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BLACK LINE FEVER RECAP

Okay it’s been a busy week without much time to sit down at the computer and blog my life away. I’ve got a lot to catch up on. First on the list is the inaugural race for Encino Velodrome's 50th season — Black Line Fever.

The weather was perfect, not too hot and not too cold, which made for a great day at the velodrome. Race director and announcer Alfred Nash had a great program of events including Points Races, Match Sprints, Miss N Outs, Win N Outs and even a Slow Race. Alfred definitely knows how to put on a fun and exciting race event. You rock, dude!

Some of the fields were a little on the thin side with a lot of the usual suspects absent. There were only three racers in the Men’s Cat 1/2 and Cathy Keeley (Herbalife La Grange) pick up an easy victory being the only one entered in Women’s Cat 1/2 — she raced with with Masters 45+ field just to make it interesting. On the other hand, the Juniors fields were pretty full with young racers from Connie Cycling and Encino Velo duking it out. The Encino Velo kids took the most podium positions with that home court advantage.

One of Encino Velo’s most promising young talents, Daniel Kosykh handed in an awesome performance, tearing up the Men’s Cat 3/4 field. James Enright (Swami’s Cycling) took second place.

Another great ride came from Michael Weitze (Surf City Cyclery), who won each event of the Masters 45+ Omnium. Everyone else was just trying to hang on during his clean sweep performance.

No doubt the biggest impression was left by Project London rider Kevin Mansker who not only won the Men’s 1/2 Omnium — he also cracked Encino Velodrome’s Flying 200m TT record. Mansker stuck around until after the end of the races to set a new track record of 11.18 seconds. Now that’s fast! In fact the only ting Kevin wasn’t so great at was riding slow — he lost the Slow Race to Jack Lindquist (Ritte Racing).

I had tons of fun both racing and watching and I can’t wait for the next race in the Bob Hansing Memorial Cup at the end of the month. So without further ado, here’s a short video from Pat Benson followed by the podium results…

Youth 12 & Under
1. Weston Giem (unattached)
2. Jacob Horvet (Encino Velo)
3. Willianna De Leon (Encino Velo)

Juniors 13 - 16
1. Jordan Zhdanov (Encino Velo)
2. Edward Horvet (LACBC)
3. Lucas De Leon (Encino Velo)

Men’s Category 5
1. Nathan Koch (unattached)
2. Daniel Gray (Simple Green)
3. Erick Jobey (Conejo Velo)

Women’s Category 3/4
1. Kate Wilson (CPC)
2. Stephanie Hsiest (San Jose Bicycle Club)
3. Megan Dean (Moth Attack)

Women’s Category 1/2
1. Cathy Keeley (Herbalife La Grange)

Masters 45+ Category 3/4
1. Michael Weitze (Surf City)
2. Richard Kim (Herbalife La Grange)
3. Robert Allen (Velo Club)

Men’s Category 3/4
1. Daniel Kosykh (Encino Velo)
2. James Enright (Swami’s Cycling)
3. Tim McGee (Predator Cycling)

Men’s Category 1/2
1. Kevin Mansker (Project London)
2. Jack Lindquist (Ritte Van Vlaanderen)
3. Anthony Gianatasio (Herbalife La Grange)

See full race results here.

All photos and video taken by Pat Benson. See more on Flickr.

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BLACK LINE FEVER - BHOP’S PHOTOS


Some shots of the races at Encino Velodrome last weekend taken by Brandon.

Full event recap coming soon!
THIS WEEKEND AT ENCINO VELODROME 

With the World Championships now behind us, the international track racing season comes to an end.  And of course that means the official start of the amateur track racing season here on the West Coast!

This Saturday, Encino Velodrome gets their season going with the first race of the 2011 Bob Hansing Memorial Cup Series.

See the full race flyer here.
THIS WEEKEND AT ENCINO VELODROME 

With the World Championships now behind us, the international track racing season comes to an end.  And of course that means the official start of the amateur track racing season here on the West Coast!

This Saturday, Encino Velodrome gets their season going with the first race of the 2011 Bob Hansing Memorial Cup Series.

See the full race flyer here.

THIS WEEKEND AT ENCINO VELODROME


With the World Championships now behind us, the international track racing season comes to an end. And of course that means the official start of the amateur track racing season here on the West Coast!

This Saturday, Encino Velodrome gets their season going with the first race of the 2011 Bob Hansing Memorial Cup Series.

See the full race flyer here.
ENCINO VELODROME 2011 

The 50th racing season at Encino Velodrome begins in one month.  You ready?
ENCINO VELODROME 2011 

The 50th racing season at Encino Velodrome begins in one month.  You ready?

ENCINO VELODROME 2011 


The 50th racing season at Encino Velodrome begins in one month. You ready?

Bob Hansing Memorial Cup Results

Kit Karzen

Last Saturday’s race at Encino VelodromeAttack Of The Track People — was a lot of fun and made a great finale to this year’s Bob Hansing Memorial Cup Series. We had a lot of people show up (at least for the second session) including a few heavy hitters like Kit Karzen and Cody O’Reilly. Each category of racers competed in three races (Match Sprint, Points Race and Scratch Race). Their placings in each race earned them points for the overall omnium position. On top of that, each of the four Bob Hansing Memorial Cup omniums is scored cumulatively to determine who wins the overall series. Series trophies are also awarded for Best Endurance Rider, Best Sprinter and Most Aggressive. Read on to see how it went down on Saturday.

