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Cross on the Rocks #4 - Junglecross

Parksville, BC, Canada, November 12, 2006

This was the last race in the first-ever Cross on the Rocks series. It was also the last race in British Columbia for the year. Racers converged on Fletchers Farms in Errington (near Parksville).

Upon arrival, Hugh Fletcher showed the course he had chosen and mowed through two of his fields. Zig-Zags and in the lower one….well, it was getting "soft". A pre-race walk through Poplar Farm next to Fletchers' property showed a bit of mud and a surprise. The creek that was totally dry on previous occasions was now just over rubber boot height.

Intermediate Men (3 Laps)

Beginner Men and Woman and Intermediate Men took to the LeMans start and hammered down the road. 1:15 later, the first Intermediate, David Gilbert (Alberni Valley Riders), was into the transition and onto his bike. Chris Reid (Midweek Club) was the first rider to appear on lap one in 10:44.

Reid continued to pull away turning the fastest laps in his category. Behind him there was a battle shaping up between Bill McMillan (NMTBC) of Nanaimo and Trevor Jones (CVCC) of Courtenay for the series title. McMillan led into the last rac,e so he wanted to finish a head of Jones, and he did to take the series.

Beginner Men (3 Laps) and Women (3 Laps)

Jeanine Ball, our only women's beginner, reaped the benefits of getting out there and took the first prime, The Lighthouse Brewery 12 pack for the first lap and some CrankBrothers Pedals (from Crankbrothers and Norco) for her overall victory!

Jay Ruzica (Wheelers) took it out hard for the beginner men and won the first lap prime. After that, it was 15-year-old Connor O'Brian (Ride with Rendall) of Chelsea, Quebec who won his uncle a 12-pack of Lighthouse Breweries Beer for the first lap and then went on to dominate the category. From 15-years-old to 63-year-old Derek Steel (NMTBC) of Nanaimo for 2nd and Doug Stetor (Oak Bay Bikes), riders of all ages rounded out the podium.

Worthy of a mention was our only single speeder of any of our races this year. 10-year-old Nicholas Tarver piloted his BMX race bike with really skinny cross like tires around the whole course. Not once, but for two full laps. Running most of the course. Riding where he could. In jeans that got soaked when he went through the creek that was almost up to his waist. When asked if he still wanted to race when he saw the course her replied, "I 'm a man. I can handle it".

Master Men (5 Laps)

In the competitive Masters Category, Andrew Brown (Dalvay/Taylors) of Courtenay took LeMans start. The first Lap Lighthouse Breweries Prime was taken by series leader, Robin Dutton (Arrowsmith Bikes) with a first split of 9:50. Dutton continued to lead until the third lap when he was forced to stop and fix a slipping saddle. This allowed Robert Orange (Ride with Rendall) of Chelsea, Quebec, to lay down a super fast lap and take over the lead. Coming in second was Brown and rounding off the podium was Steve Murray from Squamish. Dutton held onto 5th place to claim the series.

Women (5 Laps)

Using her triathlon skills, Dawn Berg, (Oak Bay Bikes) from Victoria led out the LeMans start. A thirsty Lisa Ludwig (Oak Bay Bikes) rocked the first lap to win the Lighthouse Breweries 12 pack. Then 4th place Nationals finisher, Tara Ross (Cheerwine), from Dundas made her move on the third of five laps laying down the fastest women's lap of 8:23 to take over the lead. Enjoying the lead so much she decided to hold it until the end. Pulling second place was Kelly Jones (Sugoi) of Vancouver and holding onto third was Ludwig.

For the series, it came to a tie between Lisa Ludwig and Trish Sinclair (Scott) both having the same points. Based on today's placing Ludwig took the first-ever Vancouver Island Cross series for the girls. Without the LeMans Start it may have been different as Trish had her ankle taped from an injury yesterday and found it very difficult to run.

Expert Men (7 Laps)

UP front Michael Garrigan (HB Cycling Club) wailed on both the LeMans start as well as the first lap prime for the Lighthouse Breweries 12 pack. Then he started turning over some fast laps, but Kris Sneddon (Kona) was aiming for him.

