Saturday, November 1, 2014

Wheelmen Report: Cal Poly Hosts Local Mountain Bike Action

Good morning.
     On Nov. 1-2, the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Wheelmen cycling team hosted a plethora of mountain bike action at the “Dirt Club” in Los Olivos.
     After celebrating Halloween on Oct. 31, which collegiate racing campers enjoyed, cross-country and dual slalom mountain bike action kicked off on Nov. 1. Collegiate and non-collegiate racers took part in the festivities, to the delight of spectators that were viewing in consistently inconsistent rain showers.
     The rain showers played an intriguing role throughout the weekend.
Monotonous horizons.
     The cross-country scene saw University of California, Santa Cruz make a strong impact. The Banana Slugs impressed with first and third place finishes in the “Collegiate Men A” category.
Ready for action.


     USA Cycling will be posting additional results, in the coming weeks.
     After limited debate, Saturday afternoon’s action involved dual slalom racing. While the dual slalom course was impacted by rain showers, the racing moved forward.
Dual slalom practice. 


Dual slalom practice.
     Numerous costumes were on display, at the dual slalom course, and Jeff Shen took the cleanliness route.


     Short-track cross-country and downhill racing occurred on Sunday.
     The Wheelmen were excited to make an impact on the collegiate and non-collegiate mountain bike racing scene. Listen to Anthony Fryer's take on the cross-country mountain bike race, Lezyne sponsorship, and junior racing.