Well, I was right about the Vikings.
Thanks to everyone that came out. We had a sponsor pick up our expenses (even the beer, how cool is that) so all proceeds went to the local food pantry.
Results are here: http://www.overdrivecycling.com/
It wasn't until later but I remember Jake's first CX race now, it's here. His dad used to ride with the club: http://www.cvccbike.com/?q=node/15
There were a number of people with cameras and stuff is showing up on facebook, this is a good set from the "A" race: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 826a6fbc48
Nathan Lille was doing 6 minute laps in the singlespeed race, Jesse and Trevor Koss dropped the lap times to about 5:30 in the "A" race and got a quick separation. Trevor is a local guy and is very good technically. He rode aggressively but couldn't quite take the amp to 11 and lost contact with Jesse at about 45 minutes.
The best shots of the facebook album are at the bottom. That's where you see Smithers and Koeneman go for the sprint with Smithers taking it by less than half a wheel.
I was really pretty happy with how things turned out. We ran our first CX race in over a decade last fall and while it certainly had some rough edges the amount of interest that cropped up has been fun to watch. The golf course worked well and is a great venue for spectating, good enough that one of the things to work on next year is to better manage parking. The course manager at one time rode as a Cat 3 so we had something of an organizational tailwind there.
Dunno yet about next year's race. Anything in Wisconsin that involves beer on a Sunday has to take the Packer schedule into account. But the parking lot was full at a time when it would otherwise be totally empty so I'm sure we'll get something to happen.