The 49â€™ers are taking a breather this weekend, leaving Candlestick Point State Recreation area open for Round 2 of the Bay Area Super Prestige Cyclocross Series, presented by Accelerade â€“ and we intend to fill the parking spaces with â€˜cross fans instead of grid iron fans.
Extended weather reports expect â€“ sun, sun, and more sun. There will be no standing water on the course, except for the dusty locations of barricades and a couple downhills that last year raised a cloud of chaff. Our staff will be on hand with their orange 5-gallon thermos jugs to periodically throw a water layer onto the sand and keep that haze at bay.
And weâ€™re adding our 2nd Ritchey Neutral Wheels tent to the course â€“ 2 locations to stop for a spare and get back into the race. As always, riders can stash their own spare wheels and bikes anywhere on the course except inside the Start/Finish zone.
Just released on both Pilarcitos and Roaring Mouse websites are the 2006 Team results in the â€œRoaring Mouse Team Competieâ€ and with a Round 1 lead â€“ itâ€™s HRS/Rocklobster with a 1 point margin over the Sycip gang. Check here for the news: http://teamroaringmouse.com  Final award will be made at District Championships at CCCP on December 3rd and consists of the most fabulous prize possible â€“ Bragging Rights until the 2007 season! Take it with you to Providence!
And speaking of awards â€“ we are finalizing our packages to the 14 different categories in this yearâ€™s BASP series, presented by Accelerade and are pleased to announce some headline packages going to the winners of the following categories:
EMen, Category â€œCâ€ â€“ a 2006 Bianchi â€œAxisâ€ cyclocross bicycle â€“ from the Celeste people themselves â€“ Bianchi USA
EWomen, Category â€œCâ€ â€“ a 2006 Felt F1X cyclocross bicycle â€“ from Roaring Mouse Cycles and Felt
Master Men, 35+ â€œAâ€ â€“ a Ritchey WCS wheelset from Ritchey logic, and the best handmade Dugast tires from Dick and retiring-from-business Eurocycling Imports
Master Men, 35+ â€œBâ€ â€“ a Cannondale CAAD 9 frameset from Big Swinginâ€™ Cycles of San Francisco
EMen Cateogry "A" have added nearly $400 to their series prize package with a hefty turnout at Hellyer Park - and just think of Noble, Hernandez, and Funke - all Masters racers - getting the 1st row call up in front of some of the Big Kahunas who were in Gloucester (pronounced "Glow-cester", right?) and missed Hellyer. It's going to be a sweet start.
The Pilarcitos Emporium will be open for business this weekend and will have new BASP T-shirts (3 different shirt colors â€“ black, red, and white), hoodie sweatshirts, for the â€œHooskie-twoski-brewskiâ€ fans BASP pint glasses, and bells â€“ you gotta have bells. Sheila Moon caps are on the way and they are GORGEOUS and we will have in time for Round 3 Sheila Moon Womenâ€™s Tâ€™s in full BASP regalia. And on the Pilarcitos Bistro
Menu - Chili Frito pie returns to the menu. We have all electrical generators working full steam so there WILL BE COFFEE in the morning.
And from our reg. Crew â€“ how many competitors from Round 1 can put their hands on their series number? Start digging in the laundry pile and bring it to all BASP Series events.