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    Superweek 2008 ! (Pix)

    I'll kick off the series with a few pix I took today on Chicago's southside - in Beverly Hills.

    It's Superweek time and it's AWESOME! Good luck to all the racers!
















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    nice pics!... which field did you race in?

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    I grew up there in the 50s. Are those pictures on Longwood Drive?
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    doesn't look good for blue island today

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    Quote Originally Posted by transplant View Post
    doesn't look good for blue island today
    Why is that? A little rain?

    Quote Originally Posted by donheff View Post
    I grew up there in the 50s. Are those pictures on Longwood Drive?
    Yes. That was my first time there. Got a little lost coming in, but nice area, cool course. More pix coming today.

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    nice pics!... which field did you race in?
    None. My racing days are over. Just pix now.

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    Ah, memories. In 1980(?) I won a 3/4 race and placed 3rd or 4th in another.

    Back then, Superweek was always preceeded by another 1 week race series, so it was the highlight of the season for midwest racing. Two weeks of being on the road in my cramped, rusting Opel Manta with 2 or three other riders on the team, racing every day, couch surfing at night. Those were the days.
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    Results from Stage 1, Beverly Hills, IL - Pro 1/2 from Truesport.com (dunno how they got them, not even on the ICCSuperweek.Com page yet):

    PLACE RIDER TEAM HOMETOWN
    1 Sterling Magnell Rock Racing Los Angeles, CA
    2 Chad Hartley The Jittery Joes Pro Cycling Team Milwaukee, WI
    3 Jonathan Sundt Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medifast Winter Park, CO
    4 Todd Yezefski Fitness Together/IF pb Lionette's Allentown, PA
    5 John Meyers ABD/Geargrinder Bloomington, IN
    6 Adrian Gerrits Kahala-LaGrange Santa Monica, CA
    7 Michael Chauner Pennsylvania Lightning West Chester, PA
    8 Bryce Mead Jelly Belly Cycling Rock Falls, IL
    9 Rob White ABD/Geargrinder Brown Deer, WI
    10 Reid Mumford Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medifast Winter Park, CO
    11 Rahsaan Bahati Rock Racing Carson, CA
    12 Clayton Goldsmith Wheel & Sprocket Milwaukee, WI
    13 Ryan White ABD/Geargrinder Lomira, WI
    14 Victor Ayala Kahala-LaGrange Mexico
    15 Aram Dellalian Bearclaw Hollywood, CA
    16 Carlos Vargas txTough/Hotel San Jose/RGM Advisors Austin, TX
    17 Mike Sherer Alderfer Bergen Bloomington, IN
    18 James Stemper velo trocadero cycling Greenfield, WI
    19 Sean McBride BPG/ Montano Velo San Francisco, CA
    20 (unknown rider)
    21 (unknown rider)
    22 Kris Koke FRF Sports Australia
    23 Matt Seagrave Kahala-LaGrange Santa Monica, CA
    24 Jake Keough Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medifast
    25 Zachary Davies RockyMounts~Izze Racing Boulder, CO

    No info at all from Saturday's Blue Island races yet.

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    Unknown rider?


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    ^that was me at Blue Island yesterday. Unknown.
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    Any reports?? I've been searching for results or blogs ... getting very little.

    Post your stories!

    Video of the Ripon course: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsaufhuM3uE

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wilke View Post
    Any reports?? I've been searching for results or blogs ... getting very little.

    Post your stories!

    Video of the Ripon course: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsaufhuM3uE
    That course looks similar to the State Championship crit course.
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    Part of it is the same, but the Superweek loop is a little longer and shifted to the west a bit.

    Found another video - Superweek promo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFnG04ind9s

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    Results are hard to come by, but here's some links with frequent updates on the Pro 1/2 field:

    http://www.truesport.com/rzone/racer....asp?recid=932
    http://bahatiracing.com/blogengine.n...eek-Day-2.aspx
    http://www.abdcycling.com/

    Once the series hits Wisconsin, I'll post the other category results each day. (I'll get 'em at registration).


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    The Olympia Fields crit sucked...they cut the course off because construction and it wouldn't have been safe to use part of the loop...it was only like a half mile loop

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    mm, a row of orcas

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    Quote Originally Posted by plobby View Post
    The Olympia Fields crit sucked...they cut the course off because construction and it wouldn't have been safe to use part of the loop...it was only like a half mile loop
    yuck. =P glad i did the tt today instead, not that that was a walk in the park or anything...

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    Re: Blog report

    Nice job. You'll be rubbing elbows with the Gear Grinders in the Pro 1/2 before you know it!


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    I have a blog going that I update every day after racing. Here are a couple pics of me in the blue island race, winning the field sprint:

    #1: http://flickr.com/photos/fattym/2663...7606142410433/
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    Quote Originally Posted by plobby View Post
    The Olympia Fields crit sucked...they cut the course off because construction and it wouldn't have been safe to use part of the loop...it was only like a half mile loop
    +1


    That was pretty weak

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.L'Ling View Post
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    That was pretty weak
    I also did not appreciate the course being cut short.

    I've never seen a rider meeting before a race like that, and I've never seen a vote take place to determine whether or not a race would take place in its current format.

    We had the options of not having the race, not having any cash primes, splitting the race up into Pro/1 and 2 fields, having a devil-take-the-hindmost format (a la le miss-and-out), and various other options I can't recall. It was wierd; the vast majority wanted the race split up yet the race organizers seemed to ignore that particular show of hands. I was one of very few 2s there; I felt confident in my ability to hand it to the majority of the non-Pro/1 crowd, should it come down to that.

    My race ended when someone crashed hard right in front of me, and I coulnd't get back on terms with the tail end of the field. Like many SuperWeek races, it ended up being about 50-60 guys, if that, out of 100 (sometimes 150+) starters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by San Rensho View Post
    Ah, memories. In 1980(?) I won a 3/4 race and placed 3rd or 4th in another.

    Back then, Superweek was always preceeded by another 1 week race series, so it was the highlight of the season for midwest racing. Two weeks of being on the road in my cramped, rusting Opel Manta with 2 or three other riders on the team, racing every day, couch surfing at night. Those were the days.
    Must be the Pepsi-Lowenbrau classic you speak of, known for numerous case of Lowenbrau primes. I raced in those series in the mid 80's as an intermediate and junior. Many good memories.

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    There was also a Super Weekend and a Milk Race series at one point. Boy, talk about ancient history, eh?

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    x out of x riders interviewed agreed. They would not race on the Olympia Fields course again.
    Bring the pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wilke View Post
    There was also a Super Weekend and a Milk Race series at one point. Boy, talk about ancient history, eh?
    I think it was the Milk Race series that morphed into Pepsi-Lowenbrau wasn't it? At any rate, the Milk Race was before my time.

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    This is on Rasan Bahati's blog: http://bahatiracing.com/blogengine.n...eek-Day-3.aspx

    I cropped it a bit for emphasis.



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