Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Congratulations to all the race day division winners at BASP #2
Cat A Women- Kerry Barnholt- Scott/Ritchey
Cat A Men- David Wyandt- Bay 101/HRS/Rock Lobster
Cat A 35+ Men- Don Myrah- Ibis/BuyCell.com
Cat A 45+ Men- Gannon Myall- Cal Giant/Specialized
Men 55+- Norm Kreiss- Cal Giant/Specialized
Cat A Single Speed- Rainer Schaefer- Freewheel/Hunter
Cat A 35+ Women- Amy Goldstein- Bicycle Trip/Symantec
Cat B Women- Amy Shreve- Specialized
Cat B Men- Scott Penzarella- Studio Velo
Cat B 45+ Men- John Walter- El Cerrito
Cat B 35+ Men- Shawn O'Meara- Velo Reno
Cat C 35+ Men- Michael Lodoen- Murray-Renaissance
Cat C Men- Jonathon Kreirtran- San Jose Bicycle Club
Cat C Women- Annie Yates- Golden Gate Velo
Junior 15-18- Tobin Ortenblad- Spokesman Bicycle
Junior Women- Madeline Myall- Cal Giant
Junior 10-14- Jovanni Stefani- Sprocket Rocket

Nor-Cal racers earned strong results down south at the UCI Dam Cross events.
Both Saturday and Sunday riders from the NCNCA region showed fine form against strong competition from So-Cal and abroad.

Leading the way on the Men's side was Scott Chapin(Bay 101/HRS/Rock Lobster).  Chapin cracked the top 10 on both days, displaying super riding skills and strength in Los Angeles.  On Sunday Jeremy Ferguson(Cal Giant/Specialized) battled into the top 10, to join Chapin as the only Nor-Cal men to fight & claw their way into a top 10 finish position during the weekend races.

The Nor-Cal Women again proved themselves as warriors of the Cross bicycle, and positioned themselves as true contenders in any Elite race in America when the start gun sounds. 

Saturday it was Devon Haskell(Bike Station Aptos) and Barbara Howe(Ibis And The Danger Twins) who both contended for victory, while eventually finishing 4th & 5th respectively, only 44 and 52 seconds away from the 1st place rider- Susan Butler (Hudz-Subaru).  Also in to top 10 on Saturday were 3 other Nor-Cal women racers, Beverly Chaney(Team Roaring Mouse), Courtney Dimpel(Bike Station Aptos), and Katrina Baumsteiger(Team Rambuski Law).

On Sunday Howe & Haskell each moved up a placing and traded positions on the podium with Haskell in 4th and Howe in 3rd.  Howe was on her game during Sunday's race, rallying across the grass sections and posting tremendous average speeds on the pavement portions.  In the end Howe was a mere 22 seconds away from victory at the UCI C2 status event.

Dimple, Chaney and Baumsteiger again made top 10 on Sunday.