Saturday, September 29, 2007
Moto 1: 36-40 Girls Cruiser
1. Terri Bratz - Kansasville, WI
2. Ginger Kluth - Waukesha - WI
3. Michelle Mittelstadt - Shorewood, WI
Moto 2: 36-40 Cruiser
1. Randy "Sweet RB" Behnke, 36c - Wauwatosa, WI
2. Curt "Snackbar" Zizzo, 37c - Kenosha, WI - Factory Direct Link
3. Ben Kohls, 16c - Racine, WI - CSR / Sinz
4. Dan Tritz, 13c - Wildwood, IL
5. Kevin O'Donnell, 40c - Milwaukee, WI
6. Mark Kluth, 38c - Waukesha, WI
7. William Wilson, 38c
dnq: Karl Ausdembruch, 38c - Racine, WI
Moto 3: 41-45 Cruiser
1. Michael Froh, 41c - Milwaukee, WI - Factory Direct Link
2. Ed Morris, 44c - Fort Atkinson, WI
3. John Wethall, 42c - Lake Mills, WI
dnq: Len Cabaltera, 42c
Moto 4: 5 & Under Novice
1. Lucas Rupp, 5n - Muskego, WI
2. Mikey Cabaltera, 5n
3. Max Schmidt, 4n
Moto 5: 7 Novice
1. Dane O'Donnell, 7n - Milwaukee, WI
2. Sam Cabaltera, 7n
3. Jonah Ausdembruch, 7n - Racine, WI
4. Garrett Kluth, 6n - Waukesha, WI
5. Luc Marchessault, 6n
6. Maxwell Wilson, 7n
dnq: Evan Kerkman (new rider)
Moto 6: 8 Novice
1. Raymond "RJ" Eckert, 8n - Muskego, WI (advances to Intermediate)
2. David Smith III, 8n
3. Brittany Brzezinski, 8n
Moto 7: 10 Intermediate
1. Samuel Rupp, 9i - Muskego, WI
2. Cecilia Ausdembruch, 10g - Racine, WI
3. Austin Bailey, 9n
Moto 8: 14 Intermediate
1. Dan Tritz, 13x - Wildwood, IL
2. Collin Kohls, 14i - Racine, WI - CSR / Sinz
3. Jacob Hinzpeter, 12x - Twin Lakes, WI
dnq: Lewis Wethall, 14i - Lake Mills, WI
Moto 9: 15 Novice
1. Christopher Wipijewski, 14n
2. Andrew Wipijewski, 15n
3. Nate Booth, 14n - Milwaukee, WI
dnq: Josh May, 15n
Moto 10: 19-27 Intermediate
1. Dana Mittelstadt, 17i - Shorewood, WI - CSR / Sinz
2. Ben Kohls, 16i - Racine, WI - CSR / Sinz
3. Chris Bratz, 20i - Kansasville, WI
4. Len Cabaltera, 42n
dnq: Karl Ausdembruch, 38n - Racine
Our next race at Milwaukee BMX will be next Saturday, October 6th ... a race we will add to the schedule to take the place of one of our earlier rainouts. If you really have the BMX bug, a few of us plan to head to Rockford for their night race after racing Milwaukee that day.
Super good to see Randy Behnke and Curt Zizzo in 36-40 cruiser yesterday, both riders finished in the top 4 (Behnke #3 and Zizzo #4) in the nation in the class last year. And, both were laying down some serious horsepower throughout the day.
Ben Kohls was looking sharp with his new Redline Cup #1 plate, earned a week earlier at the Redline Cup Central finals which were held near Kansas City, Missouri.
RJ Eckert moves to intermediate by earning his 8th win in 8 novice - RJ is the second rider to advance at Milwaukee BMX.
The "moto moms" got together to form up their very own class yesterday -- the women's cruiser class was a first at Milwaukee BMX, and, something we certainly hope to see a lot more of in the future.
Bill Wilson passed along a couple of coupons for 661 Racing Gear (quality stuff) that he scored as swag at a WORS downhill race at the Ridge earlier in the season. Those coupons were awarded to Josh May and Brittany Brzezinski for their fine sportsmanship and support of Milwaukee BMX.
Both Fond du Lac and Rockford race today, Sunday, September 30th. My son Dane now seriously has the racing bug ... so, we will be leaving for Fond du Lac in just a bit.
See you at the finish line.
