Wednesday Notebook: Oct 2

Oct 02, 2013
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​This past weekend marked the end of the CBR’land road race season with the ABR Fall Fling race series p/b Athletes by Design.  Here are the results . For me this is such a great way to ring out the season.  The courses are wide-open and safe, and always with a healthy dose of headwind. The competition is strong, and you gotta love the unique “winner take all” team prize (especially if you’re Tower Racing, I guess!).  The energy that the team competition creates adds a really fantastic dimension to the racing that I wish we had in other races and throughout the year.  Let me just throw out there the idea of creating a Chicagoland Team Trophy series for next year.  We’ve given it some thought - with more information to come!

As an end of the year note, Pat and I want to thank everyone for continuing to frequent the CBR site.  We certainly have had really big shoes to fill in meeting the standards of race coverage that Luke set.  Our goal this year was to get CBR stabilized, learn something about how to cover bike racing, and develop our ideas for how to keep improving the competitive cycling community.  Suffice it to say we have learned a lot and realize we’ve got some work to do!  We are really looking forward to the off-season to spend time on the site, and have some really exciting new features coming for the 2014 season.

While this year’s road race season is over, we will still be posting articles regularly, even expanding a bit to bring in some interesting off-season interests.  Likewise we encourage you to continue to “send us your latest news, events or just plain gossip to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)”