Sunday, October 14, 2012

Lone Wolf Cycling Doesn't Crash!!

Sweet little vid of IC X put together by our buds at Lone Wolf Cycling - who also did up our kick ass 10th Anniversary Kits.  Thanks guys!




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IC Champs - Farabaugh and Sornson!


ADAM FARABAUGH, CHERYL SORNSON TAKE NOTUBES IRON CROSS CROWNS
By Mike Cushionbury

Harrisburg, PA - Under a large but ultimately unrealized threat of rainy, hypothermic conditions the 10th annual running of Pennsylvania’s legendary NoTubes' Iron Cross treated riders to 63 miles and 6,500 feet of climbing with crisp, cloudy skies and perfectly tacky trail conditions in and around the scenic Pine Grove State Park in the Michaux State Forest.



In the Open Men’s category reigning USA Cycling Elite Criterium National Champion Adam Farabaugh (Ekoi.com-Gaspesien Pro Cycling Team), a five-time Iron Cross competitor, took the win in a close battle while newly crowned NUE series champion Cheryl Sornson of Team CF controlled the Open Women’s fracas from start to finish.
Riders staged in front of the picturesque Central PA Conservancy's Iron Masters 
Mansion and were promptly released at 9am onto a new prologue loop around the mansion grounds before setting out on course to face the day’s first big challenge: a KOM up the Shippensburg Rd climb. When riders crested the top the selections were made. For the men, a four rider group containing KOM winner Farabaugh, local rider Aaron Snyder (Scott Bicycles), eventual Master’s class champion Garth Prosser (Specialized) and Gerry Pflug (Salsa Cycles/NoTubes/Top Gear) had already established that one of them would be the overall winner. Trailing close was women’s QOM winner Sornson. Though she lost contact with the lead bunch mid-way up Shippensburg she had already gained a commanding and ultimately insurmountable lead ahead of eventual second place, 2009 winner Selene Yeager, also of Team CF.
When the lead bunch emerged from the fast, rocky and technical Lippencote downhill following the KOM Pflug, riding a hardtail mountain bike, carried just over a minute on Prosser with Snyder trailing, both riders also on mountain bikes. Farabaugh, aboard a cyclocross bike was now two minutes in arrears. Prosser chased all the way to the ugly Wigwam hike-a-bike and then soon made contact with Pflug while both Snyder and Farabaugh appeared content to gradually make forward progress while the two Master class racers crossed swords for the lead.


Just over Wigwam Snyder gapped Farabaugh and then reeled in Prosser and Pflug on the Fegly doubletrack climb to make it a group of three.

By this point Farabaugh was about 20-seconds back but once the they hit the Thompson Hollow Road downhill Farabaugh, using his four years of trail knowledge, pinned it at close to 50mph on the gravel road descent with numerous off camber turns to latch back on to the lead trio before the next flat and fast pavement section. A crucial move since being caught out there could spell the end to his solo chase. And it was at this point forward that bike selection played a role in race tactics for the overall win.

A hot debate in Ultracross is “mountain bike verses ‘cross bike,” the latter being the accepted norm. Even though the “cross” in Ultracross is cyclocrosss, mountain bikes are a legal and accepted weapon of choice in any Ultracross race. As such, Farabaugh rode a cyclocross bike as per Ultracross tradition while Snyder, Prosser and Pflug were on ultra-light hardtail mountain bikes with narrow tires, something they intended to use as an advantage on the final log-strewn singletrack section before the last climb of the day.

Three of the four of us were on mountain bikes, I told Garth if we can stay close (on Hoggshead) we can catch him in the singletrack,” explained Snyder.

When they exited the fast, road race-esque country road that rolls through the Cumberland Valley to checkpoint 3 as a group it was time to begin the arduous task of topping the infamous 4.1-mile Hogshead-to-Woodrow dirt road climb. As Farabaugh upped the pace on his ‘cross bike he was able to open a gap on Snyder and Prosser while Pflug faded under the pressure to drop about 30 seconds back.

Farabaugh’s expected bike handicap in the technical singletrack never materialized, he exited the section leading and then attacked up the final, leg crushing grass meadow climb to Larry’s Tavern, which then spilled riders onto the last few miles of descending to the finish. Snyder began to have cramping issues “I cramped up so bad I had to stop and Garth went by,” he said. “I caught back up but cramped again and that was that.”

Being the only rider of the four on a proper ‘cross bike, Farabaugh admitted to being a little concerned when they went into the last miles of the race. “There was a lot of singletrack in the last hour and those guys can really ride a mountain bike. I knew I had to get as much of a gap as I could over the top of Hogshead and once I did that I just had to try and keep increasing it.”

According to Snyder, the chasers where a little impressed. “Adam was holding his own for sure. I kept expecting to see him around every turn,” he said.

Farabaugh simply remained composed. “I managed to extend my lead in the singletrack even with being pretty tired at that point. I knew though once I was at the top of the last run up (to Larry’s Tavern) I had it in the bag and none of them would be able to match me on the fireroad and paved descent to the finish.”

With Prosser now securely in second overall (and first for the Master’s) a cramping Snyder was forced to hold off a challenging Pflug to take third.

I really wanted to beat Gerry today,” said a pleased Prosser of his commanding ride. “I don’t like riding behind people so I wanted to stay at the front.”

In single-speed action, the ultra-high cadence of Austin Horse propelled him to an uncontested win over Roger Masse (Trek Racing) and Thick Bike’s William Westover. Though the class favorite was Stan’s NoTubes road and cyclocross pro Stephen Kincaid, a series of issues including a flat tire and a four mile detour off course relegated him to a hard fought fourth place.

While mountain bikes continue to make their presence know at Iron Cross, promoter Mike Kuhn is quick to point out that this is Ultracross, not a mountain bike race and once again, just like it should be in any style of ‘cross racing, a proper cyclocross bike won the day.
More information about Iron Cross and the growing sport of Ultracross can be found on the “Iron Cross Race” Facebook page and at IronCrossRace.com.











   

Monday, October 8, 2012

2012 Results

Also up on bikereg.com.  Thanks all for a killer day.


