2018 Carpentersville Preview
October 11, 2018
- This Sunday’s event, Carpentersville Woodland School Cyclocross p/b the Main Street Bicycles Sasquatch Squadron, will be held once again at 770 Navajo Drive in Carpentersville.
- Hashtag #CarpenterCX
- Preliminary Staging will be posted here Friday morning-ish. Please double check your points at that time, not Sunday morning.
- Numbers go on your LEFT SIDE, always in the CCC.
- Ladies (and some gentlemen), please make sure to have your hair up or in a braid. If your hair is covering your number One2Go can’t score you.
- Parking: The school has a small lot. We’ve designated two areas that will remain open for tent drop off. Like last year, we ask again that you please do NOT park in these two areas (along the school or in the alley next to the school). See the purple shaded areas on the map. We will have parking volunteers helping to guide folks in the morning. Please be courteous as it is early for them too.
- Otherwise, plenty of street parking surrounding the school – please respect the posted parking signs. If need be, the Sunny Hill School lot is available on Helm Rd.
- Kiddie Cross will be at 2pm right behind Kenny’s tent. See the map.
- The Toasty Cheese food truck will be onsite starting around 11am.
- Alcohol is not permitted.
- Weather: Summer’s over and temps are dropping, so bring some post race gear to keep warm in. That also means plenty of frost and/or dew on the grass in the morning. So bring a spare pair of dry shoes. No appreciable precipitation in the forecast.
- Tent Cities: Same spots as last year. We’ve got some good spots marked on the map. It’s worth the hike up to the sandy area.
- The Course: Runs Clockwise. Chainsaws and tillers once again came out to play and help make the most of our venue’s modest size. The wide-open plains, slippery slopes, verdant forest and sandy (hopefully) beaches return for another year. Also, with all the rain we’ve had, our dig pit could easily fit 6 adults. Wait. But, why would we have needed to move so much clay and why were other members of the CAMBr trail crew mysteriously seen on-site? Have we added dirt for your shredding/mudding pleasure? There weren’t THAT many potholes on last year’s course that needed filling, were there? Show up to solve this mystery!
- Don’t forget to keep an eye out for sasquatches around the course because, no matter what, we’re always squatchin’ you.
I AM SO VERY EXCITED FOR THIS RACE
Hey, everyone! Don’t forget that our course is minutes away from Keith Andres Bike Park. Our very own Dave Lawler and Mike Angus have spent many years building and directing the development of the park. It’s definitely worth scoping out. Raceway Woods is close, too. If you’ve never been, now’s the time. Be sure to check cambr.org and the respective trail FB pages for trail status. Ride dirt. Not mud.
I’ve still never been to Andres. Someone needs to drag my ass over there Sunday so I can injure myself and/or break my bike before my races.
Whoops, didn’t mean for ^^^ to be a reply! Was going to replay with a separate thanks! Thanks, Anthony! We are, too.
A+ course preview commentary – can’t wait 🙂
That ‘We Wished’ area looks interesting!
Yeah… You’ll see why it’s not so available, now. Fortunately, we’ll likely be able to use a small wedge of it in 2019. That whole area is owned by about 8 different organizations all of which we’d need to get permission from, additional insurance for, pay various fees to, etc…. Logistically it would have been very difficult in 2017 and impossible in 2018. You’ll see why :/
This advance work that SS/MSB has been doing is impressive. Great preview!
Invite a friend this week. Even better, invite a road riding friend/teammate. Have them ride to the venue.
The nearby roads are the best in the area. Bateman/Penny/Otis/Spring Creek/Algonquin-by Turner Camp, etc.
The two main events (1pm Women & 2pm Men) have been ultra competitive and entertaining this season. Try to take some of it in. Especially juniors. That’s one way to gain perspective, help learn techniques, and foster inspiration.
Please click a buck (or more) for West Town, Blackstone, and Big Marsh each time you BikeReg. It matters!
Hope you cleaned your bike from #DRWcx! If not, you may need a new chain now. Lean on our partner bike shops.
Oh, and the handups have been nice, but time to put it in the big ring. Keep that in mind on your next trip to the grocery store. #HandUps #RaiseTheBacon
This is going to be great! Thanks MSB and SS!
My kids are only coming for the bacon grilled cheese, rosemary fries, and lucky Luis bites. CX racing will be a side show for them on Sunday.
Mine too 🙂
That’s the only reason I’ll be there, too.