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Miracle on 34th Street and The Nutcracker: Results and Photographs

Both races went swimmingly and the after party was lovely. Thanks to Carol Davis and Mike Weimar for all their hard work and for inviting us to collaborate. Thanks to our sponsors for such fantastic prizes: 66Fixed, Polar Bottle, R.E.Load, World Liquors, The Cider House, Keirin Culture, Tampa Bay Bike Co-op, Profile Fixed, Burro Bags, Northeast Cycles, Nature's Finest, Belts by Randon, Bob Croslin Photography, Ahrens Bicycles, and of course Pam, for hosting the party.

Final Results for the The Nutcracker:

Total Time / Time Trial / Brick Load*
1. David Horst, Tampa 1hr 26min - 19 min - 4 (1st place overall)
2. Pete Young, Tampa 1hr 28min - 19min - 2
3. Jake Hill, St Pete 1hr 30min - 17min - 2 (1st place time trial)
4. Taylor Norton, Tampa 1hr 31min - 18.45min - 2
5. Troy Scholl, Fish Hawk Ranch 1hr 31min - 19min - 2 (First Out-of-Town)
6. Michael Davis, St Pete 1hr 31min - 20min - 2
7. David Japenga, Oakland CA 1hr 32min - 17.15min - 2 (3rd place time trial)
8. Elizabeth Hill, St Pete 1hr 32min - 17.15min - 2 (1st Female, 2nd place time trial)
9. Dylan Felix, St Pete 1hr 37min - 20.30min - 7 (Heaviest Load!)
10. Trevor Beanes, Gainesville 1hr 39min - 19.30min - 5
11. Jerry Rodriguez, Gainesville 1hr 40min - 21.45min - 4
12. Nick Emery, Palm Harbor 1hr 40min - 20.15min - 4
13. Mondo, St Pete 1hr 40min - 18.30min - 4
14. Ryan Gallagher, Gainesville 1hr 40min - 21min - 4
15. Anthony Positano,Orlando 1hr 41min - 21min - 3
16. Ryan Hutchinson, Orlando 1hr 41min - 19.30min - 3
17. Ryan Magin, St Pete 1hr 41min - 21.45min - 4
18. Jim Vickers, Jacksonville 1hr 41min - 20.30min - 4
19. Keith Thomas, Tampa 1hr 42min - ? - ?
20. Matthew McCagg, Gainesville 1hr 42min - 21min - 2
21. Zack Fortune, Orlando 1hr 47min - 21.45min - 4
22. Ben Araya, Clearwater 1hr 56min - 23min - 2
23. Peter Matthews, Orlando 1hr 56min - 22min - 2
24. Mark Jenkins, St Pete 1hr 56min - 22min - 2

13 riders did not finish.

Nutcracker Checkpoints:

Checkpoint One: Seven Mile time trial over two bridges
Checkpoint Two: Without a messenger bag, pick up two glass ornaments and deliver them to Checkpoint 3, 8 miles away
*Checkpoint Three: Pick up messenger bag preloaded with 10 lbs. of bricks, take more for a time bonus
Checkpoint Four: Keep the bricks and get another map
Checkpoint Five: Drop the bricks and grab a map to the finish

Total approximate distance was 31 miles. Race route is here.

Final Results for Miracle on 34th St:

Most points: Ged Helm, St. Pete
First Girl: Tara
Second Girl: Dana
First Out of Towner: Mooj
Best Costume: That guy in the Elf costume
Best Letter to Santa: Dolo
Best Time: Joe V. and the other dude with him.

The official results were burned to a crisp after an unfortunate fire during the after party. (We had fun, to say the least.) Results will be updated as soon as possible. Since the award ceremony happened before the fire, all winners received their prizes.

Miracle on 34th Street Checkpoints:

1. Write a letter to Santa. Points for style and Skirts flattery.
2. Eat at least one cupcake. More points for more cupcakes.
3. Wrap a present, carry it to next checkpoint. Points for style.
4. Drink soynog. Points for style and volume.

Checkpoints could be attended in any order. Overall winner based on points rather than time.

Trick Competition Results:

Best overall: Anthony, Orlando
Best trick: Will, St. Pete
Best skid: Randon, Clearwater

Final Results of the Florida Fixed Gear Points Series:

1. Pete Young, Tampa
2. Danny Noriega, St. Pete

Thanks to Michael Davis and Taylor Norton for organizing and meticulously tracking the points for each rider in every qualified race over the last year. Final results for all riders will be available soon.

Here's a little bit of what it looked like. We tried to credit and caption all the photos, but Blogger has its panties all in a twist. These photos are from Bob Croslin, Erin Parke, Abbie Rae Harris, Pamela Tinnen, and John. They cover all of the events of the weekend, from the Skirts baking party on Friday night to the Polo Extravaganzaaaaa on Sunday. Follow the links for more photos.