TODAYS FINAL RESULTS 


Division: Men 50K 


Place Bib # Name Gun Start Finish Gun Elapsed Age 
Gender Division 

MEN 50K

1 229 Webster, Andrew 09:06:00.000 11:36:15.671 02:30:15.671 29 
2 234 White, Jeremiah 09:06:00.000 11:48:28.406 02:42:28.406 24 
3 152 Myers, Tyson 09:06:00.000 12:32:05.828 03:26:05.828 27 
4 233 White, Christopher 09:06:00.000 12:41:25.656 03:35:25.656 40 
5 123 Kaminski, Kevin 09:06:00.000 13:09:03.375 04:03:03.375 29 
6 1 Abel III, Richard 09:06:00.000 13:11:22.250 04:05:22.250 23 
7 205 stoner, brian j 09:06:00.000 13:43:30.218 04:37:30.218 46 

Division: Iron Cross Senior Men (< 40 on race day) 


Place Bib # Name Gun Start Finish Gun Elapsed Age 
Gender Division 

1 71 Farabaugh, Adam 09:06:00.000 12:53:45.328 03:47:45.328 23 
2 201 Snyder, Aaron 09:06:00.000 12:57:05.484 03:51:05.484 
3 184 Rogers, Brian 09:06:00.000 13:11:16.390 04:05:16.390 33 
4 85 Goates, Nathan 09:06:00.000 13:12:53.656 04:06:53.656 39 
5 221 Vanderberg, Michael 09:06:00.000 13:13:35.906 04:07:35.906 34 
6 199 Smith, Ben 09:06:00.000 13:16:16.203 04:10:16.203 36 
7 165 Patton, Brian 09:06:00.000 13:16:19.578 04:10:19.578 34 
8 60 Driscoll, Adam 09:06:00.000 13:17:01.734 04:11:01.734 31 
9 206 Stubna, Mike 09:06:00.000 13:17:04.140 04:11:04.140 36 
10 247 Rapp, Dan 09:06:00.000 13:17:52.359 04:11:52.359 37 
11 122 Kahlenberg, Jordan 09:06:00.000 13:23:16.062 04:17:16.062 31 
Iron Cross Sen 
12 189 Royek, Alan 09:06:00.000 13:24:56.671 04:18:56.671 19 
Iron Cross Sen 
13 14 Blair, Patrick 09:06:00.000 13:25:18.406 04:19:18.406 31 
Iron Cross Sen 
14 24 Byrd, Lance 09:06:00.000 13:25:57.937 04:19:57.937 31 
Iron Cross Sen 
15 131 Kuhl, Christopher 09:06:00.000 13:30:50.328 04:24:50.328 28 
Iron Cross Sen 
16 157 Norvell, Montana 09:06:00.000 13:31:41.968 04:25:41.968 34 
Iron Cross Sen 
17 248 West, Josh 09:06:00.000 13:33:15.453 04:27:15.453 38 
Iron Cross Sen 
18 96 Hay, Ben 09:06:00.000 13:36:35.171 04:30:35.171 27 
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 Iron Cross Sen 
19 125 Kell, Martin 09:06:00.000 13:37:21.718 04:31:21.718 25 
Iron Cross Sen 
20 133 Lebair, Craig 09:06:00.000 13:39:42.484 04:33:42.484 29 
Iron Cross Sen 
21 160 Ordons, Steven 09:06:00.000 13:39:44.828 04:33:44.828 29 
Iron Cross Sen 
22 75 Festa, Mike 09:06:00.000 13:39:46.812 04:33:46.812 29 
Iron Cross Sen 
23 179 Ray, Cooper 09:06:00.000 13:40:58.937 04:34:58.937 20 
Iron Cross Sen 
24 39 Cornett, David 09:06:00.000 13:42:26.234 04:36:26.234 29 
Iron Cross Sen 
25 255 Gil, Mitchael 09:06:00.000 13:43:33.531 04:37:33.531 33 
Iron Cross Sen 
26 191 Saari, Timothy 09:06:00.000 13:47:04.328 04:41:04.328 38 
Iron Cross Sen 
27 242 yackle, shawn 09:06:00.000 13:51:19.875 04:45:19.875 36 
Iron Cross Sen 
28 154 Neide Jr, William 09:06:00.000 13:54:15.984 04:48:15.984 32 
Iron Cross Sen 
29 8 Barbone, Mike 09:06:00.000 13:54:38.406 04:48:38.406 32 
Iron Cross Sen 
30 16 Bridge, Jake 09:06:00.000 13:56:21.296 04:50:21.296 38 
Iron Cross Sen 
31 256 Moose, Matt 09:06:00.000 13:56:25.859 04:50:25.859 21 
Iron Cross Sen 
32 111 Hungerford, Jason 09:06:00.000 13:56:28.468 04:50:28.468 32 
Iron Cross Sen 
33 9 Beals, Joshua 09:06:00.000 13:56:43.812 04:50:43.812 29 
Iron Cross Sen 
34 139 Martin, Jalon 09:06:00.000 13:57:11.328 04:51:11.328 23 
Iron Cross Sen 
35 120 Johnson, William 09:06:00.000 13:57:50.453 04:51:50.453 30 
Iron Cross Sen 
36 74 Ferrar, Kyle 09:06:00.000 13:57:52.734 04:51:52.734 26 
Iron Cross Sen 
37 194 Schneider, Jimmy 09:06:00.000 13:58:13.343 04:52:13.343 33 
Iron Cross Sen 
38 15 Branch IV, Eli L 09:06:00.000 13:58:50.328 04:52:50.328 29 
Iron Cross Sen 
39 227 Wanner, John 09:06:00.000 13:59:21.531 04:53:21.531 34 
Iron Cross Sen 
40 55 DiSibio, Rob 09:06:00.000 14:01:30.062 04:55:30.062 35 
Iron Cross Sen 
41 174 Ponton, Anthony 09:06:00.000 14:03:36.234 04:57:36.234 38 
Iron Cross Sen 
42 141 Matthews, Grant 09:06:00.000 14:03:37.109 04:57:37.109 40 
Iron Cross Sen 
43 249 Gray, Scott 09:06:00.000 14:03:38.796 04:57:38.796 37 
Iron Cross Sen 
44 167 Peterman, Mark 09:06:00.000 14:04:12.953 04:58:12.953 41 
Iron Cross Sen 
45 18 Brixius, Dan 09:06:00.000 14:04:50.359 04:58:50.359 38 
Iron Cross Sen 
46 124 Kaplan, Mateus 09:06:00.000 14:04:51.765 04:58:51.765 25 
Iron Cross Sen 
47 228 Ward, Brooks 09:06:00.000 14:05:48.031 04:59:48.031 25 
Iron Cross Sen 
48 117 Jensen, Christopher 09:06:00.000 14:07:21.031 05:01:21.031 36 
Iron Cross Sen 
49 54 Diehl, Robert 09:06:00.000 14:07:28.218 05:01:28.218 31 
Iron Cross Sen 
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 50 107 Hopkins, Brian 09:06:00.000 14:07:45.656 05:01:45.656 31 
Iron Cross Sen 
51 215 Tinkey, Matthew 09:06:00.000 14:08:10.140 05:02:10.140 37 
Iron Cross Sen 
