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2009 Racing Season

Current Picks for the Year : 2009_Race_Calendar-Craig.xls (52kB)



2009 Racing Season Results

Completed Races
Date Cat Race Type Dis. Location Place Pics Notes GPS Map
& Graphs
Garmin E705
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Google Earth
KMZ File
WKO+
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Sep 134Everest Challenge Stage Race
RR85 miBig Pine, CA?? Next to Last
Felt much better, Kurt M. felt worse so we stuck together and trudged it out in a  mere 7.5hrs
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Sep 124Everest Challenge Stage RaceRR122 miBishop, CADNFSick/Ill/Hacking up Lung cookies, passed out on plane trip put the day before (Is there a Dr on board?) --> DNF Day 1
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Sep 64Gateway Cup: Giro Della Montagna CR
St. Louis, MO
Went to help John. Hung in just fine, feeling better. Attached 1.5 laps to go, should have done it .75 to go :)
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Sep 54Gateway Cup:  St. Louis Hills Francis Park CritCRSt. Louis, MO
Wet start had me nervous, it dried up. I went for a prime and got 2nd... Doh! Felt good though.
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Sep 44Gateway Cup: Lafayette Crit CR
St. Louis, MO
Went to help John. Hung in just fine, feeling better. Attached 1.5 laps to go, should have done it .75 to go :)
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Aug 304Hotter-n-Hell CritCR
Wichita Falls, TX

