DCCX 2014 brought two days of racing to the Armed Forces Retirement Home in DC for the first time. DCMTB, along with Crosshairs Cycling p/b Bike Doctor of Waldorf, improved on an already great DCCX course by running the Saturday race “clockwise” or revered from the normal course direction under sunny skies and warm fall temperatures. Sunday ran the “normal” course with more blustery conditions.
Crosshairs Cycling had a huge racer turnout both days (all the while volunteering and helping run the race), with 15 or more racers per day.
On Saturday, Neil Irvin and Josh Gorman got the day started off for Crosshairs with a 3rd and 5th place respectively in the Mens 4/5 race. Jon Carney finished 12th in the large 110+ racer field on a singlespeed.
In the Mens 3/4 35+ field, Alex Castro got the third podium of the day, finishing 5th in a 65+ racer field. Dave Tambeaux finished 33rd and Sol Schott 59th.
Matt Parse picked up the fourth podium of the day, finishing 3rd in the Mens 1/2/3 45+ field. Mike Vanderbilt finished in the top 15, at 13th in a very deep field. In the Mens 55+ race, Mike Zoeller and Mike Wynnyk both finished in the top 15, placed 8th and 15th respectively.
In one of the fastest singlespeed fields in recent memory, Crosshairs had two racers in the top 10, with Mark Cavey at 8th and Taylor Jones at 9th.
In the Womens 1/2/3 race, Lisa Jancy finished 23rd and in the Womens 3/4 field, Rebecca Crawford finished just outside the top 15, in 16th.
In the Mens 1/2/3 35+ race, Kimani Nielsen finished 8th in one of the deeper “baby” masters fields of the Super 8. Jay Dove finished just inside the top 20, at 20th.
The Mens 3/4 field, Kevin Hays finished in the top 10, at his now customary 7th place.
In the Mens 1/2/3, new team member Kevin Carter finished 8th and Elliott Caldwell in 19th.
On Sunday, Neil Irvin got his second podium of the weekend, finishing 5th in the Mens 4/5. Jon Carney finished in 18th.
Crosshairs was well represented in the Mens 1/2/3 35+ race, with Kevin Carter getting the win and Kimani Neilsen having his ride of the season so far, with a 3rd place finish. Chris McGill finished 24th and Scott Cernich 33rd in one of the fastest fields of the day.
Crosshairs also had a bunch of racers in the Mens 3/4 35+ race, with Alex Castro leading the way in 11th, and Carlo Alfano and Adam Austin finishing 30th and 48th respectively.
Mike Vanderbilt had a good showing in the Mens 45+ race, finishing 8th, while the two Mikes, Zoeller and Wynnyk, finished 8th and 16th respectively in the Mens 55+ race.
Sean O’Donnell lead the way for Crosshairs in the Singlespeed category, finishing 3rd on the widest handlebars ever used at a cross race, with Taylor Jones finishing 11th and Brooks Ward in 15th.
Lisa Jancy had a strong race on Sunday, finishing 20th in a faster Womens 1/2/3 field, and Rebecca Crawford moved up a few places to finish 12th in the Womens 3/4.
In the Mens 3/4, Kevin Hays started fast and ended up in 7th (again!). Steve Spencer finished 47th in a 70+ racer field.
Elliott Caldwell had one of his best results of the season, finishing in the top 15 in the Mens 1/2/3 race, at 14th.
Congratulations to everyone for a great weekend of racing, announcing, volunteering, wrangling, and representing Crosshairs to the fullest. Thanks especially to Bill and Taylor for coordinating with DCMTB and helping this weekend go as smoothly as possible.