52 30 Chapman, Tyler 09:06:00.000 14:08:59.484 05:02:59.484 32 
Iron Cross Sen 
53 148 Miller, Will 09:06:00.000 14:11:56.593 05:05:56.593 33 
Iron Cross Sen 
54 102 Hoblet, Joshua 09:06:00.000 14:14:59.734 05:08:59.734 40 
Iron Cross Sen 
55 250 Shaefer, Jonathan 09:06:00.000 14:15:46.171 05:09:46.171 27 
Iron Cross Sen 
56 159 Ondy, Kyle 09:06:00.000 14:17:35.671 05:11:35.671 23 
Iron Cross Sen 
57 186 rollin, antoine 09:06:00.000 14:17:37.812 05:11:37.812 33 
Iron Cross Sen 
58 90 Haller, Adam 09:06:00.000 14:19:10.187 05:13:10.187 25 
Iron Cross Sen 
59 144 McColgan, Michael 09:06:00.000 14:22:39.875 05:16:39.875 39 
Iron Cross Sen 
60 225 Waddle, Tolsun 09:06:00.000 14:24:23.078 05:18:23.078 32 
Iron Cross Sen 
61 115 Jakubek, Greg 09:06:00.000 14:24:25.625 05:18:25.625 25 
Iron Cross Sen 
62 235 Wilhelm, Armand 09:06:00.000 14:26:08.015 05:20:08.015 30 
Iron Cross Sen 
63 172 Placette, Sam 09:06:00.000 14:26:49.125 05:20:49.125 28 
Iron Cross Sen 
64 153 Namba, Yohta 09:06:00.000 14:27:14.453 05:21:14.453 25 
Iron Cross Sen 
65 94 Harris, Jamie 09:06:00.000 14:27:32.125 05:21:32.125 38 
Iron Cross Sen 
66 37 Conneely, Patrick 09:06:00.000 14:29:28.031 05:23:28.031 37 
Iron Cross Sen 
67 6 Bailey, Ben 09:06:00.000 14:31:07.375 05:25:07.375 22 
Iron Cross Sen 
68 202 Spicher, Jon 09:06:00.000 14:31:09.484 05:25:09.484 24 
Iron Cross Sen 
69 103 Hochstetler, Joe 09:06:00.000 14:31:10.703 05:25:10.703 22 
Iron Cross Sen 
70 2 Abild, Andrew 09:06:00.000 14:31:23.406 05:25:23.406 21 
Iron Cross Sen 
71 23 butler, geoff 09:06:00.000 14:31:24.437 05:25:24.437 34 
Iron Cross Sen 
72 150 Miskiewicz, Darrin 09:06:00.000 14:32:36.203 05:26:36.203 38 
Iron Cross Sen 
73 181 Resch, Bernhard 09:06:00.000 14:32:37.265 05:26:37.265 34 
Iron Cross Sen 
74 29 Champlain, Brett 09:06:00.000 14:34:16.062 05:28:16.062 32 
Iron Cross Sen 
75 220 Urizar, Paolo 09:06:00.000 14:35:17.921 05:29:17.921 38 
Iron Cross Sen 
76 219 Trinkaus, Jared 09:06:00.000 14:35:56.265 05:29:56.265 25 
Iron Cross Sen 
77 238 Wilson, David 09:06:00.000 14:37:29.593 05:31:29.593 34 
Iron Cross Sen 
78 213 Temple, Jason 09:06:00.000 14:40:52.171 05:34:52.171 26 
Iron Cross Sen 
79 190 Rubell, Jay 09:06:00.000 14:40:55.703 05:34:55.703 
Iron Cross Sen 
80 28 carlson, don 09:06:00.000 14:44:00.390 05:38:00.390 35 
Iron Cross Sen 
81 38 Cook, Dexter 09:06:00.000 14:49:32.781 05:43:32.781 32 
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 Iron Cross Sen 
82 187 Rovner, Josh 09:06:00.000 14:49:47.031 05:43:47.031 24 
Iron Cross Sen 
83 239 wolf, shawn 09:06:00.000 14:50:09.046 05:44:09.046 25 
Iron Cross Sen 
84 40 Craig, Francis 09:06:00.000 14:55:47.062 05:49:47.062 45 
Iron Cross Sen 
85 32 Clevenger, Thomas 09:06:00.000 14:57:27.625 05:51:27.625 32 
Iron Cross Sen 
86 200 Smith, David 09:06:00.000 14:58:02.437 05:52:02.437 54 
Iron Cross Sen 
87 217 tobias, bret 09:06:00.000 14:59:43.312 05:53:43.312 39 
Iron Cross Sen 
88 212 Taylor, Justin 09:06:00.000 15:02:13.671 05:56:13.671 25 
Iron Cross Sen 
89 155 Neumann, Tom 09:06:00.000 15:02:18.281 05:56:18.281 39 
Iron Cross Sen 
90 36 cohen, joshua 09:06:00.000 15:04:34.312 05:58:34.312 39 
Iron Cross Sen 
91 156 Newman, Adam 09:06:00.000 15:06:24.359 06:00:24.359 32 
Iron Cross Sen 
92 244 Zimmerman, Chad 09:06:00.000 15:09:56.437 06:03:56.437 33 
Iron Cross Sen 
93 132 Lacaj, Geri 09:06:00.000 15:14:55.171 06:08:55.171 19 
Iron Cross Sen 
94 50 Deitch, David 09:06:00.000 15:14:56.890 06:08:56.890 30 
Iron Cross Sen 
95 151 Molendyke, Kris 09:06:00.000 15:15:37.109 06:09:37.109 31 
Iron Cross Sen 
96 78 Fritzsche, Jason 09:06:00.000 15:15:38.406 06:09:38.406 36 
Iron Cross Sen 
97 34 Clingan, Mike 09:06:00.000 15:17:35.890 06:11:35.890 36 
Iron Cross Sen 
98 198 shumaker, mark 09:06:00.000 15:17:50.921 06:11:50.921 38 
Iron Cross Sen 
99 171 Pisle, Ralph 09:06:00.000 15:19:02.703 06:13:02.703 38 
Iron Cross Sen 
100 147 Merriam, Jonah 09:06:00.000 15:23:08.234 06:17:08.234 13 
Iron Cross Sen 
101 145 mcKenna, christopher 09:06:00.000 15:23:51.796 06:17:51.796 39 
Iron Cross Sen 
102 223 Voytko, Benjamin 09:06:00.000 15:46:18.812 06:40:18.812 31 
Iron Cross Sen 
103 11 Benton, Gregory 09:06:00.000 15:49:59.609 06:43:59.609 35 
Iron Cross Sen 
104 121 Kafferlin, Seth 09:06:00.000 15:50:00.500 06:44:00.500 35 
Iron Cross Sen 
105 31 Cherefko, Chad 09:06:00.000 15:50:27.968 06:44:27.968 33 
Iron Cross Sen 
106 209 Talbott, Brian 09:06:00.000 15:50:31.062 06:44:31.062 35 
Iron Cross Sen 
107 43 Czajka, Jordan 09:06:00.000 16:00:05.656 06:54:05.656 32 
Iron Cross Sen 
108 47 Daniels, Grant 09:06:00.000 16:06:18.375 07:00:18.375 26 
Iron Cross Sen 
Division: IC SingleSpeed 
Place Bib # Name Gun Start Finish Gun Elapsed Age 
Gender Division 