Felt suprisingly good haven raced 100mi the day before. Took a flyer at the end and faded off.
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Aug 294Hotter-n-Hell 100 Road Race
RR100 miWichita Falls, TX
Had a great time, great team trip. Merged with Cat 3 pack all day, GP chased down 4 man break, led John out too early.
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Agu 64Twilight Crit(s)CR3xLawrence, KS???First race back since the broken arm. No power to speak of, hung in and didn't get dropped.
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Aug 3 4 MO State Crit Champs
CR 45 min Jefferson City, MO 21 / 29 / 33
Went to help John. Hung in just fine, feeling better. Attached 1.5 laps to go, should have done it .75 to go :)
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Jul 234Twilight Crit(s)CR3x Lawrence, KS???Went for the interval work out and got what I needed.  Low turn out.  Felt pretty good considering.png
Jun 18 4 Sunflower State Games Crit CR 40 min Topeka, KS 16 / 22 / 23 First race back since the broken arm. No power to speak of, hung in and didn't get dropped.
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May 31 4 Tulsa Tough- Riverview
CR 45 min Tulsa, OK DNF / 22 / 69 pics 25 of 75-ish left when I ran over the guy in the lead spot as he slid out in S/F turn. Broke my arm in the crash. :(
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May 30 4 Tulsa Tough - Brady Villlage
CR 60 min Tulsa, OK 24 / 55 / 79
pics raced well near the front most of the race. 2 to go moved to the front and blew up a bit
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May 25 M4 Quad Cities Masters Cat 4/5
CR 10 mi Rock Island, IL 10 / 29 / 37 pics first $ since coming back to racing. $24.00! :)
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May 25 4 Quad Cities Cat 4s
CR 10 mi Rock Island, IL 26 / 41 / 49 pics bridged to what turned out to be a failed break with 5 to go, very fast race for me.
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May 24 4 Melon City
CR 14 mi Muscatine, IA 29 / 39 / 60-ish pics emotional event going over the speed bump each lap, inability to hold top 10 position last lap
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May 23 4 Snake Alley
CR 35 min Burlington, IA 29 / 39 / 55-ish pics 2nd off the top of the snake on lap #1... then I thought it possible to die from going to hard
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May 10 4 Joe Martin Stage Race SR n/a Fayetteville, AR 15 / 44 2:56 down
May 10 4 Joe Martin Stage Race CR 35 min Fayetteville, AR 16 / 44 / 45 Pack Finish. Pack split in two early on. Nothing much left to sprint with in the end png hst.tcx.zip
May 9 4 Joe Martin Stage Race RR 46 mi Fayetteville, AR 23 / 48 Pack finish. Well placed in the end up lost my nerve in the sprint and floated back png hst.tcx.zip
May 9 4 Joe Martin Stage Race TT 2.5 mi Fayetteville, AR 19 / 48 11:16 sec. I was shooting for 12:30 so quite pleased png hst.tcx.zip
May 2 n/a Breathless Agony Century Cent 114 mi Redlands, CA 114 mi / 12,000 ft of climbing png
Apr 25 4 VeloTek Grand Prix SR Lawrence, KS 20 / 42
Apr 25 4 VeloTek Grand Prix RR 56.6 mi Lawrence, KS 15 / 42 / 58 Raced not to get dropped but it was never an issue. bad position for hill RR finish after dam pull png hst.tcx.zip
Apr 25 4 VeloTek Grand Prix CR 23 mi Lawrence, KS 17 / 58 Tried to jump at the end and had nothing left. Pack finish. png hst.tcx.zip
Apr 25 4 VeloTek Grand Prix TT 2.5km Lawrence, KS 31 / 58 Left a smidge on the course. Got the same time as Brian. png hst.tcx.zip
Apr 19 4 Tour of Hermann OM n/a Hermann, MO 11 / 14 Omnium
Apr 19 4 Tour of Hermann RR 10 mi Hermann, MO 17 / 39 Tired legs on the hill out of town. Gapped and chased back to pack forever. dropped on KOM near finish png hst.tcx.zip
Apr 18 4 Tour of Hermann CR 10 mi Hermann, MO 11 / 27 Felt good. Rained. Nasty downhill. Got gapped not wanting to take wet corners. Led entire 1st lap. png hst.tcx.zip
Apr 18 4 Tour of Hermann TT 10 mi Hermann, MO 15th in the 4s? Felt good. Rained. Past several small children on the course with prejudice. ;-) png hst.tcx.zip
Apr 11 3/4 2009 Spring Fling Crit Series No1 CR 60 min Lawrence, KS DNF / ? Felt great, in 2 "breaks" then a huge raceneutralizing crash @ 30min. Brian hit his head. png hst.tcx.zip
Apr 11 4 2009 Spring Fling Crit Series No1 CR 45 min Lawrence, KS Pack / ? Felt good, Brian was racing really strong at the front. png hst.tcx.zip
Apr 5 4 Joseph SheehanRoad Race RR 50.2 mi Leavenworth, KS DNF / 11 / 35? 40 deg. rain, snow, sleet. Bailed after 1.5 miles & frozen hands png hst.tcx.zip
Apr 4 4 2009 Spring Fling Crit Series No5 CR 45 min Lawrence, KS Pack / 38 pics Tried to break away 1 lap to go, sucked back up
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Mar 22 4 That Dam Race No3 Cir 30 mi Lake Perry, KS 14 / 27 Note to self: Don't ride 50miles before race png hst.tcx.zip
Mar 21 4 2009 Spring Fling Crit Series No4 CR 45 min Lawrence, KS Pack / 36 pics png doh!

Mar 15 4 That Dam Race No2 Cir 25 mi Lake Perry, KS 7 / 20 Feeilng better on the hill this time png hst.tcx.zip
Mar 14 4 2009 Spring Fling Crit Series No3 CR 45 min Lawrence, KS Pack / 38 pics Team Work was fun png hst.tcx.zip
Mar 8 4 That Dam Race No1 Cir 20 mi Lake Perry, KS 9 / 29 On Hill Chilly Start png hst.tcx.zip
Mar 7 4 2009 Spring Fling Crit Series No2 CR 45 min Lawrence, KS Pack / 52 links Great to be racing again png hst.zip kmz