The first session had a light turnout with the biggest field being 5 deep. Nick Rakauskas (Encino Velo) won the Juniors 12 & Under omnium and took the trophy home for the series leader. Scott Cohen (Encino Velo) won the Juniors 13-16 omnium and also took the series title. Anthony Gianatasio (Herbalife La Grange)won the Masters 40+ omnium but Richard Kim (Herbalife LaGrange) — who did not compete on Saturday — already clinched victory for the series. Shane Ellis (Hammer Nutrition) won the 2-person omnium over her teammate CJ Boyenger and also sealed the deal for the series title.

Kit Karzen

The second session definitely had more people showing up both to spectate and to compete. Alfred Nash put together a great surf playlist for the Attack Of The Track People theme. After the Flying 200’s and a couple of just-for-ribbons Keirin races, the omniums started.

The Cat 5 field was full of riders who’ve been attending our Wednesday night track racing class like Tim McGee who won the Match Sprint and got third place in the omnium and Zach Scott (UCLA) who earned the Best Endurance Rider trophy for the series. The omnium and series title went to James Downs (Ritte).

I was riding in the Cat 3-4 field and I didn’t place well (I should probably spend more time riding and less time blogging) but I had fun. Especially when my pal Christopher Reed (South Bay Wheelmen) and I took an ambitious breakaway off the start of the 16-lap Scratch Race. It’s antics like that which earned Reed the Most Aggressive trophy for the series. Alexander Walters (Encino Velo) and Ryan Barrett (Pasadena Athletic Assocation) were neck and neck for each race but Walters was just a little bit faster. He won the omnium and took the series trophy. Barrett still went home with the Best Sprinter series trophy (and a 2nd place medal plus prizes for the omnium).

Jack Lindquist

The Cat 1-2-3 field was very fun to watch with National Champion Cody O’Reilly (Bissell) riding circles around everyone else (literally). He lapped the field twice during the 60-lap Points Race and I think he would have kept on lapping them again and again if the lap cards never reached zero. O’Reilly won all three races and the omnium. Jack Lindquist (Ritte) came in second place in the omnium but he had earned enough points from earlier in the season to win the series trophy.

Thus the 2010 Bob Hansing Memorial Cup comes to a close. It was a really cool series and I look forward to next year. But first must come Encino Velodrome's Far West Champs.

» Download the full results (Excel file).
» See more photos by Pat Benson (who took all the photos you see above).
» Other photos by Mark Colton.
» Race day recap and photos from Sammy at Chain Gang.
» Another recap with photos from Tim at Everything Eaten.

While it’s no pot of gold, riding at Encino Velodrome can sometimes be pretty magical.

Photo by Mark Colton.
While it’s no pot of gold, riding at Encino Velodrome can sometimes be pretty magical.

Photo by Mark Colton.

While it’s no pot of gold, riding at Encino Velodrome can sometimes be pretty magical.

Photo by Mark Colton.

I don’t have full official results from Encino Velodrome's Attack Of The Track People yet or the overall winners of the 2010 Bob Hansing Memorial Cup Series.  Trophies were awarded on Saturday and I couldn’t stay long enough for the ceremony.  But a big congrats goes to tha homie Samson who earned a Best Sprinter trophy in the Cat 5’s.  He’s been trying to win something better than a fifth place ribbon all year and I would say he earned it!

Full results coming soon so stay tuned.
I don’t have full official results from Encino Velodrome's Attack Of The Track People yet or the overall winners of the 2010 Bob Hansing Memorial Cup Series.  Trophies were awarded on Saturday and I couldn’t stay long enough for the ceremony.  But a big congrats goes to tha homie Samson who earned a Best Sprinter trophy in the Cat 5’s.  He’s been trying to win something better than a fifth place ribbon all year and I would say he earned it!

Full results coming soon so stay tuned.

I don’t have full official results from Encino Velodrome's Attack Of The Track People yet or the overall winners of the 2010 Bob Hansing Memorial Cup Series. Trophies were awarded on Saturday and I couldn’t stay long enough for the ceremony. But a big congrats goes to tha homie Samson who earned a Best Sprinter trophy in the Cat 5’s. He’s been trying to win something better than a fifth place ribbon all year and I would say he earned it!

Full results coming soon so stay tuned.

Attack Of The Track People Coverage

Of course the best place to see velodrome racing is at the velodrome. But if you are stuck at home today and can’t make it to Encino Velodrome for the final race in the 2010 Bob Hansing Memorial Cup, Attack Of The Track People, then there are a couple alternative options for you to keep up with the action…

» Encino Velodrome will be streaming the races live on their Ustream channel.

» Yours truly will be updating my Twitter feed with race results as they become available. If you aren’t following me yet, do it now! I will be starting with the 3pm session (elite races).

If you can make it to the velodrome today, then do. Women, juniors and masters race at noon. Elites race at 3pm. There will be Keirin and it will be awezum!

Jack Lindquist and Ryan Barrett racing at Encino Velodrome.

More great shots from yesterday’s For A Fist Full Of Handlebars at Black Line's unofficial race photographer, Pat Benson’s Flickr.

I had to miss the race day because I got called in to work.  Thanks for taking pictures, Pat!

Results coming soon…
Jack Lindquist and Ryan Barrett racing at Encino Velodrome.

More great shots from yesterday’s For A Fist Full Of Handlebars at Black Line's unofficial race photographer, Pat Benson’s Flickr.

I had to miss the race day because I got called in to work.  Thanks for taking pictures, Pat!

Results coming soon…

Jack Lindquist and Ryan Barrett racing at Encino Velodrome.

More great shots from yesterday’s For A Fist Full Of Handlebars at Black Line's unofficial race photographer, Pat Benson’s Flickr.

I had to miss the race day because I got called in to work. Thanks for taking pictures, Pat!

Results coming soon…


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