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Sunday, November 19, 2006 -- Bruceton Mills, WV
Bruceton Mills Cyclocross III (iPO Event Id#: 7802)

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The weather report for Sunday was calling for possible snow showers and obviously that goes along with cold temperatures. It turned out to be fine conditions for a cyclocross race and the course was in good shape with just a little mud here and there. And yes, a few times during the afternoon a little snow was added to the fun.

The first group of riders to take to the course consisted of the sport riders and women in a 45-minutes plus one lap event. The first lap leader was Frostburg's Eric Dulaney who covered the roughly 1.5 mile course in about eight and a half minutes.

Dulaney held the advantage throughout the race and finished 6 laps in 52:10. Behind him was a battle for second with Pittsbirgh's Charles Patterson trying to catch Morgantown's Bob Vernon. Vernon never let up and was able to take second with 6 laps in 55:30 to Patterson's 6 laps in 57:40.

For the women Mandi Riddle of Elkins had to deal with a loose seat that eventually fell off the bike. Nevertheless she finished the race and tallied 6 laps in 59:28 to hold of Morgantown's Alice Vernon (5 laps/53:04) for the win.

In the expert event the task was stretched to one hour of racing plus one lap. When the start signal was given it was Elkins native Joey Riddle jumping into the lead and never letting anyone get close. His final winning total was 9 laps in 1:06:00.

In the race for second it was a battle between Morgantown riders Jonathan Martin and Marc Glass. However, in the final laps Glass exploded and was fortunate to hold on to third place with 9 laps in 1:13:40. Martin took second with 9 laps 1:08:46.

Some honorable mention goes to fourth place Dave Light who was celebrating his 40th birthday. Another shout-out goes to Greg Moore who was seen downing Guiness between a number of laps. One last props goes to Sage Seifert for a nice endo on a failed attempt to leap a barrier. It was enough to earn him the "Muddiest Rider" trophy for 2006.

Thanks to everyone that came out again this year and made it another fun time for both paricipants and spectators. We hope to see you all again next year on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.