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Staten CX Featured on CNN

CNN (cyclocross news network??)   took it upon themselves to stop by our humble race and film.   Today they put a piece out about cyclocross, featuring our race as an example of what the sport is all about:

http://us.cnn.com/video/?/video/sports/2009/12/05/natpkg.cyclocross.cnn

It’s also on the Tube all day today!

thanks to the folks at CNN for putting together and excellent piece!   That Patrick Wilder sure is dreamy, isnt he?

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MEDIA!!!!

Hey everyone!

While we’re waiting for the officials from the race to get their you-know-what together and send us the final results,  i’ve pooled together all the media from race day.  Because let’s face it:  Awesome race photos are why most of us race…  right? … Right??

Click on the names/images below for links to albums.

Photos:

Kevin Dillard (Demoncats.com):

Anthony Skorochod (CyclingCaptured.com):

Marco Quezada (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

Patrick Littlefield:

Bill Moore:

David Trimble:

Cyclingreporter.com:

Joe Lawler


VIDEO!!!!

Video by David C.:

SICX 2- 2009 from David Chomowicz on Vimeo.

Results!

You asked for it, you got it!

click the link below for a google spreadsheet of the race results

http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AjTBdTGuuyGBdGFlejNPd0VtQjlNZkZIcG96bEFrUUE&hl=en

Note:  Singlespeed results are still a bit Eff’ed –  we’re awaiting corrected results from the officials.   sorry for the inconvenience!  Less gears,  Mo’ Problems…

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SICX F.A.Q!

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The promoters of SICX understand you have a lot of choices for racing during the Thanksgiving holiday, so we’ve put together this FAQ to give a few more reasons to come to NYC and hang out on Wu-Tang’s turf:

Q: What does SICX mean?
A: SICX is our way of abbreviating Staten Island Cyclocross. Isn’t SICX much easier? Yes, yes it is.

Q: When is SICX?
A: Sunday November 29

Q: Where is SICX?
A: Uh… on Staten Island

Q: No, really… Where’s the race?
A: Wolfe’s Pond Park: http://tinyurl.com/ygcmyvy. The park is next to the Staten Island University Hospital and right off of the main drag, Hylan Boulevard (420 Cornelia Ave, Staten Island, NY 10312)

Q: Is that really in NYC?
A: Yes, Staten Island is a part of NYC. It’s one of the 5 boroughs of our lovely metropolis.

Q: How far is it from my house?
A: Glad you asked!

Distance from Albany: 176 miles or 2.75 hours
Distance from Philadelphia: 75.6 miles or 80 minutes
Distance from Phillipsburg, NJ: 61 miles or 60 minutes
Distance from Danbury, CT: 96 miles or 90 minutes
Distance from Manhattan/Brooklyn: Well that depends on how you’d like to travel: Via car, 27 miles from Central Park or 26 miles from Prospect Park

Public Transportation: Take the Staten Island Ferry to Staten Island- then Hop on the Staten Island Commuter Rail and take it to Prince’s Bay. See the Staten Island Commuter Rail Schedules pdf for full schedule (Page 8 – Sunday Service to Tottenville).

Q: What if my husband/wife/bf/gf/buddy/housemate/neighbor/uncle/cellmate wants to come? Will there be anything for him/her to do?
A: YES! Bring them! We’ll have food, music, racing to watch, etc. If they want to race get in touch and we’ll set them up with a demo bike (supplied limited)

Q: Tell me more about the food and other things you mentioned
A: OK. We’ll have a spread of traditional Belgian fare presented by Wafels & Dinges available for purchase all day, including wafels AND Croque Monsieurs, AND bacon (courtesy of Wellshire Farms). DJ Kendra will be cranking out music from dawn to dusk (if you consider 8AM dawn), and if the foul weather returns for another battle with our riders then we’ll have a bunch of huge party tents to keep you warm and dry while the riders get to suffer.
Please arrive early, CJ will likely eat all of the bacon.

Q: Music, huh? Do you mean real music or “bike race music”? You know what I’m talking about, right?
A: Yes, we know what you are talking about (wink wink). There won’t be any trance/rave/spin class music at SICX. You’ll have the unique experience of going totally anaerobic while Slayer pounds your skull with every pass of the DJ tent. Yeah, it’s going to be like that. If you would like to send music requests for the day, please do so: thegreatestfreakinDJintheworld@gmail.com

Q: If I hear any trance, may I punch you in the face?
A: Yes, but with fair warning please.

Q: But I have a race in my home state that day, so why should I come to SICX?
A: Because our race is simply more fun. It might not have a big series with points and huge cash prizes, but we offer a very challenging course, great food, great entertainment, and we’re so close to every major roadway there’s no reason you can’t find a way to get here! That, plus our race is more fun. Trust us.

Q: But it’s Thanksgiving weekend and traffic is going to suck, right?
A: Actually, it’s not that bad. You’ll experience far worse traffic heading up to Massachusetts for Baystate and have to endure the worst traffic known to man by heading south to the MABRA Championships. So split the difference and come to Staten Island. It’s south of Manhattan and just off of exit 13A of the NJ Turnpike (The Holland Tunnel is exit 14), which is very easy to find from all of the major roadways.

Q: Can you give me any reason why I shouldn’t go to SICX on Sunday November 29?
A: Yes, you hate having a good time.

To register, please visit: https://www.bikereg.com/events/Register.asp?EventID=8782

For any other questions, feel free to email us at newyorkcross@gmail.com!

See you on the Rock!

-Thanks!
Jed, CJ, Mike, and John

nycx hats

Hat TriCX

Here at  StatenCX,  we care about you.   We know that last year’s race was an awesome, albeit rainy affair, and that some of you may or may not have felt the effects of hypothermia after standing in 35 degree rain for a few hours wearing nothing but a leather jacket and jeans (ahem, CJ…) ‘

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In an effort to keep you warm and stylish,  we’ve produced a limited run of  NYCX Winter Hats!   Being a Master of both aesthetics and Microsoft Paint,  Jed rendered the design for this a little while back.  I personally find it quite artistic in a Picasso-with-brain-damage sort of way.  Here’s what they look like in real life:

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These babies are a hot commodity, and you can get your very own by ordering it when you pre-reg for the race on bikereg.com!   They’re going fast, so head on over to our bikereg page, sign up for a race, and reserve your hat!

Calling all NYCX’ers

CYCLOCROSS SEASON KICKOFF PARTY




In order to get everyone excited about the upcoming cross season we’ve Teamed up with the guys at NYC Velo to put on the first annual 2009 NYC CX Season kickoff party!

WHEN: September 12th from 9:00AM-11:00AM

WHERE: NYC Velo – 64 2nd Avenue (between 3rd and 4th streets)

We’ll be featuring the Wafels and Dinges truck outside the shop, free espresso inside, and a monster sale – 15% off ALL CX related items, including bikes!! Gee, what a perfect time to pick up that bike you’re gonna need!

We will also be playing the ‘09 World CX Championships on the big screen, and we’ll have a couple of laptops handy to get you signed up for upcoming races, as well as a sampling of the hottest embrocations around. There will be NYC ‘cross veterans in attendance (Maybe even a National CX Champion), so come and get your questions answered!