The forecast for the Smoketown Criterium on Saturday was not looking good the whole week with scattered thunderstorms predicted for pretty much the whole day. This has happened for this race before and it is an interesting course in the wet. The course is located in Lancaster County at Smoketown Airport.
Prior to the race weekend Alan had gotten in touch with myself and Pedro regarding who to look out for during the race on Saturday, noting the results of a couple accomplished racers in the field. We were told to look out for Matt Randolph (Shirk's Racing, previously unattached), Dakota Schaeffer (Young Medalists), and Chris Meacham (D3DEVO/AIRGAS). Exchanging a brief correspondence ab
I started the Piscitello Law Great Valley Criterium with the intention of sitting in along with my two temmates John Pressman and Pedro Campos, and wait for the field sprint. The course was notorious for ending in a bunch sprint in the Cat 3 race so I was just going to save my energy.
It was a perfect day for the annual Turkey Hill Country Classic! The Cat 3/4 race counted with the presence of TSV Cat 3 riders Brett Houser, Johnathan Pressman, Alan Fody and myself, among the 100 riders who pre-registered.
This weekend marked the 'traditional' kick off of the PA racing calendar, with the 26th Annual Lower Providence Criterium on tap for Sunday. This day is generally when even the most stubborn warm weather racers will finally say goodbye to winter, and kick off their racing seasons.
The TSV Naval Yard Criterium was back for 2013 with a different course, still a six turn criterium specialist course, but mirror image of the previous year. It was windy like always in the Naval Yard, but by the time the P/1/2 race happened a little after 4pm it was sunny and warm out.
Some nice weather finally hit the area this weekend, and I'm sure all of us were very relieved to finally wear short sleeved anything for the first time, in a long time. The weekend was full for most of the team, with the Naval Yard Criterium being hosted and raced eagerly by TSV members on Saturday, with a few places to race locally on Sunday as well.
Lazy weekend for me, just some training out in SJ, with a few riders on the club joining for the UNO ride. Alan Fody, Jon Pressman, Pedro Campos, and Brett Houser were down at the SJ crit, getting used to racing with each other some more.
What a bizarre weekend for racing in Philadelphia.
Today is Sunday and what an awesome day for cross (at least that is what I’m told). I have been racing road for the past five years but this is my first try at cross.