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Posted herb tarlek on 09 January 2017 - 09:30 AM
Posted Coathangeroflove on 14 October 2016 - 07:23 AM
1) I thought StL Biking was dead.
2) People used to complain about Bubba being USAC. Now USAC is gone, and here we are.
3) lotta talk about how to better run a series or a race. There are *plenty* of dates that are open for possible races in this region, and more potential venues than you can shake a stick at. So why not give it a go and get a race together? Make it happen. You'd be surprised how much help you'll get. More races means a stronger, more vibrant scene. You can even make it a USAC race if you want.
Posted cleeland on 07 October 2016 - 12:02 PM
Bubba used to be USAC. Last year was the first year it wasn't. I think its participation numbers were either even or up from prior years.
With regard to others' taking the time to put on a race that is USAC--I say go for it! Most of the Bubbas are Sunday...so go for a Saturday and there's no conflict. There are so many great possible venues in MO/SoIL. Mike has always been helpful sharing knowledge with people who want to promote (used to call it "race in a box"), and there are several other people who've promoted in the past and would likely be happy to share their war stories (Rich Pierce and Jeff Yielding and Mark French come to mind right off the top of my head). Shoot...maybe somebody would want to revive the Vildrijden CoIL if the supportive mayor is still in office.
Lots of opportunities. Bubba gives people a chance to race who might not, otherwise (e.g., a co-worker of mine who probably wouldn't bother coming out if he had to pony up for a license), and there are a bevy of Saturdays available throughout the season (especially after early December this year). Don't forget that CX season extends all the way into Jan/Feb.
Finally, regarding seeding for races elsewhere, if you're actually moving to another location and planning to do a lot of races there, ask the promoter if they'll take crossresults rankings into consideration for starting position.
Posted ka375 on 06 October 2016 - 08:04 AM
Posted icepick_trotsky on 10 June 2016 - 05:27 AM
Posted Kracko on 13 April 2016 - 02:52 PM
Registration is open and waiting for you, Please be proactive and register online. Deets are here: https://www.usacycli...gister/2016-358
Posted rich pierce on 07 April 2016 - 06:54 PM
Posted curtiseddie on 07 April 2016 - 07:45 AM
Thanks for any help,
How many miles? Please update on how the route was.
I have ridden from the Matson, Katy trail parking lot to Matson Hill MTB trail. The climb is a challenge, but a good one. The paved section of Matson Hill Rd has no shoulder. I was a little paranoid of a 'speeder' coming over a hill and plowing into me, but I kept my ears open.
Posted JasonZ on 07 April 2016 - 06:10 AM
Riding up Matson Hill Rd to Howell to Defiance will be more challenging. Matson Hill Rd is a gravel road, and a steep one, the other two are paved. The views of the river valley from MHR after passing MHP going clockwise are simply amazing. They're just as amazing going CCW, but you'd be climbing.
The only real thing I'd say watch out for would be the intersection of Howell and Defiance. Chandler Hill Winery is just the other side of the intersection just over a blind hill. Going the way you originally posted, means you make a left turn at this intersection, the way I suggested would be a right turn. Have never had an issue with any of these stretches of road.
If you stick to your planned route, just be careful on that Matson Hill Rd downhill, the gravel can be loose in spots. Couple turns are a little sketch if you're descending with speed.
Posted steveo314 on 10 November 2015 - 05:17 PM
First off, thank for visiting the wonderful city of Saint Louis. We may not be a large city like say Chicago or New York but we have a lot to offer in a small package. Second, I'm glad to read a good article that gave quick, but good details of the Gateway Cup day-by-day.
Finally, if you didn't want to travel far to find good grub at such a late hour there are countless ways to find places. But I'm sure I don't have to tell you because it sounds like you at least get to travel the country. Saint Louis has a lot to offer if you're willing to hunt it out or ask locals where stuff is. Yes there may not be restaurant after restaurant of places to eat at any time of the day no matter where you may find yourself. But there is food to be consumed. Next time you visit a city plan out more than what your host gives you to do. It sounds like you had access to a car while here.
In short this is just my advice and I'm not telling you to scratch St Louis off or your list of places to cover. Just be more open to finding places so your trips aren't so limited to a small radius of a venue.
Steve from Saint Louis
Posted philfmg on 20 May 2016 - 08:16 AM