgian off-camber lines, and natural grass bowls.
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Parking: Riding out to the race is encouraged, though limited parking is available at the Farm & Sanctuary. Likely room for 15-20 cars MAX.
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The Broad St. boys will be leading a group ride from their shop up to the race. Rolling out at 9:30am from the shop (1419 Broad St).
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As well, Broad Street Cycles will be on hand for "neutral" support solutions. 
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Bring a backpack with warm clothes and drinks. We will have a few tents set up, possibly some warming beverages on tap, and are planning on making a day of it. Lights for the ride home might be a good plan.
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Free entry if you take a ferry to get here!
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Schedule
9:30am- Group ride from Broad St Cycles to the race course.
11am- Course open for pre-riding
11:45am- B race (35+min)
12:20- Course open for pre-riding
1:00- A race (45+min)
2:15- Podium! Champagne! Revelry!
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Bring some cash with you. Purveyors of baked Belgian batter, Wannawafel, will be on course and serving hot Liege waffles. 
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As well, Grilled to the Mac food truck is planning on setting up course side. Come hungry, and load up on amazing grilled cheese sandwiches, mac & cheese and all kinds of cold-weather comfort food.
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In more big news, local purveyors of precious liquids, Driftwood Brewery have stepped up with an incredible show of support. There will be loads of potable prizing for the Semiprestige, as well as some sweet Driftwood swag to snag. 
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Lastly, Birzman tools, manufacturers of slick CNC'd bicycle tools and accessories  have offered up a couple of wares for a couple of lucky racers. Come out and win win win!
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Still don't know what the hell we are talking about? Click HERE for a race recap from last year.

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Look for updates later in the month on the Boxing Day CX TT, and the return of Halldor's  Blubber Burn, the Island's most technical cyclocross race.