Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Frenzy Low Down

This just in:

Hello all,

The first stage race of the season, IMBCS #5 presented by Kia of Des
Moines is coming up this Saturday and Sunday, June 17 / 18 at Sockum
Ridge State Park, near Washington, IA. If you are not familiar with
the course at Sockum Ridge, the course has a lot of everything,
including technical singletrack, challenging climbs, fast descents
and some very fast flat sections giving a total of about 5 miles of
trail per lap for the cross country course.

From I-80 take highway 1 South to Washington, you'll have to go on
218 south for about 4 miles between 80 and 1. Continue into
Washington via highway 92, highway 1 turns into it just before
town. Drive through Washington and take a right on Iowa Ave/W-55,
there will be a Conoco on one corner and The Captain's Table on
another. Continue on this road for 5.5 miles and take a left on
305th St. I'll be on the left about a quarter mile in, there will be
signs to help direct.

Because this will be a stage race, racing will be on Saturday and
Sunday. One is not required to race on both days to receive points
for the series overall. Typical IMBCS scoring will be used for the
cross country race on Sunday. A separate scoring system will be used
for all of the events on Saturday. Please refer to the IMBCS rules
on the IORCA website (www.iorcahome.blogspot.com/) or the yahoo
newsgroup (www.sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/IORCA/) for a complete
explanation on stage race scoring.

Saturday racing will start at Noon with the time trial first, each
rider goes off in 1 minute intervals. Winners will be under 20
minutes (hopefully) and the top finisher in each class will get a
prize. The hill climb is next, probably around 1:30. Same start
order as the TT, winners will be just over a minute, 1 racer on the
hill at a time, time will be subtracted for catching sweet air on
the downward portion of the hill, and prizes are handled the same as
the TT. The short track will start around 30 minutes after the
completion of the hill climb in the following order, beginners,
sports, experts and each class will race separately. A little over
half of this will be on singletrack (the infield was voted down
since it is all grass and that sucks). Beg - 15 min + 1 lap, sport-
15 min + 2 laps, expert 20 min. +2 laps.

Sunday racing will begin at 9am with the beginner race. Beginners
will do 1 lap. The sport and expert class will start at 10:30am and
do 3 and 5 laps, respectively. Sport riders will start 5 minutes
after the experts. Laps are about 5 miles in length.

Awards will be based on each racers total accumulated points for the
weekend. Racers are not required to race both days to be eligible
for awards.
Payouts for at least top 5 in expert.
Prizes for beginner and sport (maybe money for sport open, the race
director will decide that on Sunday).

There will be free camping and free beer to all participants. Andy's
parents will be providing free food for racers after the cross
country race on Sunday. There will also be free Chippewa Springs
bottled water provided by Jay Chesterman throughout the weekend, so
please remember to thank him when you see him.

Registration the day of each race opens at 7:00. Entry fee is $25
for first event and $5 for each additional event, cash or check only

The race coordinator is Andy Lueck and can be contacted at (515) 554-

Hope to see everybody there!

Cam Kirkpatrick
President - IMBCS
Urbandale, IA

If that shit don't sound like a damn good time, I don't know what does. Just got back from the thrift store with me latest racing dress, you mother fuckers better look out:)



Anonymous said...

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PACER frames all sizes Black
STEAMROLLER frames all sizes Gray
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Neve_r_est said...

Dress...aren't those hard to ride in? Aww, nevermind. I might be able to just scoot up to Washington after work Friday and pick up those interested in exploring the great south-eastern IA trail scene. Suby seats four.