1 108 Horse, Austin 09:06:00.000 13:11:11.906 04:05:11.906 30 
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 IC SingleSpeed 
2 140 Masse, Roger 09:06:00.000 13:24:32.890 04:18:32.890 51 
IC SingleSpeed 
3 231 Westover, William 09:06:00.000 13:30:55.078 04:24:55.078 37 
IC SingleSpeed 
4 127 Kincaid, Stephan 09:06:00.000 13:37:23.453 04:31:23.453 40 
IC SingleSpeed 
5 135 Lowe, George 09:06:00.000 13:44:13.625 04:38:13.625 37 
IC SingleSpeed 
6 97 Hays, Chris 09:06:00.000 13:47:25.453 04:41:25.453 39 
IC SingleSpeed 
7 69 Evanitus, Clark 09:06:00.000 13:49:34.140 04:43:34.140 42 
IC SingleSpeed 
8 218 Tressler, Michael 09:06:00.000 13:53:14.718 04:47:14.718 33 
IC SingleSpeed 
9 86 Green, Scott 09:06:00.000 13:59:15.265 04:53:15.265 35 
IC SingleSpeed 
10 104 Hollerbach, George 09:06:00.000 14:13:49.765 05:07:49.765 57 
IC SingleSpeed 
11 196 Shaffer, Nicholas 09:06:00.000 14:40:04.359 05:34:04.359 32 
IC SingleSpeed 
12 64 Dudek, Ryan 09:06:00.000 14:44:23.937 05:38:23.937 28 
IC SingleSpeed 
13 177 Pryor, Dave 09:06:00.000 14:44:48.859 05:38:48.859 43 
IC SingleSpeed 
14 59 Dreyer, Richard 09:06:00.000 14:56:29.578 05:50:29.578 36 
IC SingleSpeed 
15 5 altland, scott 09:06:00.000 15:11:36.875 06:05:36.875 49 
IC SingleSpeed 
16 253 McCalley, Ed 09:06:00.000 15:20:02.750 06:14:02.750 61 
IC SingleSpeed 
17 4 Adashek, Michael 09:06:00.000 16:06:15.125 07:00:15.125 23 
IC SingleSpeed 

