Brian Rist in the Sportif leaders jersey over the HUMPS!

Brian Rist in the Sportif leaders jersey over the HUMPS!

Brian Rist 3rd in 35+ 1/2/3, 1st Overall 35+ 1/2/3 Sportiff Series

Pete Warner for the win in the 45+ 1/2/3 race.

Pete Warner for the win in the 45+ 1/2/3 race.

Warner on the podium.

Warner on the podium.

Pete Warner 1st in 45+ 1/2/3
Ian Spivack 2nd in 1/2/3
Ian Spivack riding the steps.

Ian Spivack riding the steps.

A brief write up of Spivack’s race in the 1/2/3:
The Bikeneticx Cyclocross was my last race of 2014 and my 5th
cyclocross race. The weather was great and I was excited to check out
a new race (well all CX courses are new). The race started off well
with me slotting into 3rd place going into the first sharp left hand
turn. I messed up the turn a bit and slid back a few spots, but
quickly made that up on the flat double track section. After the first
lap I was barely hanging on to Kevin and Tanner in the lead group.
They were both taking turns a bit faster than me so I was burning more
matches trying to keep up than I would have liked. Tanner flatted
about 20 minutes into the race so that left Kevin and I in the lead.
Kevin then hammered it over the barriers and gapped me off. I tried
catching back up to him on the start/finished paved section but he was
going fast. On the last lap I saw Tanner raging back after fixing his
flat tire, but luckily I barely held him off as he was gaining ground
on me fast. I was very happy to get 2nd place in my 5th cyclcocross
race ever!
Video of¬†Spivack’s 1st lap (Shimano Sport Camera):

Thanks to Bikenetic Full Service Bicycle Shop shop for putting on an
awesome race and Bike Doctor for all the support in 2014!
Now it’s time to hang up the CX bikes until next year, and get down to some
serious base miles. See you in 2015!