While our only podium girl offering up kisses of congratulations will be Steve Feehery, we do have some banging bombers for podium spots. Wookey Jack.
Because of road construction, in the form of ripping all concrete from the ground, we’ve been forced to modify our race route. I know you all hate 180 degree corners with an unbridled, passionate hatred; so at first we only added two of them to the new course. But then we realized that we didn’t want to try to fist fight every pre-regged rider in Chicagoland, so we’ve since finalized our modified course into an “L” shape. With one 180 degree turn, yes. We are trapped between 183rd street, the Metra Station and the road construction. Next year we’ll be running the original course, no worries. See the map below for this years course.
Below’s a detailed map of the criterium course. Course will run clockwise; nine corners total, two left handers, seven rights. There is plenty of parking on the northern side of the course in the Homewood Library and behind the municipal buildings. Street parking will be limited and as usual please be courteous of our neighbors- don’t be prancing about in just gleaming chamois cream… Deets after the break →
GoodSpeed Cycles is proud to announce they will be working with Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers to field a highly competitive race day this coming July. Accelerated’s highly skilled, enthusiastic athletic trainers possess first-hand knowledge and experience related to the exact training and health care needs involved in athletics and fitness. Our sports medicine services are unparalleled in the industry, as our top priority is to help our patients achieve their goals of staying healthy. Top physical therapists and sports injury experts will be on hand to provide detailed injury analysis as well as pre and post race stretching. Look for the huge booth by the finish line!
What a weekend!!
Early on in the year I decided I wanted to do a half Ironman around this time of year to see what kinda shape I’m in and what needed to be tweaked for my preparation for Ironman Wisconsin in September. This race was perfect. Not too far away, good strong field. Read more →
Woke up, had a cupa joe, a builder bar and just basically got prepared. Drove down to the race site, put up the tent (which was a god send!) and set up the transition. It was much more packed than when I dropped off the bike the day before. And man were those aisles narrow. Walked the mile down the beach as a warm up (in other words, didn’t warm up) and waited for my turn. 7:26 am would come soon enough. Feel the pain →
Going into the biggest race of my life I was thinking this is going to hurt like hell and be very fast. Well that was correct for stage 1. We started in the town of Amos, QC which is 102k from Rouyn-Noranda where we finish every day with circuit laps. the race started off with a 3k neutral start which ended up being mass chaos due to going almost 30mph and a crash. After the official flagged us to start, the race went straight up to about 35mph and stayed there for a long time. After about 5k I had already got stuck behind 2 of 4 crashes and was already thinking of how stupid this race is. Read full article →