The 2014 FSC champions and Coconut Cup champions jerseys are in and we will be bringing them to the Hammer Head 100 race this weekend in Ocala.
2015 Hammer Head 100 - Cross Florida Greenway Trails - Ocala, FL 4-19-15.
The weather was near perfect, partly cloudy, just the right amount of rain in the days leading up to the, so the trails were perfect and the temperature was great for spectating but a little warm for the participants. The OMBA club had the course trimmed back and looking great and they also manned the safety side of things as they had mounted mountain bike safety riders all day during the event. The 25 mile loop has a lot of variation as the moto paced start took the riders on a fast gravel road over I-75 and then into the single track which was fast at first but then got more technical as the outward trail progressed until it hit the famous Ern & Burn trail which many consider the most technical trails west of the Vortex. The way back was much more wide open as a good portion was again on the gravel roads but it also included the yellow "Nales" section which is a blast at speed.
The Big winner was Allison Anjos as he took the 100 mile solo male class while the relay team of Ed Lis and Sam Joeckel was the top of the heap in the two man class. Shawn Smith was the 50 mile solo winner in the men's class and Amy Horstmeyer was the top female while Charlie Haimes won the 45+ division. The 50 Co-Ed class winners were Mose Howard and wife Jennifer Howard. In the 25 mile class it was Robert Donofrio with the overall, Michelle Pownall was the top female and the newly formed junior class was won by Eric Mucci.
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2015 SERC South Eastern Regional Championship series #3 - Tsali Trails - Bryson City, NCl 4-11&12-15.
Absolutely perfect day in the mountains to race a bicycle, the sun came out both Saturday for the Time Trial and Sunday for the cross country race and the trails could not have been in better shape thanks to the NAS (Nantahala Area Sorba) club who also volunteered for the parking duites to boot, many thanks!
Smoky Mountain Bicycles took the reins as the round sponsor and not only did they provide over $2,000 in prizes to the medalis but they also handed out 200 free hot dogs to all in attendance, Smoky Mtn is has always been a great supporter of the bike race scene at Tsali.
Close racing was the order of the day and there was none closer than the pro men's class this weekend as Dylan Johnson won a tight one over points leader Bradford Perley. In the women's class it was Jennifer Neilson taking the win and the points lead.
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*Gone Riding is now offering an optional membership for $30 and includes a t-shirt, sticker and a $5 discount off regular entry prices. This membership can be purchased at any Gone Riding event, the Gone Riding store or online at First Place Racing.com. Also USAC licenses will also be honored at all cross country events and receive the same $5 discount.
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