Division: IC Masters 40 and + 


Place Bib # Name Gun Start Finish Gun Elapsed Age 
Gender Division 

1 176 prosser, garth 09:06:00.000 12:54:54.906 03:48:54.906 42 
IC Masters 40 
2 168 PFLUG, Gerry 09:06:00.000 12:58:59.531 03:52:59.531 44 
IC Masters 40 
3 257 Galletta, Gregg 09:06:00.000 13:08:00.625 04:02:00.625 42 
IC Masters 40 
4 84 Glowczynski, Ron 09:06:00.000 13:09:17.468 04:03:17.468 44 
IC Masters 40 
5 226 Wade, Jake 09:06:00.000 13:17:07.093 04:11:07.093 40 
IC Masters 40 
6 118 Johnson, James 09:06:00.000 13:25:30.906 04:19:30.906 45 
IC Masters 40 
7 203 Stauffer, Bruce 09:06:00.000 13:26:03.406 04:20:03.406 44 
IC Masters 40 
8 80 Funk, David 09:06:00.000 13:31:44.437 04:25:44.437 49 
IC Masters 40 
9 26 Campbell, Rob 09:06:00.000 13:31:57.890 04:25:57.890 41 
IC Masters 40 
10 42 Cushionbury, Mike 09:06:00.000 13:33:36.109 04:27:36.109 42 
IC Masters 40 
11 251 Campbell, Rich 09:06:00.000 13:35:40.625 04:29:40.625 58 
IC Masters 40 
12 83 Ganoung, George 09:06:00.000 13:36:20.062 04:30:20.062 41 
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IC Masters 40 
13 57 Donat, Trent 09:06:00.000 13:36:32.250 04:30:32.250 44 
IC Masters 40 
14 100 Henderson, Lawrence 09:06:00.000 13:47:23.031 04:41:23.031 54 
IC Masters 40 
15 106 holzman, warren 09:06:00.000 13:47:41.625 04:41:41.625 41 
IC Masters 40 
16 195 seaton, matt 09:06:00.000 13:48:40.875 04:42:40.875 47 
IC Masters 40 
17 149 Milliken, Doug 09:06:00.000 13:54:20.718 04:48:20.718 46 
IC Masters 40 
18 170 Pisarek, Bruce 09:06:00.000 13:57:08.609 04:51:08.609 41 
IC Masters 40 
19 49 Deitch, Ken 09:06:00.000 13:57:14.171 04:51:14.171 42 
IC Masters 40 
20 224 Wachs, Evan 09:06:00.000 14:01:22.875 04:55:22.875 50 
IC Masters 40 
21 95 Hartman, Darren 09:06:00.000 14:01:23.781 04:55:23.781 52 
IC Masters 40 
22 79 Fuller, Ted 09:06:00.000 14:04:55.625 04:58:55.625 45 
IC Masters 40 
23 240 wood, murray 09:06:00.000 14:04:57.093 04:58:57.093 60 
IC Masters 40 
24 35 Cloer, Marty 09:06:00.000 14:06:12.203 05:00:12.203 55 
IC Masters 40 
25 45 Danaceau, Chris 09:06:00.000 14:06:24.312 05:00:24.312 45 
IC Masters 40 
26 162 Oswald, Tom 09:06:00.000 14:08:23.546 05:02:23.546 44 
IC Masters 40 
27 137 Luecke, William 09:06:00.000 14:09:17.203 05:03:17.203 50 
IC Masters 40 
28 41 Cummins, Jim 09:06:00.000 14:09:32.484 05:03:32.484 54 
IC Masters 40 
29 204 Stickle, Jeff 09:06:00.000 14:13:44.984 05:07:44.984 47 
IC Masters 40 
30 116 Janeiro, Mike 09:06:00.000 14:14:39.062 05:08:39.062 41 
IC Masters 40 
31 93 Harnett, Howard 09:06:00.000 14:14:53.281 05:08:53.281 43 
IC Masters 40 
32 241 wright, james 09:06:00.000 14:15:04.625 05:09:04.625 49 
IC Masters 40 
33 237 Wilson, Scott 09:06:00.000 14:19:11.562 05:13:11.562 52 
IC Masters 40 
34 81 Gabriel, Jason 09:06:00.000 14:19:51.531 05:13:51.531 42 
IC Masters 40 
35 52 DeLuca, Ed 09:06:00.000 14:20:33.343 05:14:33.343 46 
IC Masters 40 
36 87 Greene, Albert 09:06:00.000 14:20:42.031 05:14:42.031 50 
IC Masters 40 
37 126 Kersting, jonathan 09:06:00.000 14:21:08.703 05:15:08.703 40 
IC Masters 40 
38 211 Tavani, Joseph 09:06:00.000 14:23:15.843 05:17:15.843 42 
IC Masters 40 
39 89 Haight, Dave 09:06:00.000 14:27:20.562 05:21:20.562 47 
IC Masters 40 
40 175 POOLE, FORREST 09:06:00.000 14:29:26.468 05:23:26.468 41 
IC Masters 40 
41 99 Heckler, Todd 09:06:00.000 14:31:28.734 05:25:28.734 46 
IC Masters 40 
42 58 Drasher, James 09:06:00.000 14:32:39.046 05:26:39.046 43 
IC Masters 40 
43 27 Carlisle, James 09:06:00.000 14:32:40.750 05:26:40.750 48 
IC Masters 40 
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44 25 Campbell, Bob 09:06:00.000 14:33:07.406 05:27:07.406 52 
IC Masters 40 
45 98 Hecht, Steven 09:06:00.000 14:33:54.640 05:27:54.640 48 
IC Masters 40 
46 76 finnerty, warren 09:06:00.000 14:34:07.328 05:28:07.328 48 
IC Masters 40 
47 236 Wilson, James 09:06:00.000 14:34:09.125 05:28:09.125 57 
IC Masters 40 
48 110 Humphrey, Glenn 09:06:00.000 14:36:24.234 05:30:24.234 40 
IC Masters 40 
49 245 Kegley, David 09:06:00.000 14:40:42.640 05:34:42.640 44 
IC Masters 40 
50 119 Johnson, Michael 09:06:00.000 14:41:03.578 05:35:03.578 53 
IC Masters 40 
51 183 Rittler, Greg 09:06:00.000 14:42:26.968 05:36:26.968 41 
IC Masters 40 
52 134 LoFrisco, Frank 09:06:00.000 14:42:33.921 05:36:33.921 46 
IC Masters 40 
53 192 Savastani, Lou 09:06:00.000 14:45:57.593 05:39:57.593 43 
IC Masters 40 
54 56 Dodson, Dennis 09:06:00.000 14:50:18.203 05:44:18.203 52 
IC Masters 40 
55 222 Verwer, Bernard 09:06:00.000 14:55:48.109 05:49:48.109 49 
IC Masters 40 
56 44 Styborski, Dan 09:06:00.000 14:55:59.656 05:49:59.656 59 
IC Masters 40 
57 17 Briggs, Ian 09:06:00.000 14:56:38.453 05:50:38.453 61 
IC Masters 40 
58 12 Bergeron, John 09:06:00.000 14:58:02.859 05:52:02.859 40 
IC Masters 40 
59 208 Swigart, Jim 09:06:00.000 15:03:48.328 05:57:48.328 41 
IC Masters 40 
60 65 Eater, Greg 09:06:00.000 15:08:06.531 06:02:06.531 42 
IC Masters 40 
61 67 Ellis, Michael 09:06:00.000 15:09:45.984 06:03:45.984 58 
IC Masters 40 
62 230 Wells, Gene 09:06:00.000 15:10:22.125 06:04:22.125 54 
IC Masters 40 
63 146 McWilliams, Joe 09:06:00.000 15:16:07.234 06:10:07.234 41 
IC Masters 40 
64 33 Clifford, Matt 09:06:00.000 15:16:25.062 06:10:25.062 42 
IC Masters 40 
65 10 Benchoff, Trevis 09:06:00.000 15:16:27.234 06:10:27.234 42 
IC Masters 40 
66 246 Fults, Brian 09:06:00.000 15:17:58.375 06:11:58.375 46 
IC Masters 40 
67 70 Evans, Eric 09:06:00.000 15:17:59.968 06:11:59.968 43 
IC Masters 40 
68 88 Guignard, Jimmy 09:06:00.000 15:35:18.203 06:29:18.203 45 
IC Masters 40 
69 143 McClain, Rick 09:06:00.000 15:38:00.546 06:32:00.546 47 
IC Masters 40 
70 163 Palguta, Thomas 09:06:00.000 15:40:25.171 06:34:25.171 40 
IC Masters 40 
71 101 hill, robert 09:06:00.000 15:43:00.859 06:37:00.859 49 
IC Masters 40 
72 73 Ferguson, Curt 09:06:00.000 15:44:32.156 06:38:32.156 48 
IC Masters 40 
73 113 irwin, david 09:06:00.000 15:48:01.453 06:42:01.453 41 
IC Masters 40 
74 7 Bakermans, Hans 09:06:00.000 16:06:49.843 07:00:49.843 42 
IC Masters 40 
75 158 OBrien, Edward 09:06:00.000 16:20:11.796 07:14:11.796 49 
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TODAYS FINAL RESULTS

