Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 5:34AM
Bakersfield, Ca 1/16/11
Hart Park in Bakersfield was the location of the cyclocross challenge. This was a new concept taking the top twenty points from each division based on where the rider lives, adding them up and seeing what side of the state wins.At the end of the day, the south proved it's worth by dominating the points tally. This was a fun idea which is sure to have a rematch next year.
The Paltinum Perfromance Cycling team contributed to the south's victory by having two riders finish in the top ten. Todd Booth won the Cat 4 race and DJ Limardi finished a respectable 8th place in the same race.
The course was challenging with steep run-ups, twisty off camber turns, deep mud sections and a ride over bridge. The day was topped off with a hill climb run which each rider had to race carrying his bike. Todd ended up 2nd but missed out on the cash....next year...