20110804

Pro Bikes Criterium

Kirk Morrison added Criterium Racing to his racing repertoire.  In particular, the Appalachian Bicycle Racing Association (ABRA) Criterium Series... and as it turns out, his effort was worth a SERIES PODIUM position!

Congratulations Kirk!

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COMPLETE Race Report, Links & Pics by Captain Kirk!
This past Saturday’s Pro Bikes Criterium was the 5th and final race of the ABRA Criterium Series. The race course was a 1.5 mile loop through an industrial park that has been used in past races (near the Ohio River in W. Aliquippa).



As usual, JR and Gina did a great organizational job assisted by officials Chris Popovic and Doug Riegner.



The conditions were HOT (over 90F) at the 1pm start with sun and a light breeze.

I had a 5th place finish in this race ...


(the results state 6th but Jack Neyer had a flat on the last lap and DNF’d)

...which gave me a 2nd place overall ranking in the series for the Mens 50+ age group!



The fact that I was able to compete in all of these races was a key factor in my final placing in this series. I was pleased with these results since this seasons ABRA Crit Series opener in early April was my first Crit race (held in downtown Clarksburg, WV). The introduction of some mid-season sprint intervals really helped my ability to hang with this fast group of riders.

Thanks to JR, Pro Bikes and all of his volunteers for a great series !

Attached are a few pics from the race. They are from Fred Jordan unless indicated otherwise (Mike Briggs) in the title.

Results Link: http://www.abraracing.com/Results/2011ProBikesCrit.html

The overall series online point totals haven’t been published online yet but they should be available soon at the following link: http://www.abraracing.com/Results/2011ACSstandings.html

Thanks,
Kirk

3 comments:

stiCk said...

Congrats Kirk! You are a fast fast man with an eye for racing. I'm gonna push a little harder on this mornings ride just to get you to ask me to slow down so we don't botch your ability to TT tonight! :) I have to take my little victories where I can.

Anonymous said...

Nice ride this morning. Thanks Roger !

Kirk

stiCk said...

Just got home from work. Up for 23 hours and 13 min.... no ride today... Sunday??