 IC Masters 40 
76 129 Kristin, Robert 09:06:00.000 16:21:02.390 07:15:02.390 43 
IC Masters 40 
77 258 Jordan, David 09:06:00.000 16:31:03.468 07:25:03.468 48 
IC Masters 40 
78 259 Borromed, Peter 09:06:00.000 16:31:05.828 07:25:05.828 46 
IC Masters 40 
79 91 Hanlon, Jack 09:06:00.000 16:34:11.562 07:28:11.562 47 
IC Masters 40 

Division: Women 50K 


Place Bib # Name Gun Start Finish Gun Elapsed Age 
Gender Division 

1 138 MacKay, Emily 09:06:00.000 12:41:22.187 03:35:22.187 29 
Women 50K 
2 178 Rapp, Diana 09:06:00.000 13:24:30.093 04:18:30.093 39 
Women 50K 
3 19 Brooks, Stacia 09:06:00.000 13:39:58.953 04:33:58.953 41 
Women 50K 
4 105 Hollerbach, Dale 09:06:00.000 13:48:11.734 04:42:11.734 56 
Women 50K 

Division: Men 40+ 50K 


Place Bib # Name Gun Start Finish Gun Elapsed Age 
Gender Division 


169 Pisano, Matthew 09:06:00.000 11:46:55.671 02:40:55.671 46 
Men 40+ 50K 

Division: IC Women 


Place Bib # Name Gun Start Finish Gun Elapsed Age 
Gender Division 

1 254 Sornson, Cheryl 09:06:00.000 13:26:34.531 04:20:34.531 
IC Women 
2 252 Campbell, Sara 09:06:00.000 13:35:43.328 04:29:43.328 25 
IC Women 
3 243 Yeager, Selene 09:06:00.000 13:38:24.328 04:32:24.328 43 
IC Women 
4 207 Swan, Stephanie 09:06:00.000 14:08:26.734 05:02:26.734 37 
IC Women 
5 48 DeHart, Shannon 09:06:00.000 14:33:29.093 05:27:29.093 41 
IC Women 
6 112 Iepson, Sarah 09:06:00.000 14:44:38.046 05:38:38.046 34 
IC Women 
7 77 Frederick, Rebecca 09:06:00.000 14:51:35.843 05:45:35.843 33 
IC Women 
8 210 Tarquinio, Ellen 09:06:00.000 15:03:59.171 05:57:59.171 32 
IC Women 
9 92 Hansen, Kathryn 09:06:00.000 15:10:26.421 06:04:26.421 32 
IC Women 
10 136 Lowe, Rebecca 09:06:00.000 15:17:48.640 06:11:48.640 38 
IC Women 
11 197 Sheldon, Libbey 09:06:00.000 15:23:06.421 06:17:06.421 46 
IC Women 
12 182 Reynolds, Sandie 09:06:00.000 15:35:45.140 06:29:45.140 35 
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TODAYS FINAL RESULTS

 IC Women 

13 130 Kristin, Margaret 09:06:00.000 16:21:00.625 07:15:00.625 42 
IC Women 

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Great Day!




What a great day!  Congrats to everyone who took part in the tenth edition of Iron Cross!  Somehow the weather cooperated.  The threat of wrath of god run for your lives the world is ending conditions turned into some fantastic racing weather - just cool and overcast with a little drizzle here and there.

We're putting the final touches on anything and there are a ton of people to thank for all their help in making this thing happen.

For now, here are  few pics from the lead car's trip around the Michaux State Forest.  Results should be up on bikereg already and we'll post them here asap.  AELandes Photography and some of our friends from around the course have a whole lot more (nice, in focus and better framed) pics coming your way soon.






Saturday, October 6, 2012

Updated Start/Finish Map


Updated map showing parking lot, registration area (no, there is no parking closer to registration, any lots closer are for people staying at the Mansion) and start line where we will stage you for the race.

The First King Of Iron Cross

10 Years.

1 Rider.



In the last decade IC has changed a bit.  Though the general layout of the course has been the same features like the run-up of Pole Steeple trail and Camp Thompson had to be left behind as the event outgrew the Camp.  Over the years we fine tuned the course to one that favors a 'cross bike just ever so slightly over an mtb - provided of course you can rock that thing in the singletrack.

Bike technology has changed the IC game too.  10 years ago there were few if any 29ers floating around and the bigger wheels hooked to rigid forks have proven to be an awfully close challenger for the "Bike of IC" crown.

We've been joking that perhaps had 29ers existed in such numbers as they do today in 2002 we'd have named Iron Cross something more like IronRigid29er.  We think you'll agree though that regardless of these usurpers "Iron Cross" rolls off the tongue so much more sweetly.


And who knows, as drop bars disc brakes become more refined perhaps this new technology will tilt the playing field even more toward 'cross rigs.  Things change.


We've seen all sorts of different winners with backgrounds from mtb, cross, fell running and triathlon take the wins.  Eatough, Jebb, Bishop, Applegate, Treadwell, Santurbane, Yeager, Barclay, and a Shogren or two are a few of the names who have stood atop various podiums over the years.  Riders from throughout North America and across the Atlantic have found their way to south central PA and ridges of Michaux.

And while we've certainly developed a bit of a cult following over the years with some riders having completed six, seven or eight editions, through it all there has been one and only one rider to take on the challenge every year.  That rider is an old friend of ours and we're excited to celebrate not only our 10th year of introducing the sport of ultra cross to America but of watching Fast Al cross the line.

Of course, I'm sure Fast Al is hoping this isn't a jynx.  But with 9 years of IC behind him I'm betting he's seen it all out there on the course and this 10th year will be some icing on a gigantic cake of asskickings.  Six hundred and some odd miles of IC will have passed under his wheels come mid afternoon on Oct 7.  Nice work.

 [So I actually wrote that last bit before we knew that this IC will be like none before with weather we've not seen in 10 years....  Whatev.  Fast Al is ready.]


So, Albert Greene, you are certainly the first King of Iron Cross. Thanks so very much for your support over the years.  You're awesome.  We can't wait to see you cross that line the 10th time.

Fast Al's sense of humor works for us.


