Monday, November 29, 2010

I am #1 all others are #2 or lower!!!!!



Firstly to do things right, one should recognise one's teams achievements for the CX season.

Team Chain reaction/Molson 67 has had a stellar CX season in 2010/2011. Clearing up with 4 titles in various divisions, on top of a Provincial and National title. We may even have snatched the overall series in club points though being heavily out numbered by our closest rivals for the title, Esteem training.

the Southern Ontario cup overall titles taken for Us are:

Paul Greene (Master 1)
Stefan Milosovic (U17)
Kelly Greene (Master female)
Kieran Maxwell (Master 2)

with Rob Sule taking the provincial and national titles for Master C....great effort all around and an awesome way to round up the season.

Master 2 Male

PlaceNameBest 7/71234567License
1Maxwell, Kieran1017132025
162065385
2Jones, Graham85
11
209202565104
3Abbey, Garnett8595131613131670731
4Tripp, Michael46
10

2511
70795
5Ker, Jeff3152

810664153
6Rucklidge, Andrew29


1010
965113
7Chambers, Chris29109
46

64165
8Cranwell, Michael26
6
13

764896
9Laroche, Remi22.856.6
8.25
5
371139
10Schuman, Jamie21138




70726
overall standings after All 7 rounds.


So the season is over, the weekend saw the final round of the S.O. Cup at Riverdale. It was a hard fought last round, and Graham Jones laid down some serious riding to clinch his first win of the season as well as nipping 2nd in the overall from Garnett Abbey and show us all how it should be done!



Personally i spent the time leading up to the event and fair section of the race itself thinking about wrapping up the season and getting to grips with a flask of Gluhwein i had prep'ed the night before!
as such the hills and mud seemed to hurt me all the more this time out and it was a struggle to claim 2nd on the day.


so now its Rest and Recuperation until its time to gear up for next season.

all of which starts......... now! diet is back on already, been doing some steady easy rides to keep me moving and the weight from creeping back over Christmas, and come the 15th Dec. i'll be heading to the UK for a short training camp and family Christmas. Combined with some much revision for my upcoming Chemistry finals (currently getting 93%).

oh its never ending at the bottom of the food chain!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Post race update: Barrie CX S.O.Cup #6


hard to see here but now i come with improved virtual pace settings!!!

Took 3rd today. It was cold and blustery, but a great little course that suited my strengths.


video

short clip of me hitting the small rise.





getting closer to that prize all the time...


and with only one race left in the series...baring disaster i look set to take the title. A great way to end the season.

Master 2 Male

PlaceNameBest 7/7123456License
1Maxwell, Kieran817132025
1665385
2Abbey, Garnett69951316131370731
3Jones, Graham60
11
2092065104
4Hasyj, Shaw538


202570688
5Tripp, Michael46
10

251170795
6Chambers, Chris29109
46
64165
7Ker, Jeff2552

81064153
8MacKay, Tom21
1911

65396
8Schuman, Jamie21138



70726
10Rucklidge, Andrew20


1010
65113

looking forward to Moving up to M1 next year and getting pushed by those guys, they are going to have me on my back foot for sure but I like a challenge.

so one more week of ripping it up and then its all over till next year....been a long season so far.

February was a long time ago now, looking forward to relaxing a bit and doing some long rides back home in the UK for Xmas.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Pre race: S.O.cup #6 Barrie

Well I'm back from my illness and looking forward to the last two rounds...

With two to go I'm 9 points clear, but a last minute change by the OCA means that now instead of it being the best 5 results from the series of 7 its now 7 of 7.

All of which means I really should have bit the bullet and raced last weekend so as to pick up a few extra points.

Master 2 Male

PlaceNameBest 7/712345License
1Maxwell, Kieran657132025
65385
2Abbey, Garnett569513161370731
3Jones, Graham40
11
20965104
4Tripp, Michael35
10

2570795
5Chambers, Chris29109
4664165
6Hasyj, Shaw288


2070688
7MacKay, Tom21
1911
65396
7Schuman, Jamie21138


70726
9Rucklidge, Andrew20


101065113
10Laroche, Remi19.856.6
8.25
571139


Never mind though, I have my game plan figured out so providing i don't have any major technical issues things are still manageable. Of course Being CX there are no certainties a quick look at my future team mates, Peter Kofmans early season luck is a testament to that!

He had 4 mechanical stoppages in the first 5 races I think. I guess we'll have to see what the Cx gods have in store for me!

watch this space......

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Nationals update.

The nationals came to town this weekend and it was a great weekend for Team Chain Reaction.

Rob Sule is the new
Master C Canadian champion.


Paul Greene Missed his call up and then the podium to tak
e 4th place in Master B.

Kelly Greene took 9th in Master women

As for myself bought up the rear with a respectable 19th place. (any where in the top 50% was going to be good for me so to be in the top 30% was great).

Big thanks to everyone that turned up to shout and cheer for us it certainly helped!!!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Southern Ontario Cup standings after 4 rounds.

not bad for my first season...

Master 2 Male

PlaceNameBest 5/71234License
1Maxwell, Kieran65713202565385
2Sule, Robert452520

65405
3Abbey, Garnett4395131670731
4Jones, Graham31
11
2065104
5Chambers, Chris23109
464165
6MacKay, Tom21
191165396
6Schuman, Jamie21138

70726
8Cranwell, Michael19
6
1364896
9Cooney, Paul16
16

65122
9Hendriks, Aaron1616


64726
11Rose, Joel12

4864993
12Enns, Scott11

5670135
13Tripp, Michael10
10

70795
13Westwood, Kris10

10
65746
13Fournier, Adam103

764166
13Rucklidge, Andrew10


1065113
17Ross, Brien9


964617
18Hasyj, Shaw88


70688