Thursday, November 15, 2012

Helicopter coverage of Solon CX 2012

In case you haven't seen it yet, check out this awesome video from NEOCX racer Steven Cinch.  Bet your GoPro can't do this.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Solon CX Podiums

First wish to thank the sponsors of CRC and the Solon CX, please support these great local companies:

Mountain Road Cycles - providing awards, onsite mechanics, and great bikes to demo. 
One10Sports - new local company producing bike accessories such as bar tape and bashguards.  All Made in USA available @ import prices.
Soho Kitchen & Bar - providing beer support!
Forest City Trivia - providing DJ/MC duties throughout the race along with some Trivia at the end.  Book him for your next CX Race, very reasonable rates!

Men A
2nd John Proppe,  3rd Shawn Adams (missing Steve Twining 1st)

Women A
Emily Ponti, Kennedy Adams, Jane Geisse, Laura Webb, Gwen Davis

Mens B Open
John Lorson, Joe McDaniel, Scott Kuboff

Mens 45+
Joe Pallotto, Chris Riccardi, Bill Marut

Mens 35+
1st Brent Thompson (missing), Brooke Furio, Wesley Jones

1st Ernesto Marenchin


C Women
Rosilie Franek, Michelle Mead, Elizabeth Hiser

C Men
David Helmuth, David Short, Jonathon Scott

C Men 50+
1st Phillip Wadsworth, (missing 2nd David Swaitke, 3rd Bill Gibson)

Solon CX 2012 Results

Results can be found here:  Solon CX 2012 results

Sorry for any team names that did not get recorded!  Please see USAC website later tonight for the results there with team names for those with USAC license.  I tried to make up for it by adding AVG lap times to see comparisons between fields.

Check back later tonight for the podium pictures.

Anyone with links to other pictures/video, please email me @ chris.nicula on gmail and I will post the links here as well.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Course update

1.45 miles, ground is solid over most of the course.  Few muddy sections but nothing significant.  Death spiral is back, start is slight uphill straight (same as last year), new off camber added, and prickers are cleared well.  See you tomorrow!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Solon CX update

What to expect:

We will be using electronic results system, same as last year, so results will be posted here and uploaded to USAC within 36 hours.

Plan to get heckled!  In addition to the normal hecklers we will also have a professional DJ loaded to call out everyone possible.

Good weather!  We historically have had great weather for this weekend and forecast is 60+ and dry.

Plenty of beer and food available!  SOHO kitchen and bar will be providing a keg and  the Rolling Pig BBQ food truck will be present.

Hope to see you out there, riding or watching the fun.


Monday, October 29, 2012

New to Cyclocross?

Last year we were encouraged by the large numbers of one-day licenses and a few first time CX racers at the Solon Cyclocross race so this year CRC & Mountain Road Cycles has partnered up to host a free beginners clinic the day before the race in Solon, Ohio on the course. 

You must RSVP to attend, see details below or visit  We will post updates here as we have them.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Solon CX 2012 Update

We have revised the payout structure due to the increase in women racers this year in the NEOCX series.  We will now be paying out 5 deep to the CAT 1/2/3 Women field along with paying 5 deep to the CAT 1/2/3 Men field!  See updated flyer here:

Also we will have a Cleveland food truck, The Rolling Pig BBQ, serving up hot and tasty BBQ pork and related food onsite for spectators and racers to purchase and enjoy.