Monday, October 26, 2015

Race Flier


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It ain't over until the Fat Boys ride: Introducing: FatCX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes. until now the run-what-you-brung has rung in the lunchtime hour.

That was then, this is year seven. We're going big. 96.52mm big. (and you will NEVER spot the 'H'--- word here) The premier just-after-midday event is the FatCX Race.

Who will be on the podium? And will there be a snake?
Picture this: you're cracking a Heady Topper, plowing a few Dough Boy, while a herd of 3.8" rubber circle the course. Kinda like those mud monkeys/fudge dragons that don't make it down on the first flush and spin slowly around until you drop the lever one more time.

Don't be fooled - this is a race. 30 minutes, USCF marshals, podium, prizes, liability insurance- all the good stuff. One Day license eligible!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Epilogue 6.0

Congratulations to our winners, state champions and everyone who participated in the event. A big thank you to all the sponsors, vendors, and most of all our volunteers, without whom this show would not be possible. Now who is ready for 2015?!?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

I gots to know...SpaCX Prizes!

Are you feeling lucky?

The question at hand is with what shall the individual on the top step of the Elite Podiums/Podia (sorry, too much Latin in grade school) be presented?
Will the Elite Winners receive:
a) Cash
b) Applause
c) Big kiss from Andrew
d) A 50 Magnum*
e) All of the above

Andrew and I seriously discuss the Elite's prizes
The answer, of course, is E) All of the above. (* provided proof of 21+)

The 50 (fluid oz) Magnum, the world's most desired size of beer bottle. The 44 Magnum is for sissy pants.
A man might have to know his limitations, but here a SpaCX we eschew these constraints and just keep on going. This year Schmaltz Brewing Co will be providing custom labeled Magnums/Magna of their tasty adult beverage to the Elite top spots. But we didn't stop there, Masters need not worry, there will be Bombers (I think) for them as well! Preview the top prize contents on Saturday Night at the brewery!

Unfortunately Tom Selleck declined our invitation to be the podium prize for the Masters women, no Magnum for you, just beer.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Two major food groups covered: Esperanto & 1K2GO Coffee

Once again, SpaCX has lined up some great sustenance for race day.  We are pleased to have 1K2GO Coffee on board as a vendor and as prize sponsor! No need to make the DD run, pick up some great coffee right next to registration!

The Dough Boy. If you have to ask ain't for you. And that means more for me.
And for your pre-race (tuck a little somethin' in your jersey pocket to nosh on at the starting line) carbo-load we have the Caroline St. phenomena, better known as Esperanto, bringing their range of food awesomeness to the event.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Straight outta Delphi, an Apollonian Creed

The healing springs of Spa State Park,
inciting pilgrimages for over 100 years
We spend our lives searching for meaningful words to get us through another day, week, or month (yes, the Oxford comma lives on at SpaCx). Then we allow that phrase to change, update, and morph through time to accommodate our place in life, discarding the previous vowels and consonants to restart anew.

Alex and Ani seems to have cashed in on this concept
That is why we at SpaCX find it so significant to have a Custom Crafted Credo (or C-Cubed) that is absolutely timeless, that captures the essence of cyclocross and still resonates with our local vibe to make it whole. Without further ado, many thanks go out to Mia, our seven-and-three-quarters-(aka eight)-year-old marketing strategist, for the new hardcore mantra or harsh reality of  'cross:

Not spurtin', not hurtin'
Too graphic?
You heard it here first, trademark, copy-rite, all rights reserved. Yup, you read it right: unless a veg-o-matic ginsu'ed your femoral artery, you had better get back up and onto your bike. Spurting like a geyser, requiring the healing waters that only Saratoga can provide... T-Shirts, Mugs, Bumper Stickers, etc. will appear soon on our CafePress page. Questions?- really you have questions while an eight-year-old crushed that motto after a razor scooter supreme endo?

Get back on your bike.
Now live it.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Lighting strikes twice - SpaCX selected as New York State CX Championship Event

The Saratoga Spa Cyclocross Race has once again received the privilege of being selected as the 2014 New York State Cyclocross Championship Event. So, not only do you get to hang out in the Spa City, but you could also go home with a State Title! Race Date: Sunday, October 19th, registration is open.
Just think how cool you'd look
on the weekday world championship shop rides!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Ouroboros: The Eternal Return

Mmm. Tastes like Chicken.
At the last SpaCX book club meeting, while incanting passages from the Enigmatic Book of the Netherworld, a message was delivered proving the reflexivity of life, the cyclicality, the sense of constantly re-creating ourselves. A serious disruption in the SpaCX genius loci had occurred.

Gone but it's not forgotten. We've left our mark on NYRA
Out of the blue and into the black, thanks to the Spa State Park for allowing us to return to the venue that made our inaugural race such a great success. In 2014, we return to the Columbia Pavilion, with fire pit,  proper restrooms, water fountain, hose bib, volleyball court, paved parking, and furthermore, you could even stay at the Historic Gideon Putnam Hotel and ride over to the event!

Welcome back to SpaCX!
Yes, as our more astute readers have inferred by now, we are not returning to the racecourse. Apparently, unless we trade in our two wheels for four legs and bet on each other, there's no room at the inn.

Nothing to infer here...PETA need not be concerned.
What else does 2104 have in store beside the awesomeness of SpaCX race itself? Sign up and stay tuned.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A Pint for your thoughts?

And the pint glasses have arrived, 250 of them to be exact. We have them for volunteers, the podium, and for a nominal $5 everybody!
Sorry to say I'm at work so I cannot photography the 'FULL' effect

Monday, October 7, 2013

New Sponsor - Henry Street Taproom

Soooo. This update took me a bit by surprise. If I had known just 8-12 months ago that there would be Henry Street Taproom gift certificates on the line- I might have started training.

Too late for me, but not to late for everyone else over the age of 21. Sign up now, we're thinking about a slight lean toward the masters catergoreys.
Hmmm, if I start buying carbon and doping and transfusions and maybe I should just get a stand in? Thank you Henry Street!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

New Sponsor! Sportique Brands- Body Care for Active Bodies

Welcome Sportique Brands. Here at SpaCX, we are nothing but active bodies. Wait, that sounds bad, or good, or am I fixated on the rave scene in Matrix reloaded? Anyway we are thankful for the opportunity to offer your product as prizes!

So many products, hmm, some Get Going Cream and a Red Bull, breakfast of Champions!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Winner winner chicken dinner?

In the annual contest to identify the most responsible, aggressive, competitive, and/or OCD participant, we bestow the honor of the golden box, that coveted center of the front line position to start the race. And the winner is:
Straight outta the Spa City, Doug will toe the front line independent of any and all prior finishes or his fitness level. We just hope he's practicing clipping in and sprinting to the first corner!
Douglas! Wow, the haircuts are kinda the same. Sparticus might have just come down a notch.
If so, maybe it's a little less Doug and a little more Douglas...only time will tell. Congratulations to Doug, and to everyone else, register soon, especially those morning events which will be capped at 50!