Monday, June 23, 2014

Series 2 / Stage 1 - June 25, 2014: Super Crit

Ahhh summer at last!!! Big shout out to Peter Heinemyer and Co for organizing a very wet and wild Spring Series - rockstars.

Well now that Series #1 is complete, things are about to really heat up (literally and figuratively). Since “Series 2” just sounds a little boring, I reckon we should rename this “The Niklas Group Super Sick Summer Sizzla!”...how’s that for a quad S-bomb?! Too much?  Well name conventions aside, this series will be 5 stages running: June 25 & July 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd... and the folks at Team Niklas aren’t known for putting on sissy races, so I hope you’re finding your racing legs ;) 

Back by popular demand we’ll be kicking things off with the Super CritFor those of you who didn’t race this last year or get a little antsy about the thought of crit racing (ie: tight corners, crash barriers, etc),  this is your crit race! The 2km course is very safe given its width,  total lack of potholes and other obstacles, as well as grassy run-offs through out.  Factor in some wide sweeping turns and smooth asphalt, and this circuit can be wicked fast! 

Below is the course map:

View WNS Niklas Group Super Crit - June 25, 2014 in a larger map


So here’s how the race will go down... 

6:30PM - “C Group” Starts.  20min + 1 lap

7:00PM - “B Group” Starts. 30min + 1 lap

7:40PM - “A Group” Starts. 35min + 1 lap


Will there be Primes?
Yep. There might be a few of these...


Race Start & Finish:
Race starts on Commercial Drive and finishes at Artist's View Drive.

Parking:
There will be ample parking at the Church across from the start line, Springbank Middle School, and Elbow Valley Elementary School parking lots. Watch out for fast moving traffic as you enter/exit the lot.

Volunteers:
Come see me (red ball cap) at the start/finish line @6-6:15pm for a quick briefing, and to pick up a little volunteer appreciation package.

So those are the deets. This race will be an awesome opportunity to test out some new tactics and get some crit experience without worrying about nasty crashes... it’s also a serious quality workout. We'll have a quick pre-race briefing before the start of each race to go over the finer details, however feel free to post your questions or concerns in the comments section below.


See you Wednesday!

-RS

3 comments:

Todd W said...

If we did not sign-up for series 1, where do we register for series 2?

Thanks,
Todd

Robert Starkey said...

Hey Todd,
You can simply jump in to the series and start accumulating points, so there's no need to register for each race/series. Of course you need a Crankmasters Primary or Secondary Club Membership to race --> http://www.calgarycycling.com/cms/?q=node/9

Todd W said...

Thanks Robert!