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Cycling Mon Mar 23 2009

So it starts

Is it already spring? I guess it is -- the wind and chill coming off the lake this morning would suggest otherwise, but the calendar and crocuses say so, so then so it is.

Tonight starts the Half Acre Cycling "Kevin's Crits" race series in Calumet Park. Men,If you were unlucky enough to not register for the entire series, you may be able to snag a spot from any racer who elects to not show up. With weather conditions as they are, that may very well happen, so take a chance.

Then this Saturday is the Spring Super Crit in Beloit, Illinois, just a few short hours away and hosted by Burnham Racing at Blackhawk Farms Raceway. This course is a real pleasure:smooth, bump- and hole-free, and very spectator friendly.

And on April 7, the first Matteson practice criterium of the year takes place at the Ace Hardware plant. $8, and you get much-needed experience for your money.

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