Tuesday, September 29, 2009

English Landing Cyclocross Classic Course Map


Here's a map of the course for the English Landing Cyclocross Classic. We intend to run the course in reverse for day #2. I don't know which will be worse.... Although, as you all know, we may change it up a bit before Saturday.

Also, please note the parking assignments. There's a classic car show going on in farmer's market on Saturday afternoon. This means that we need to park away from the venue in the western and northernmost areas so we can respect these other park users...

On another note, get your prereg done. Let's move into the 21st century. See y'all Saturday morning.

BC09 Course #1 0900929

Monday, September 28, 2009

Boss Cross Updates!

Only a few more days until the first Boss Cross of the year, and here are a few updates! Starting position will be base on registration order, so pre-register here at sports base online to get a first row starting position. Here is the race schedule. SS will be racing at 11:00.

Boss Cross #1 - 10/3/09 - English Landing Park, Parkville, MO
Boss Cross #2 - 10/4/09 - English Landing Park, Parkville, MO
Boss Cross #3 - 10/31/09 - Platte Ridge Park, Platte City, MO
Boss Cross #4 - 12/5/09 - Barry-Platte Park, Kansas City, MO

Race Schedule:

10:00 A.M. Men 35+, 45+, 55+ 45 min
10:00 A.M. Women Open (1-4) 45 min
11:00 A.M. Women Cat 4 30 min
11:00 A.M. Junior 30 min
11:00 A.M. Single Speed (M &W) 30 min
12:00 P.M. Men Cat 4 30 min
1:00 P.M. Men Cat 3/4 45 min
2:00 P.M. Men Cat 1/2/3 60 min

Any questions give me a call at the shop: 816-587-8181

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Announcements - Races #1 and 2 - English Landing Cyclocross Classic

You wouldn't believe it by reading this, but writing these posts is hard. All I really need to tell you, dear racers, is that the Boss Cross 2009 series kicks off on Saturday October 3 and Sunday October 4. We're trying to keep up with all of the other awesome cross series(es?) here in KC who have definitely raised the bar in terms of venue, production, amenities, and all that crap. I need to admit... I'm a pretty busy fellow (as everyone who takes a minute out of training, working, trying to be a good parent/spouse/student is as well), but what I may be that none of the rest of you are is super lazy. I'm also slower in life than I am on the bike.

How this affects you racers is that race information gets disseminated at a snail's pace and at the last minute. I'm usually sitting in a hotel bar after a bike ride tweaking the flyer or course maps or figuring out who's doing what when between gin and tonics and beers... Tired from a ride and half boozy from the drinks, I'm trying to get it right, really, but I can only focus for a short time...

So, as you have noticed, the general series flyer has been posted for a week or two. You can see venues, dates, categories (with new start times this year!), and prize lists... all the formal crap. But what I've been struggling to get out is information about Boss Cross #1 and #2 on Saturday and Sunday, October 3 and 4. We've put together a big prize list for this weekend kickoff - $1,000 for each day in cash and tons of bitchin prizes from TRP Brakes, Maxxis Tires, Cycle City, Boulevard Beer and others. We've also added a separate singlespeed category... Parkville has been really cool about welcoming us back into English Landing Park for the third year - even after last year's mudfest. We're changing up the course a bit - no a lot - and trying to make it harder... The goal is to make this weekend of Boss Crossin' a staple on the calendar... I'm even going to really far in to douche territory by naming it - English Landing Cyclocross Classic... Hopefully you all will help make this race a classic!

One last thing... I know that this is Octoginta weekend. And this sucks. Really. I've always maintained that cyclocross season should start the weekend after Octoginta, and you longtime BC'ers may remember that the series was the three weekends after Octoginta... Well, I now think that cyclocross is a season unto itself and we should be able to race as much cross as the guys who want to can... and while lots of crossers race on the road (or the trails for that matter), lots of us make cross our season. Other series(es) have recognized this and added dates in September (the KC Cup at Swope Park was bitchin!!), which has really helped the cross scene grow and lets CX'ers maximize the racing we can do here in KC... We're going to have four months of racing... awesome. So, if you're a guy who does race on the road, and does the Octoginta TT, go do it... then come race in the afternoon at Boss Cross - this is going to be a great weekend!

I removed the 1/2 flyer... thanks for a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Boss Cross 2009 Season Flyer

Bc09 03 Flyer

Here it is, y'all. The flyer for the 2009 season of Boss Cross. As I said before, Races #1 and #2 are going to rock. $1,000 payouts both days. English Landing Park, Parkville. Yes.

Bc09 03 Flyer

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

NEWS QUCKIE!!! Boss Cross 2009

Ok, kids. Allow me to apologize for not getting out any sooner... I really have no excuse. Anyway, e even though you haven't heard from us, we've been busy. Here's a quick update on the new season. I will be getting flyers out in the next couple of days. Promise.

Boss Cross #1 - Saturday October 3, 2009 - English Landing Park, Parkville, MO
Boss Cross #2 - Sunday October 4, 20o9 - English Landing Park, Parkville, MO

Boss Cross #3 - Saturday, October 31, 2009 - Platte Ridge Park, Platte City, MO

Boss Cross #4 - Saturday, December 5, 2009 - Barry-Platte Park, Kansas City, MO

So, we have expanded the series to 4 races this year, but the big news is the English Landing Cyclocross Classic the first weekend in October. We'll talk more about this later, but it is going to be bitchin. Check back soon