Monday, April 29, 2019

Spring Training Series - Week 3

Week 3 of Spring Training Series happened as planned - the anticipated snow came to nought. Instead it was a sunny but brisk day - a great day for a race.

Thanks to all of our attendees, and special thanks to our volunteers, our USA Cycling official, and the Pittsfield Township Police, without whom this event would not be possible.

We found a few items to add to our Lost and Found box - some coats and tights. Ask one of the volunteers at registration next week to see if we have your forgotten gear.

Results for this and all prior weeks are available at the USA Cycling site. Please make sure you agree with your placing. Let me know if we've made a mistake and we'll try to correct it. There were a couple of DNP placings. This means that the official's camera didn't catch you crossing the finish line.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Weather? What weather forecast? (Week 3 plans)

You may have noticed that week 3 (Sunday, April 28) brings a less than ideal forecast. Cold and snow overnight!? Yeah, it's April in Michigan.

There is predicted snowfall overnight, but as of now we are proceeding with events as planned because it is likely this will not cause any hazardous conditions for the event, and it will likely melt with the rise in temperature throughout the day.

That being said, this mainly affects the BRP clinic in the morning. The plan is to proceed as normal but also with caution. If we wake up in the morning and find the roads are slick/icy we will start by delaying the clinic to see if it resolves in time to still practice some skills but skipping the practice race, like we did last event due to cold conditions. If we have delayed and the leaders still feel the conditions are unsafe it is possible we will cancel the clinic for safety reasons. If this happens and the clinic is cancelled due to icy/unsafe road conditions we will refund your clinic entry fee. Please see the registration tent for the refund.

As the day warms up we will plan to host all of our races as it is supposed be 55° and sunny (🤞) and this should resolve snow-related conditions. We will keep our website and social media updated with any changes through race time on April 28.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out. Thank you for choosing to participate with the Spring Training Series rain, snow, or shine!

Sunday, April 7, 2019

2019 Spring Training Series Results - Weeks 1 and 2

Thanks to the few participants who braved the weather for our second week. Thanks also to our volunteers, who didn't have the exertion of the race to keep them warm! We promise better weather for the next series event on April 28. There will be no races or clinic on Easter Sunday.

Results were posted on the USA Cycling website a few minutes ago. Please verify that your participation and placing is correct. If you notice any discrepancy, please let me (jmies at yahoo dot com) know, and we'll try to make a correction. If we made an error, please accept our apologies!

I also updated the clinic results for week 1 to add those who were inadvertently missed. Please ignore the DNF next to your name - I have a call in to USA Cycling to fix this.