Has anyone seen or have Corey Maciver’s Black Giro Savant helmet with a light mount on top of it after last weekend’s race.  If you do….can you please let me know.  He misses it and so does his brain.

With only TWO races left all you awesome cross racers are already thinking about; the end game.  Series points.  Pre-race Rumble. Double points at the final.  Battles with your buddies.  Getting a few more of your friends out to race.  Next year’s bikes.  SSCXWC2015.  The MFG race in Seattle the first weekend of December.  “Epic Battles”. Photo of the year.  What will be the series prize. How to keep the rubber side down.  Wattage. Tire selection.  Skill.  Podiums.  Last-not-lapped.  First SS.  Holeshots.  Power sections. Post Race Phillips. Will there be a T Shirt.  No brakes left.  Run Ups.  Off camber.  Wafels.  Pizza Truck.  And of course…how to increase your odds for the Zed Wheels and the Naked frame (only one way…..race the last two races!!).


While you are thinking about ALL these things and more check these out:


Ronde Van Hogwarts at Shawnigan Lake School 

Register BEFORE 7:00 on Saturday night for less paper work.  Less $$.  Easier day-of-race.  http://www.crossontherock.com//races/2014race6/ 

A few things to remember:

  • Kids race is at 12:20.  NOT 12:45.
  • Expert Women are racing again with the Expert Men.  2:15 (but for 45-50 minutes)
  • Do not.  And I repeat.  DO NOT ride your bike across any playing field or “nice” grass area at Shawnigan Lake School.  We will DQ you.  If you have not yet raced….so we can’t DQ you….you will be not allowed to race.  Respect for the Venue.
  • No bike shoes in the club house.
  • We are REALLY lucky to be able to use this AMAZING venue for our cross series.  It only takes 1 bad COTR’er to ruin it for everyone.  Don’t be a bad COTR’er!


  • The pizza trailer will be there again.
  • Coffee from Drumroaster
  • Muffins from the school 

Registration is in the Rugby Club House again.  Check the season race bible for more information with regards to directions, parking, venue etc.

Binab Property Group GP – the look back.

Norm’s Notes:

There are only a few times in the 54 COTR races that I can honestly say I enjoyed EVERY second of a race.  Racing is HARD.  It is supposed to be HARD.  But when you have a HUGE smile on your face (even if it does not show through the mud or it is mostly “internal”) racing is amazing!  Amazing is how I felt about the race, venue, course and atmosphere last Sunday at Western Speedway.  A true coming together of a great and unique community we have built together on Vancouver Island.  A homecoming.  I am really looking forward to the last two rounds of this year’s COTR series!

Notes from Race Director Roland:

It’s good to be back and Western Speedway later in the season when there is some rain and some mud. We mixed the course up a bit this year and the changes got a lot of positive response. The 50 wide start was gone, but we added some new sections. The mud behaved in unexpected ways, some was slippery, some deep and sticky, some like quicksand. This course is destroyer of brakes, and a destroyer of bottom brackets. Get your maintenance done before Sunday.

Roland’s big “Thanks to”:

Huge thanks to our event sponsors Jason Binab & all the guys from Trek Bikes Victoria – Bill, Troy, Scott, Mitch, Regan.

Getting the flyover setup is a huge amount of work. Thanks to Scott, Curtis, Cam, Richard, Laura, Glenowyn, & Warren.

All our day of setup / teardown volunteers: Richard, Nathaniel, Sylvia, Cam, Scott, Drew, Joele, Jen, Erik, Eric, Holly, Glenowyn, Lief, Pete, Jenine, Jon

Our registration crew: Deb & Linda

Timing: Christyna (as always), Joele, Laura, Alex, Ed, Camille, Deb, Simon

Results: Katie, Sylvia.

Baby sitting: Holly & Tarryn

DJ Sean, Announcer Bill, bartender Sabrina and first aid Martina.

I know I missed a lot of you who just pitched in on the day — thank you as well And thanks to Norm who somehow keeps this whole thing going. 

COTR Series 2014

Sunday Sept 14 – Cumberland. Coal Cross DONE
Sunday Sept 28 – Victoria. Possible New Venue
Monday Oct 13 – Bowen. Kona Kup.  Provincial Championships
Sunday Oct 19 – Farmer Bills.  Port Albern
Sunday Nov 2 – Speedway. Binab Property Group GP
Sunday Nov 9 – Shawnigan Lake School. Ronde Von Hogwarts
Sunday Nov 23 – Arbutus Meadows.  My Little Pony Cross.  Series Final

COTR 2014: Ronde Van Hogwarts (and BPG GP Look Back)

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