In the end, Sneddon outspinted Garrigan on the final straight to take the win. Nick Friesen (Pedalhead) from Red Dear took third 1:19 back. Notably, Wendy Simms finished in 12th in the men's' race!

Results

Men Elite

1 Kris Sneddon (Kona)                      52.47
2 Michael Garrigan (HB Cycling Club)        0.01
3 Nick Friesen (Pedalhead)                  1.33
4 Kevin Noiles (Masi-Adobe)                 2.12
5 David Couglin (Aquila Racing)             2.41
6 Nathan Chow (Cyclissimo/Kona)             3.18
7 Garrett McLeod (Wolfville)                3.41
8 Craig Hawkes (The Cyclery)                4.11
9 Andre Sutton (Hardcore)                   4.20
10 Troy Woodburn (GigaBike)                 4.41
11 Chris McNeil (Canary Cycle)              4.50
12 Wendy Simms (Kona)                       4.54
13 Rob Gosselin (Atomic)                    5.39
14 Stephen Proulx (The Cyclery)             5.59
15 Menno Jongsma (Frontrunners)             6.00
16 Alan Reain (Fresh Air Experience)        6.11
17 Aaron Schooler (E.R.T.C.)                8.34
18 Christopher Molgat-Roy (Pedalhead)       9.00
One lap down
19 Normon Thibault (Frontrunners)               
20 Scott Kelly (GigaBike)                       
21 Scott Malone (Steed Cycles)                  
DNF Matthew O'Hagan (IRC. Cameron Law)          
DNF David Larson (Edmonton)                     
DNF Alexander Fulton (Ottawa Bike Club)         
DNF Dave Brooks (Team Sask.)  

Women

1 Tara Ross (Cheerwine)                     45.23
2 Kelly Jones (Sugoi Factory Team)           0.07
3 Lisa Ludwig (Oak Bay Bikes)                0.19
4 Dawn Berg (Oak Bay Bikes)                  1.06
5 Sandra Walter (xofelt)                     3.17
6 Patricia Sinclair (Scott)                  3.30
7 Karen Watson (McMaster Cycling Club)       4.54
8 Jaymie McGowan (Oak Bay Bikes)             5.49
9 Jenny Trew (Team Giant)                    6.05
10 Brandy Svenson (Arrowsmith)               7.18
One lap down
11 Chelsea Bilsbarrow (Giant Canada)             
Two laps down
12 Barbara Polehovkie (Blizzard Cycling Club)    
13 Jinny Scott (Oak Bay Bikes)                   
DNF Tanya Berg (CBC)                             
DNF Amanda Shaw (Biovail)                        

Men Intermediate

1 Chris Reid (Midweek Club)                 28.12
2 Lance Ammson (Juventus)                    0.49
3 Bill McMillan (NMBC)                       0.56
4 Aaron Amar (Island Racing Club)            1.15
5 Trevor Jones (Cowichan Valley)             1.49
6 Andrew Olive (Dr. Walker)                  2.06
7 Lee Blais (Alberni Valley Riders)          2.59
8 Lonnie Nathan (River City Cycling Club)    3.15
9 Collin Rennie (NMBC)                       3.16
10 Kyle Chatlain (Arrowsmith Bikes)          3.51
11 Ryan Cousineau (Escape Velocity)          4.01
12 Jak New (Escape Velocity)                 4.05
13 Russ Kristensen (AVR)                     4.13
14 David Gilbert (AVR)                       4.44
15 Meshkat Javid (Mighty Riders)             4.45
16 Daryl Chase (AVR)                         5.13
17 Brian Payne (Schwalbe)                    8.30
18 Russ Dodd (NMBC)                         11.25
Two laps down
19 Andrew Schietzsch (Juventus)                  