Sincerely,
Everyone who has made this thing happen over the years.

Pre-Race Email


[The following is an email went out to all pre-registered riders.]




You've seen it.

This weekend is going to be tough.  It is a day for hard men and hard women.  It is a day for you.

We like to joke around about our event and ourselves, but bear with us here because we're about to get all serious.

Prepare well.  Iron Cross was already going to be hard.  A cold wet day will make it that much harder.

Temps are forecast for the mid-upper 40s and 70-80% chance of rain.

This is hypothermia weather.

Dress appropriately.  Take more than what you need.  You can always shed layers.  You can't get more layers once you're on course.

Waterproof and warm is what you need.  Do not underdress.

Some great advice I once heard is that when it is raining dress as if it was 10 degrees colder than the air temperature.  In this case you'll be dressing for winter riding.  Mid to upper 30s.  Wet.

You'll be out there for 4-7 hours.

Be sure you are staying on top of nutrition.  In these conditions it is vitally important to have the energy to keep moving and staying warm.  You have to eat and drink to accomplish this objective.

Please watch out for your fellow competitors.  Pay attention to what checkpoint staff are telling you, particularly medically trained staff.

Go get a space blanket and put it in your pocket or camelbak.  A few years ago I did Breck Epic and it was mandatory to carry a space blanket the whole week.  They are cheap, small and light and will fit easily onto your person.  If you don't need it perhaps someone else will.

Get dry and warm after the race.  Bring plenty of warm clothes, waterproof gear, umbrella, etc.

4-7 hours of riding in this weather should not be taken lightly.

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Pine Grove Furnace State Park (copy and paste into your browser)
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=pine+grove+furnace+state+park&ll=40.031213,-77.296607&spn=0.00994,0.021136&fb=1&gl=us&hq=pine+grove+furnace+state+park&hnear=pine+grove+furnace+state+park&cid=0,0,9660498898629218347&t=m&z=16&iwloc=A

1100 Pine Grove Road
Gardners, PA 17324



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Parking for the race is at Fuller Lake at Pine Grove Furnace State Park (PGF).

Registration will be behind the Iron Masters Mansion/Hostel at Pine Grove Furnace.

Both of these are very easy to find by following the signs once you arrive at PGF.
 
Look on our site on Saturday - www.IronCrossRace.com - for a map with updated parking and registration locations.



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Schedule

Registration and number pick up opens at 7AM and closes at 830AM
840AM - Racer meeting
850AM - Race staging - stage by expected finish time.
900AM - Race Start

We'll start serving food about 2pm at the Mansion.  We're planning a bit of party and raffling off some sweet stuff after.  And of course not only will we have awards for Iron Cross, but also for the ultraCX series!  We are currently planning awards to start at 4.

The Start will take place in front of the Iron Masters Mansion.



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Course Markings and Notes

The course is marked with black arrows on a yellow background.  For every corner an individual arrow will indicated the direction of the upcoming turn.  Two arrows as close as possible to in the corner will indicate the turn.  One arrow confirming your direction of travel will follow the turn.

"W"/wrong signs indicate that you've gone the wrong way.  Turn around and find the correct direction of travel.

You may also see yellow painted arrows on the ground to help indicate turns along the course.

The Courses split for the 100K and 50K a few hundred yards after Checkpoint 1.  The 100K goes straight.  The 50K turns right.  This is well marked.  Do not go the wrong way.

There are not marshals at every intersection.  However, every intersection is marked with no less than 4 arrows and often is marked with 6,8,10 or more arrows and "Wrong" signs.  We've seen a rider miss a turn that was marked with 15 arrows located within two feet of the road at eye level because he was making an assumption rather than following the arrows...  Do not assume, do not blindly follow the rider in front of you.  Keep your head up and you will get around this course just fine.

The course is open to traffic.  Stay to the right.  Ride with your head up.  Keep yourself and your companions safe.

There is fresh gravel on some of the roads at about 10-15 miles to go on both courses.  Be extra careful on the final major gravel descent with about 12 miles left in your race.  You may find smooth freshly compacted gravel or it could be very soft.  We will not know until we get there and conditions could change with traffic.



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STRAVA

We are Strava-ing both Wigwam and Lippencote and maybe one or two more.  You'll have a week to post your Strava segments.  Facebook us so we know you have them up and if you used a 'cross or mtb on Lippencote!  The winners get some stuff!!

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Sponsors are awesome.

NoTubes, Hammer, Toasted Head, Cannondale and Lone Wolf Cycling have been awesome.  Go buy something from them.  Support those who support your sport.

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10th Anniversary Kit

Speaking of Lone Wolf - they made up an awesome 10th Anniversary Iron Cross kit.  Check it out!  Orders will be taken until the Friday after Iron Cross via their site.

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Alcohol Policy

Toasted Head is taking care of us at the Mansion with some fantastic wine.  BUT, alcohol is not permitted anywhere else in the park, not even concealed.  This is vital to the future of IC within the park.

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For those camping or staying at the Mansion.

Check in is Saturday from 5-9pm.  Check in for both the camping and the mansion at the mansion.  Look for Zach or Joe.

Check out is 9AM.


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Look for more updates on Facebook and the website.

Tell your friends to come cheer you and your competitors on!  There are great places to spectate and I'm sure everyone will appreciate a little extra cheering in this one.  If you can ride it they can stand in the rain and cheer you on!

Come prepared for what is coming.

Travel safely.

We'll see you on Sunday morning.

Mike, Zach and the Gang


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Iron Cross Released

The IC X Press Release.  Enjoy.

NoTubes Iron Cross Celebrates 10 Years of Ultra Cross, Hosts US UltraCX Finals

One hundred kilometers of “cyclocross.”  It sounds odd.  It sounded even stranger 10 years ago when 50 riders lined up for the first edition of an event that has become a cult classic.  Those 100k included long ascents through the exploding fall colors of Pennsylvania’s Cumberland Valley, choice pieces of Michaux State Forest singletrack that has made the region famous for technical riding (or infamous depending on your point of view), white knuckle descents around loose off-camber dirt road turns littered with sharp fletchets of shale and a heart and leg-breaking mind-bender of a “run-up” that at times was best navigated by grabbing the next birch and hauling yourself and your bike a few feet higher.

Those same course features are set to challenge racers at the US UltraCross Series Finals at  the 10th Anniversary Edition of NoTubes’ Iron Cross.

