News Archive: October, 2011

  • MFG #4 Results are posted; Call for photos

    Thanks to everyone who came out to MFG #4 yesterday at Marymoor Park.  Results are now posted  here.   If you have questions regarding results, please follow the protocol listed on the first tab of the results spreadsheet.

    Also, if you are a photographer and took photos at the race, please feel free to post a comment to this entry, and we’ll approve the URL to your photos.

    At the end of the day, Terry, Rich, and I were commenting on how yesterday felt like a backwards StarCrossed day:  Set up in the dark, finish in the light.   Here’s a shot that is blazed in my head from about 6:15 am.



  • Details for Raceway CX at Marymoor

    We are getting psyched to return to King County’s Marymoor Park this Sunday for MFG #4; hope to see you out!   Please note the race takes place at MARYMOOR PARK!    Here are some tidbits specific to the race this weekend:

    *Please begin to park and fill up the lot to the WEST of the velodrome.   Also, please note that King County Parks will be collecting a $2/vechicle parking fee this race.   RAID YOUR DOLLAR BILL STASH!

    *Team tents will have an “in by 8:30am, out by 3:15pm” requirement.   King County Parks has asked us to SPECIFICALLY place ALL team tents in one area, which can be found on the map link below.  Please DO NOT put tents up in other parts of the park, including where you might normally set up tents for StarCrossed in years past.

    Course map can be viewed here.

    *You can Name your Nemesis with Rapha at our Customer Service tent which is adjacent to registration

    *Prizes will go 3-deep in ALL categories

    *Prizes, results, beer winners, and race result questions will all be managed at our Customer Service tent adjacent to registration.

    *Cascade Bicycle Studio will have a limited supply of Dugast Rhino and Typhoon for sale at the Customer Service tent for $125/tire.

    *We will be unveiling a new course feature at Marymoor, not yet used by MFG!

    *Beer Winners can pick up their beer at the CS Tent.

    This week’s winners include:

    Andy Salmon
    Dale Grandlic
    Michael Marler
    Jeff Malick
    john Herzog
    Ken Dong
    Tim Wood
    Todd Davis
    Chris Klemczyk
    Ryan Dean
    Lori King
    Byron Dailey
    Laura Todd
    Zack Phillips
    Carla Brock
    Clive Pursehouse
    Peter Nelson
    Ann Mitchell
    Andrew Wright
    Chase Talbot
  • Sponsor Spotlight: Full Speed Ahead

    MFG Sponsor:   Full Speed Ahead


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    Full Speed ahead is a manufacturer of bicycle components made from aluminum and carbon for road, mountain, BMX, time trial, cyclocross, and triathlon use.   FSA is very well known for their K-Force road line of components which includes numerous innovations such as:

    • A hollow monocoque composite crank arm found on the K-Force Light Mega Exo crankset
    • The seemingly here-to-stay standard of the compact handlebar with a 75 reach dimension and a 125mm drop dimension
    • A complete line of components and accessories for the BB30 bottom bracket standard.

    Why we like Full Speed Ahead

    We have all been there before:   You get to the race, you unload the car, and you’ve forgotten your shoes, your front wheel, your pedals, etc.   We are so fortunate this year to have  Neutral Support provided by Brys and his team from Full Speed Ahead at every MFG race.

    In addition to full maintenance and service support, Full Speed Ahead is also providing neutral wheel support for races to have a set of wheels in the pit during their race.   So, in theory, Full Speed Ahead will trouble shoot that “creak” you’ve been chasing all week, adjust your brakes for the mud that ensues, and loan you a pair of wheels so you don’t have an excuse to drop out of the race!   Who else does this for you?   Oh, and did we mention, they’ll serve you complimentary coffee at all the races?   There is a lot to love about Full Speed Ahead….

    Five things you should know about Full Speed Ahead:

    1. Full Speed Ahead was an early adopter, if not the innovator, of many component standards:  The compact gearing ratio, ISIS bottom bracket standard, BB30, the compact bar 75/125 standard.
    2. Full Speed Ahead offers a full line of cyclocross components in the SLK group:  brakes, crank, post, bar, stem, chain, and saddle.
    3. Full Speed Ahead has attended every 2011 MFG race and have provided the most comprehensive neutral support MFG has seen to date.
    4. YOU CAN BORROW NEUTRAL WHEELS FOR THE PIT at EVERY MFG race from FSA; You just have to return them!
    5. They are locally based in Mukilteo, WA.
  • Saturday Hall Pass

    We know it is hard for some folks to race on Saturdays what with work, kid’s soccer, house remodel. With Magnuson Park Cross coming up on Saturday, October 29th we got your back with the MFG Cyclocross – Hall Pass.

    We promise Magnuson Park Cross is going to be too good to miss. Views of Lake Washington, the Cascades and Mount Rainier make this one day to not wish for rain and mud. The course is going to be full-gas with a sweet mix of wide open drag strips balanced by flowing mazes across beach side grass. Time for a Hall Pass – download, print, redeem!

  • Upcoming Races at Marymoor and Magnuson

    We will be back at it this Sunday after two weeks off. On Sunday 10/23 will be racing at Marymoor Park for Raceway CX. Same name as last year but new raceway (heck a velodrome is a raceway). Registration is open at

    For our Saturday 10/29 race we are very happy to be moving the race to Magnuson Park in Seattle. This is going to be a great venue for, ah, Magnuson Park Cross. The course will be on the east side of the park, and very different from Preseason course. On the shores of Lake Washington. Good mixture of grass, gravel and pavement. Registration, course map and driving directions will be up very soon.