Beginner Men

1 Conor Obrian (Ride with Rendall)          31.11
2 Derek Steel (NMBC)                         2.06
3 Doug Stetar (OBBCC)                        3.02
4 David Schooler (OBB)                       3.03
5 Jay Ruzicka (Wheelers)                     3.21
6 Kiernan Orange (Ride With Rendall)         5.31
7 Roland Rabien (CBBC)                       7.31
8 Curran Jongsma (OBB)                       7.50
9 Nicholas Tarver (OBB)                     10.00

Beginner Women

1 Jeanine Ball                              38.41

Men Masters

1 Robert Orange (Ride With Rendall)        42.21
2 Andrew Brown (Dalvay/Taylors)             0.07
3 Steve Murray                              0.53
4 Clayton Sansbury (Bayside Cycling)        0.55
5 Robin Dutton (Arrowsmith Bikes)           1.58
6 Jason Sandquist (Frontrunners)            3.13
7 Chris Birch (Arrowsmith Bikes)            3.50
8 Tracy Shearer (Juventus)                  4.38
9 Curtis Saunders (Oak Bay Bikes)           4.47
10 Bryn Shapperd (Arrowsmith Bikes)         4.53
11 Andrew Hilton (Pedalhead Roadworks)      5.00
12 Paul O’Blenes (The Cyclery)              5.01
13 Rumon Carter (Frontrunners)              5.24
14 Rick Thiessen (gigabike/Lazy Boy)        5.49
15 Gary Croome (Frontrunners)               6.33
16 Derek Tripp (Nanaimo Bicycle Club)           
17 Justin Mark (Frontrunners-Arrowsmith)    7.53
18 Peter Wellsman (Rider's Cycles)          9.08
One lap down
19 Patrick Ferris (Blizzard Bike Club)          
20 Hugh Fletcher (AMBC)                         
21 Barry Brennan                                
22 Keith Bayly (Deadgoat Racing)                
DNF Brad Collins (BSP)                          
DNF Dave Nowak (Frontrunners/CVCC)         

Final Standings: Men Elite

1 Troy Woodburn (Gigabike)                   47 pts
2 Kris Snedon (Kona)                         42
3 Thomas Skinner (Sugoi)                     29
4 Michael Garrigan (HB Cycling Club)         26
5 Normon Thibault (Frontrunners)             25
6 Kevin Calhoun (Rocky Mountain)             25
7 Nick Friesen (Pedalhead)                   24
8 Wendy Simms (Kona)                         22
9 Nevin Noiles (Masi Adobe)                  22
10 David Couglin (Aquila Racing)             20
11 Nathan Chow (Cylissimo/Kona)              18
12 John Lackey (Gellatin Alpine)             17
13 Tristen Galbraith                         16
14 Garrett McLeod (Annapolis Valley CC)      16
15 Rob Britton (Gigabike)                    15
16 Geoff Kabush (Maxxis)                     15
17 Craig Hawkes (The Cyclery)                14
18 Andreas Hestler (Rocky Mountain)          13
19 Andrew Brown (CVCC)                       13
20 Mat Hewitt (Oak Bay Bikes)                13
21 Menno Jongsma (Frontrunners)              13
22 Stefan Widmer (Sugoi)                     12
23 Andre Sutton (Hardcore)                   12
24 Craig Ritchey (Torquay)                    9
25 Dan Molgat-Roy                             8
26 Chris McNeil (Canary Cycle)                8
27 Dwayne Kress (SORCA)                       7
28 Fred Hodgson (Island Cycle)                7
29 Graeme Bant (Different Bikes)              6
30 Michael Burns (Devo)                       4
31 Rob Gosselin (Atomic)                      4
32 Stefan Proulx (The Cyclery)                4
33 Andrew Kent (AMC)                          2
34 Christen Hansen (Fastwitch)                2
35 Jeff Blair (Norco)                         2
36 Curtis Saunders (OBB-Wheelers)             2
37 Tyler Trace (Gigabike)                     2

