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RACE REPORT: Redwood Park CX, Humboldt, CA,(15 posts)

RACE REPORT: Redwood Park CX, Humboldt, CA,Big-foot
Jan 27, 2003 2:03 PM
Race #3 of the 5-race Redwood Cyclocross Series was Saturday in Redwood Park, right next to Humboldt State University. Weather was about perfect --- it had rained most of the previous day, but no rain at all for the race.
The riders loved the 1.25-mile course, which had one 2 paved climbs, two run-ups, 2 sets of barriers (plus to log hurdles) and two fun sections of singletrack in the forest.

In the 1-hour experts race, the smart money was on local rider Humberto Faria, who indeed did lead most of the race. Meanwhile Keith DeFiebre from Montery was biding his time. DeFiebre had been running about 5th most of the race, but powered up his engine at about minute 40. After catching Faria in the closing minutes of the race, DeFiebre pulled away, eventually finishing a full 50 seconds ahead.

That's Keith in the photo. Yeah, some of our barriers are a little different in Humboldt County.

Our next event is in Eureka at Redwood Acres Speedway, February 22. That event uses the 3/8-mile paved motor speedway oval, the infield and the grassy hills surrounding the stadium. Good Stuff!

The Redwood Cyclocross Series Final is March 15 at Almquist Lumber Mill in Arcata on a course that runs through and around the mill and on the singletrack trails between the mill and the Mad River. The finals is double points and the day ends with series awards, a major scwhag fest (1 raffle ticket for every series point earned), a BBQ and beer keg (Bigfoot Pale Ale!).

For info contact Team Bigfoot (707) 845-3095,
hella sweet!Jakob
Jan 27, 2003 2:05 PM
i'm hoping to have my gunnar together in time for the next one, though it is a 5 hour drive for me!

how many racers did you guys have?

do you have a singlespeed category?
hella sweet!Big-foot
Jan 27, 2003 2:40 PM
We had 50 riders for this one...over 80 for the one before!

Yeah, got a class for mono-coggers.
Nice singletrack!Big-foot
Jan 27, 2003 2:06 PM
The city let us use this new section of singletrack in the park. We'll be using some more of it for Bigfoot 1 (June 7) and for the 12 Hours of Humboldt (June 28).
That's local rider Tom Phillips leading Justin Brown, race sponsor and owner of Revolution Bicycles
nuther pic...Big-foot
Jan 27, 2003 2:11 PM
In 7th was 46 year old attorney Tim Wykle, who won the first race of the Series with a wire-to-wire lead.
The grass hill behind Tim is one of the pit areas for the 12Hours of Humboldt. On June 28 that grass will be covered with tents, EZ-Up, lawn chairs and BBQs!
nuther pic...Big-foot
Jan 27, 2003 2:15 PM
This section was a big sketchy on a 'cross bike. 'Berto went down a 1/2 second after this shot. We'll be using this at Bigfoot 1 and at the 12 Hours of Humboldt
More Racing in Redwood Park, Humboldt ! !Big-foot
Jan 27, 2003 2:28 PM
This last one of 'Berto shows some more of Redwood Park. It's such a cool place to hold a race. It's right in town next to Humboldt State, just 2 minutes from the highway. It has paved parking, real bathrooms, BBQs, picnic tables,a kids' playground, a great big ol' lawn to use for team pits and 650 acres to race on!

BIGFOOT CLASSIC #1, June 6 Hillclimb, 7 Cross-Country, 8 Downhill

12 HOURS OF HUMBOLDT, June 28, 8am to 8pm

Team Bigfoot (707) 845-3095
How tall is that barrier?! (NM)Jakob
Jan 27, 2003 2:31 PM
How tall is that barrier?! (NM)Big-foot
Jan 27, 2003 2:37 PM
Whatever the UCI regulation is....16'? 18'? I forget.
I think the yellow made it look huge in the photo. (nm)Jakob
Jan 27, 2003 2:40 PM
I think the yellow made it look huge in the photo. (nm)atpjunkie
Jan 27, 2003 3:21 PM
great wall of humboldt
Man, all the new england cross races are over....buffalosorrow
Jan 28, 2003 4:31 PM
If anyone knows of any eastcoast races, please post 'em.
I am begining to become depressed. The race images are great. Course looks like some serious fun.

I still ride everyday in the new england chill, but racing is another story. I like it more.

Man, all the new england cross races are over....atpjunkie
Jan 28, 2003 7:22 PM
same here in SoCal. am going through a definite withdrawl. Then again this 80 degree weather doesn't feel much like cross anyhow. Did a road workout this AM in shorts and a SS Jersey.
hope we get a cold spell.
trade some weather?buffalosorrow
Jan 29, 2003 5:49 PM
For the past two weeks or so it has not climbed above 15 C. The northern portion of the hudson river began to freeze. Although today is was 32C, the ice broke up and came downstream. I have never seen anything like it. It took me two hellish hours to get home, I bike and take a ferry. The ferry service was disrupted, and will be for some time (Ice + ferries= trouble). I suppose I will have to resort the the packed trains and a long underground commute. Now that brings a tear....
trade some weather?atpjunkie
Jan 29, 2003 6:10 PM
going to push high 70's tomorrow, might have to wear a long sleeve when riding at 6 AM. otherwise shorts. would feel like summer to ya.

hang in there