SoCalCross FEVER & SEASON FINALE!
Cross Fever race #4 and season finale completes the season!
Things went askew for the last race of the season as the SoCalCross Crazies got together for one more race in the Southern California Cyclocross season. 150 racers came to celebrate the end of the 2013-14 season and the course made sure everyone remembered… physically and technically challenging and at the same time fun!
This was also the race final for the SoCalCross FEVER Series… 4 races after the 18 race SoCalCross PRESTIGE Series was finished the weekend before the Christmas holiday. CX into 2014 at Irvine Lake, Hart Park Day One in Bakersfield, Peloton Cross in Ventura County and the Season Finale at Pierce College in Woodland Hills. The podium would come to those who showed up for the Finale with points worth 1.5x the norm and handed out to top 20 in each category. The Cross Fever Series scored out a few less cats than the Prestige Series and shuffled the order in the schedule with the Single Speed races finishing the day. The finale ended with the Any Bike Goes/Costume race… in the end everyone a little loopy so it worked out great! The start was a dance off to the bikes then off for 5 laps of fun!
As “seriousness” aside, it was a day of fun competition with long drawn out start on the famed Pierce College dirt cross country running track and then up into the Forest hill and down the switchback course not long after looping back up the “sprinter hill” which either turned into a long run up or a bunny hop over a 6″ ramped plywood and grind to the top!
Pictured is Robin Kaminsky (Black Sheep Squadron) and Dot Wong (The TEAM SoCalCross) battling it out in the Women’s A/B race and a great battle between them with Dot getting the gap on the final lap for the win. In the Men’s A/B race Brent Prenzlow (Celo Paficic/Focus) and Eric Nelson (Mudfoot) dabbled it out for the first couple laps with Brent taking his power to get his gap and a commanding win. Dot and Brent took the Cross Fever A titles a nice way to finish off the season.
Thank you to everyone who raced this season and especially to our wonderful staff, all the volunteers, teams and sponsors who make SoCalCross go round and round See you soon!