Final Standings:  Women

1 Trish Sinclair (Scott Bikes)               58 pts
2 Lisa Ludwig (Oak Bay Bikes)                52
3 Jaymie McGowan (Oak Bay Bikes)             48
4 Kelly Jones (Sugoi)                        41
5 Dawn Berg (Oak Bay Bikes)                  35
6 Brandy Svenson (Island Cycle)              33
7 Tara Ross (Cheerwine)                      30
8 Sandra Walter (X0 Felt)                    20
9 Karen Watson (McMaster CC)                 16
10 Jenny Trew (Team Giant)                   12
11 Heather King (Natural Earth)              10
11 Tanya Berg (Team X - OBB)                 10
11 Steph Roorda (Synergy)                    10
14 Sarah McMillan (Dizzy Chicks)              9
14 Joele Guynep (USA Cycling)                 9
16 Chelsea Bilsbarrow (Giant Canada)          8
17 Barbara Polehovkie (Blizzard Bike Club)    6
18 Jinny Scott (Oak Bay Bikes)                4

Final Standings: Masters Men

1 Robin Dutton (Arrowsmith )                 47 pts
2 Jason Sandquist (Frontrunners)             38
3 Bryn Shapperd (CVCC)                       32
4 Chris Birch (Arrowsmith )                  31
5 Robert Orange (Ride with Rendall)          30
6 Steven Murray (SORCA)                      27
7 Andrew Brown (Dalvay/Taylors)              26
8 Dave Nowack (Frontrunners)                 24
9 Gary Croome (Frontrunners)                 23
10 Clayton Sansbury (Bayside)                22
11 Derek Tripp (NBC)                         17
12 Mark Svenson                              15
13 Pete Stevenson (Cowichan)                 15
14 Tracy Shearer (Juventus)                  14
15 Brian Griffin (MRC)                       13
16 Dave Holden (Avia West)                   13
17 Rick Thiessen (Gigabike)                  13
18 Peter Wellsman (Ryders Cycle)             12
19 Dale Ewanchook (Flora Glow)               11
20 Ken Dean                                  10
21 David Perrin                              10
22 Andrew Hilton (Pedalhead )                10
23 Brad Collins (BSP)                         9
24 Dwayne Sales (Wheelers)                    9
25 Mark Bennett (CVC)                         8
26 Kyle Chatlain (Arrowsmith )                8
27 Rumon Carter (Frontrunners)                8
28 Paul O'Blenes (The Cyclery)                8
29 Ray LaChance                               7
30 James White (WORKA)                        6
31 Joe Wessel (COBRA)                         5
32 Jeff Hanninen (Bayside)                    4
33 Lance McGuire (SORCA)                      2
34 Mike Sevcov (NMC)                          2

Final Standings:  Men Intermediate

1 Bill McMillan (NMBC)                       63 pts
2 Trevor Jones (CVCC)                        56
3 Aaron Amar (IRC)                           43
4 Lee Blais (Alberni Riders)                 36
5 Chris Reid (Midweek Club)                  30
6 Ben Glassen (Oak Bay Bikes)                28
7 Lance Ammson (Juventus)                    26
8 Andrew Olive (Dr. Walker)                  24
9 Jak New (Escape Velocity)                  20
10 David Kenny (Juventus)                    15
11 Jeff Beeston (CVCC)                       15
12 Dave Gilbert (Alberni Riders)             14
13 Lonnie Nathan                             14
14 Robbie Bitz (Local Ride)                  13
15 Collin Rennie (NBMC)                      12
16 Paul Brend (IRC)                          11
17 Michael Haefelfinger (CVCC)               10
18 Chris Hillier (Gigabike)                  10
19 Kyle Chatlain (Arrowsmith Bikes)          10
20 Daryl Chase (Alberni Riders)               8
21 Ryan Cousineau (Escape Velocity)           8
22 Dave Shiskoff (Organic Athlete)            7
23 Michael Harvey (Wheelers)                  6
24 Nicholas Cowan                             5
25 Bryan Payne (Schwalbe)                     4
26 Russ Kristensen (AVR)                      4
28 David Gilbert (AVR)                        4
29 Meshkat Javid (Mighty Riders)              4                

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