2008 Racing Season

Completed Races
Date Cat Race Type Dis. Location Place Pics Notes / Blog GPS Map
& Graphs
Garmin
.hst file
Google Earth
KMZ File
WKO+
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Dec 13 M 40-44 CX National Champs (Course | Schedule) CX 45 min Kansas City, MO 74 / 95 / 115 Lapped @ 1 to go
Dec 11 M 40+ B CX National Champs (Course | Schedule) CX 45 min Kansas City, MO 76 / 100 / 102 Start Line Pile Up
Nov 16 4 Beg KS Cyclocross Champs CX Leavenworth, KS 13 / 44 /46 Bricks
-- 4 Beg DeStad Series Placing CX -- -- 6 / 28 / 122
Nov 9 M 35+ Veterans Cross DeStad #5 CX 40 min Leavenworth, KS 12 / 14 / 15 Fun Course
Nov 9 4 Beg Veterans Cross DeStad #5 CX 30 min Leavenworth, KS 12 / 57 / 58 Monster Hill
Nov 1 M 35+ Boss Cross #1 CX 40 min Kansas City, MO 11 / 12
Nov 1 4 Beg Boss Cross #1 CX 30 min Kansas City, MO 12 / 44 / 46 2nd into 1st turn
Oct 26 4 Beg Smithville CX Day #2 DeStad #4 CX 30 min Smithville Lake, MO 8 / 35 / 40 6 Windy!
Oct 25 4 Beg Smithville CX Day #1 DeStad #3 CX 30 min Smithville Lake, MO 11 / 42 / 45 Fell on Hip again
Oct 19 4 Beg Boulevard Cup Cyclocross CX 30 min Kansas City, KS 11 / 52 Mud in Eye
Oct 18 M 35+ The Capital Cup CX 40 min Topeka, KS 10 / 14
Oct 18 4 Beg The Capital Cup CX 30 min Topeka, KS 8 / 19 / 20 Flat & Wrecked!
Oct 12 4 Beg Chris Cross Cyclocross DeStad #2 CX 30 min Lawrence, KS 16 / 50 / 52 Scary Rocks
Sep 28 4 Beg Diamond Blackfan CX DeStad #1 CX 30 min Lenexa, KS 13 / 57 / 60 Wow that hurt
Sep 27 M 40-44 KS Masters Crit Champs CR 50 min Leavenworth, KS 4 / 7 / 8 Fast and Fun
Sep 7 4 St. Joesph Road Race RR 43 mi St. Joseph, MO 12 / 16 Right after Burning Man
Aug 23 4 Hotter 'N Hell 100 RR 100 mi Witchita Falls, TX 50 / 76 So many wrecks! Garmin 305
Aug 10 M 40+ Tour of KC OP Crit CR 35 min Overland Park, KS 40 / 59 / 62 Lapped
Aug 9 M 40+ Tour of KC Clif Drive CT 20 mi Kansas City, MO 38 / 46 / 59 14 So slick !!! Garmin 305
Aug 7 3/4 Twilight Crit Series No 4 CR ? Lawrence, KS 4 / 13 Getting easier
Jul 31 3/4 Twilight Crit Series No 3 CR ? Lawrence, KS 13 / 16 185 HR (near death?) Garmin 305
Jul 24 3/4 Twilight Crit Series No 2 CR ? Lawrence, KS 13 / 15 Wow that hurt. Garmin 305
Jul 20 M 35+ Sunflower State Games Crit CR 45 min Topeka, KS 6 / 6 / 8 So hot!
Jul 20 4/5 Sunflower State Games Crit CR 40 min Topeka, KS 14 / 17 / 24 100 degrees Garmin 305
Jul 17 3/4 Twilight Crit Series No 1 CR ? Lawrence, KS 11 / 16 Raced with Brian!
Jun 29 3/4 Baldwin City Road Race RR 70 mi Baldwin, KS 18 / 18 / 22 5 Those Cat 3's were fast
Jun 15 M 40-44 KS Age Road Champs RR 75 mi Olsburg, KS 6 / 8 Showed up 1 day early Garmin 305
Jun 7 4 KS Road Champs RR 52 mi Arma, KS DNF / 38 11 Railroad track wreck @ 27mph Garmin 305



Fun Rides

Breathless Agony Century - 114 mi / 12,000 ft of climbing - Redlands CA

Resources

GPS Visualizer : Convert and graph all kinds of GPS based formats with this freely available web tool.