Sunday, February 19, 2017

Studio CX 2017 - The Tarentino Bloodbath - results and report


The results one can plainly see here, in this careful chart. So, that was sarcasm, friends. This is a highly nuanced archival piece that took multiple skilled interpreters quite some time to decipher.

Long time readers might recognize a few ad hoc categories by hopeful racers... like "BEERS". Well, it's obvious everyone had "BEERS" (do we have to yell about it?), but really, only a few thought they would publicly share how few they had...

Further clarification might be warranted for the LBJG lap/s. A new brew pub has opened, The Little Brown Jug, near our fine race venue. They've been open for about three months, and still have one (1) beer available. It was a decent Belgian with the name of 1919, but it would be nice if they would have had at least two (2) options available. Some did two LBJG laps, while another, equally strong contingent did the Smoke's Poutine lap, and a LBJG lap. In a surprise turn, a number of formerly stalwart racers DNF'd the Smokes lap. Their names will be kept in confidence, as this has the ability to affect life and work in the future.

So, the overall recap reads thus:
Bloodbath, media lap, bloodbath, poutine/LBJG, more bloodbath, piled a lot of shit on Olli then banged drums and he still didn't wake, BigL, bloodbath, breakfast lap.

Overall Results:
(again, don't be surprised if you failed to follow from the chart, there's a lot of ins; a lot of outs on this one, including some very bad lying... and while on this sidebar, can this secretary become personal, and ponder on G's performance? A stellar effort all around, only to be sidelined by what some argue is a technicality (to be countered by references to Vietnam and rules): after years of experience on the tour, the man brought no chips. None. Call it oversight, call it poor planning, call it maybe he had to pack his crap on his own without his good spouse to oversee, but it's a disappointment for certain. Also, more broadly, the DNFs ruled the day, in a bad way as you'll see.)

1 (tie). Energizer - 10 laps
1 (tie). The Secretary - 10 laps
2. Impaler - 9 laps
3. KK - 1 lap

DNF
Vic
Mike G
Olli (see the piling on Instagram)
Graham (the lesser)
Cousin Thomas
JonnyS
The Hipster
Howden (although the chicken was appreciated)
The Cycle Chick (the picture with the wine and missing teeth was a race highlight)
The Giant
The Awesome One

DNS
G
The DFL
The President

Huge thanks once again to JP for the fine hosting.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

24hrs of Tarantino/Studio Cross - February 18-19

Yes, this is happening. JP will host us again.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Spring Ride -the countdown is fixed - destination unkown

Despite the countdown having been set to the wrong date for the last, oh, year (it is now correct)... there has been an unprecidented level of agreement on date. Some years, it has taken months of intense meeting and back room deals to iron out the date, that has theoretically been the same for over a decade.

So, here we have an agreed upon date, and our trails are on fire.
 















Vigorous debate is now ensuing on location. We haven't had a good location argument since around 2004.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

TNR Report - Great Awards

Great acting deserves great rewarding. And so, G received a great honour last night for his lead role in the Male Prairie Cyclocross Rider filim.
View here to join the millions thousands who have been moved by this gripping documentary.


Steve "The Voice" powered through a fairly long-winded and oft interupted awarding speech, to the point that it's not quite clear to this reporter what the actual award is titled. It is written in tape on the award, so ask G what he won. It's really important, though.

As you can see, the trophy is a cyclist who is curling, representing the diversity G displayed in setting up a cross course and shooting a feature piece at virtually the same time.

Congrats G.


Also, there was a token bike ride, and less token beer drinking, and a fire at the Impaler's.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Spring Ride date

The countdown has been updated to reflect the new date.

June 5-7. Those who should be there know who they are (in a literal sense).

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

24 hours of Brad Pitt - Studio Cross 2015
















Good times were had at this years Nordic CX 24-hour race! It does seem that each year the total cumulative riding distance diminishes slightly, but that fact doesn't seem to hurt the competition!

 Oh the race... The Drama... or should we say "Dramas". 

Good to see over 18 participants this year!

 Here are this years results:
1st - DFL - 11 Laps
2nd - The Energizer, Johnny S, The Hipster, G - 10 Laps
6th - The Impaler - 9 Laps
7th - Benjamin Button the Messenger guy, DanE, Greyhammy, Jeremy - 6 Laps

 No Mans Land.... He was there but unable to lift a sharpie to fill in his laps...
Mike G

 ***DNF*** (Missed B.L.Lap)
CHB - 6 Laps
Vic - 5 Laps
The Big Frame - 4 Laps
Andrea - 3 Laps
Juan Epstein - 2 Laps
Tegan - 1 Lap 

***DNF*** (didn't bring a bike - slacker penalty)
Cousin Thomas - 5 Laps