Monday, September 24, 2007
William Wilson and Mark Kluth getting their speed jump on over the first straight table into the first turn. Mountain Bikers take note -- Bill is on a 26" "four cross" bike (similar to the urban free-ride bikes like a Specialized P series or Giant STP) and, has a bit of an advantage over Kluth on the first straight. "Can you race BMX on a mountain bike?" is a question we hear a fair amount ... and, the answer, is absolutely yes. In fact ... I've been seriously thinking about dumping my old XC bike for a new P series bike. Honestly ... if Wilson runs that post out another couple of inches, it's easy enough to imagine him riding that bike to the grocery store, or, even putting on some trail miles ... my cruiser on the other hand ...
Chris Trapp, in full manual about 30 seconds prior to really wrecking himself. BMX can be a fickle game ... one second you are "only" 34, but still a kid, jamming with 16 year olds and feeling on top of the world -- but, the ground can have a funny way of bringing you back to the 34 year old adult you really are, writhing in pain, and trying to figure out how to explain to your boss that the reason you are hurt and out of work involves a kids bike. Don't sweat it Chris ... when I showed up to work with five stitches in my forehead the day after Dane (who was five at the time) hit me with a golf club (a sweetly swung 7 iron) while we were at the practice range, the explanation didn't come much easier.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Fond du Lac BMX video
Delivered as promised -- check out the video above of Sammy Rupp, Raymond "RJ" Eckert and, I believe Rachael Rankins going around the Fond du Lac track during the Redline Cup Qualifier race back in late July. Again, Fondy will be running this weekend if you've (or your kids) still have a racing itch that needs to be scratched. You can learn more about the Fond du Lac BMX club, and their remaining schedule of races by clicking on THIS LINK
Weather permitting -- Dane and I will certainly be there -- dudded out in our red and black Milwaukee BMX gear. Stop by and say hi if you do come up.
Milwaukee BMX Jerseys
Speaking of Milwaukee BMX gear, yeah, so my friends at Fly Racing sure know how to push my buttons. I'm just a sucker for closeouts ... and, sure enough, the jersey style that we used for the Milwaukee BMX jerseys earlier this year is on sale. I ordered 40 more in a variety of sizes today ... that should be here early next week ... then another couple days to the screen printer ... and, maybe, if we're lucky ... we'll have them for sale at our September 29th race. As was the case previously -- they'll be $20 each ($1.95 less than the suggested retail) -- and, part of the proceeds will benefit Milwaukee BMX. Cool.
Next Milwaukee BMX Race - Saturday September 29th.
Yes, I did work on the track a bit this past weekend ... pulling weeds and filling cracks mainly. The track is still in good shape overall ... and with a little TLC on the hill, will likely ride as well as it has all season. We're looking forward to the 29th.
See, now if you recognize that name, it's safe to call yourself an "old schooler". Farmer Vic came up in a conversation with my BMX buddy Jim Morey last night. Morey asked if I could imagine what things would have been like if I was heading up this website in the days of the old Ranch BMX track in Menomonee Falls. My reply was a respectful -- that would have been just awful -- mostly because, between 1980 and about 1984, the Ranch routinely pulled 40+ motos for its weekly events ... and, that's a heckuva lot of results to post each week.
Still, it's not hard for me to imagine moto counts at Milwaukee BMX in the high teens and low twenties next summer -- and, hey -- the more the merrier. Viva la BMX !!!
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
If you want to help out ... I should be to the track by 11:30 and will be around until about 4 this afternoon.
Also, can I get a show of hands as to anybody planning to race tomorrow and where ... right now, it's looking like Dane and I are heading up to Fondy.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Besides being super easy to update, one of the cool things about the 2nd party developer software that I'm using for the website is that new features are being added all the time. As somebody who doesn't have a ton of time to dedicate to learning new software packages to maintain a hobbyist website, I like that.
Still, when I saw the new video feature pop up in my toolbar ... I realized it was time to join the 21st century ... and take a shot.
So, without further ado ... here is the 41-45 cruiser main from the Wisconsin State Championships held at Central Wisconsin BMX in Wisconsin Rapids this past weekend. These guys ought to look familiar ... as all but one (Paul Weimer) in the entire class calls Milwaukee BMX their home track. Mike Froh, Brian Woods, Ed Morris, John Wethall and Paul Weimer may be old (well, older than me) but, they can still hook it on.
Monday, September 10, 2007
A few of us will be out for at least part of this Saturday filling some of the washouts that have formed between the obstacles on a couple of the straights. For anyone who would like to join and help out, I'll post more details as the week progresses on what hours I'll plan to work.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Ben Kohls runs out a ridiculously big gear and in this shot is pulling crazy speed through the step double.
Colin Kohls definitely prescribes to the philosophy that "scars are stories" ... a way of life I'm not sure his folks are exactly wild about. Right hip ... turn one casualty. You guys really sure you want asphalt turns at Milwaukee?