This first US “ultracross,” a term that had yet to be coined, was created after a story in Wilcockson’s World of Cycling introduced the 3 Peaks Cyclo-Cross, the long running UK event that takes cyclocross riders across the hills and dales of the Yorkshire countryside, to the Iron Cross promoters.  “We were out on a ride talking about this great story and how it we should do something like that here in PA,” relates IC founder Mike Kuhn. “When we launched this event, Iron Cross was the only thing like it at the time.  To now be the finals of five race US UltraCX Series and see these other events get off the ground and spread the fun has been fantastic.”

Since the first Iron Cross in 2002 ultra cross and monster cross style races such as Southern Cross, Hilly Billy Roubaix, Three Peaks USA, and Barry Roubaix (which along with NoTubes Iron Cross make up the US Ultracross Series) Pisgah’s and Viriginia’s Monster Cross events and Crusher in the Tushar have launched their own unique versions of this still emerging branch of the sport. These events mix the group riding tactics and attacking nature of road racing on long climbs and fast gravel roads with technical sections that offer opportunities for mountain bike racers to shine on trails you’d find in any good off road race.  Most classic ultracross events include a get-off or two and a chance to shoulder the bike for a minutes-long ascent up some crazy section - the term “run-up” being loosely applied in ultracross events. “A major trait of ultracross is that there aren’t really rules on what is included or left out.  The similarity between events is that they mix in a whole lot of different on and off-road challenges over a big single-lap course,” offered Kuhn. “Put that together and you end up with events in which there is no clear choice on the best bike to ride and that’s part of the draw and part of the fun.”

Iron Cross has gained a reputation as being ever so slightly skewed to ‘cross bikes, though bike choice had much to do with the operator’s ability.  “It just depends how comfortable you are in the rocks and roots.” offered Kuhn, “Most of this course is very fast and much better suited to a ‘cross rig, but the bits we throw in to test your skills will test you.”

Iron Cross also has a long history of heckling riders on mountain bikes and almost every year threatens to ban the fat tired cousins, but it is all in good fun says Kuhn.  “Yes, we have a little fun at the expense of rider on mountain bikes; that only if you ride a ‘cross bike are you tough enough.  But really all these events are about a good time and we don’t care what you ride.”  And the start of Iron Cross highlights year after year that there is still much room for interpretation of the best bike for the event.  Stock ‘cross rigs, 29ers converted with rigid forks, mountain bikes out of the box and various frankenbikes all stake out space on the line.  “But, we do think there is a little something special to the experience if you choose the ‘cross rig.” the promoter added.

Ultracross races bring new and different experiences for participants and offer an opportunity to take ‘cross bikes off the manicured lawns of county parks and out for an adventure.  A ‘This is Point A.  Over there is Point B.  Let’s find the most fun way to get there!’ sort of feel emanates from the events.  Iron Cross has led the pack for ten years and is ready to throw a big party to celebrate the end of their first decade of ultracross.

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 not far from Carlisle, PA NoTubes Iron Cross will offer up 100 kilometers and 6500 feet of climbing for those ready for the challenge.  A 50K option is available.  The post race celebration at the Iron Masters Mansion at Pine Grove Furnace State Park will culminate with the awarding of the US UltraCross Series Titles.

More information about Iron Cross is available at IronCrossRace.com
or on Facebook @Iron Cross Race.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

It is IC X Week!!

Thought a little visualization might be nice today.










Friday, September 28, 2012

Doubling Up


I posted this over on MTBR and MTBNJ.  So I guess this is trippling up.  Yep, I'm that lazy.  At least we're putting posts on the blog for one.  Jeez, what do want from us?




Drink the Kool-aid.




Or the beers.





Iron Cross!! 10th Anniversary. Oct 7. 100K/50K. All Bikes Welcome.



We're celebrating the 10th Anniversary of America's Original Ultra Cross Race!! Or Monster Cross if you're so inclined. Or just a dang good freakin' time doing things with a 'cross bike that probably void a warranty but make you feel like a bad ass mo fo. And the final stop of the US Ultra Cross Series!

Looking back, had 29ers been invented we might have called this thing "Iron Fully Rigid 29er with 1.8 Semi-Slicks Unless You Have A Penchant for Punishment and then You'll Choose a Cross" but that just doesn't have the same ring to it.

And besides, I hear that the Belgians have been doing this sort of thing for 700 years or so. You know, opening the back door with bike in hand. Choosing "Point B." And riding there with as much fun as possible along the way. Fun defined as "white knuckled, what the f*** kind of stuff is this?!?!" of course. What? You say it makes me tough like a Belgian? I'm in.

How'd did Belgians get to be considered so tough? Well, enough damn good beer (or drugs, not that anyone in the peleton was on anything stronger than a nice warm cup of tea) and any jackass will drag himself across cobles and dirt and all sorts of things at high speed on a bike not made for that it in crap weather that were you not so tough you'd otherwise curl up in ball in front of the fire place and wait for June. So, its not so much that they're tough as they just like beer and that takes care of the rest of it.

We got plenty of all of that at Iron Cross. You like it rough? We got that. You prefer smooth hard and fast? We got that too. Full of rocks? Its here. Climbing until you want to punch someone in the face? Oh yea. Dropping dirt roads at 40 and realizing that next off camber corner you can't see the exit on is coming up fast? A few of those too. Some vomit in the back of your throat? Probably. And plenty of beer? Hell yea. Larry's Tavern is open for buiness (though admitedly its not Belgian, but 90K into this thing you won't care what it is).

If you have a 'cross bike, bring it. That's the whole the point. Yes, kinda dumb. We know. But fun in a whole different way. If you don't have a 'cross bike (or if you're just like, "Hell, there is no way I'm riding Lippencote on a 'cross bike you idiot"), bring what you got, grin, grip it and rip it.

Join us for the party after with plenty of Toasted Head to go around. NoTubes Iron Cross (yea boyeee!!) Wheelset up for grabs. Other good stuff going out from Hammer and Cannondale and Mosholu. Everyone goes home with some sweet swag including the special edition 10th Anniversary pint glass. The woods are freakin' beautiful this time of year in Michaux. Camping and beds at the Ironmasters Hostel available on the site. Food available for friends and family. Very sweet Iron Cross 10th Year Anniversary Kits available from Lone Wolf Cycling. C'mon out.

Good, clean, hard, fun*

*You might need to put "mostly" in front or one or all of these. I'm just sayin'

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