Thursday, August 7, 2014

Taylor Kruse

I hate to have to call out Taylor, but you know what, you just have to. I'm an equal opportunity sandbagger-caller-outer. I've got to be fair to ALL of you sandbaggers (and yes, your time is coming, you know who I'm talking about.)

The first short track race of the season was last night at a new, old venue. No longer were we racing on the taint pounding, uneven hard pack of Darree fields, we were racing on a slightly better course, Big Run. The course was similar to the cross races of years past, just a little shorter, no road section and the course didn't cross the road (twice) to get the bonus grassy section.

Out of the gate, it was The Taylor, The Kruse Missile Show! Setting a blistering pace, he slowly, I mean quickly, gained time on everyone. He lapped everyone in the Single Speed field and he probably lapped most of everyone else in the race as well. I know the Single Speed category is an "Open" field, but come on, you are simply doing nobody justice.

To even put more salt in everyone's racing wounds, Taylor toed the line again for the Cat 1/2/3 mens race. This obviously was more of his race as he battled up front. He was in 2nd place for a good portion of the race until Doug Caraway turned on the afterburners and caught up to the Kruse Missile. They battled on for the remainder of the race and Doug just nipped Taylor at the finish line.

The winner? The Teenage Dream, who also almost lapped the entire field.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Sandbagger City, Athens, OH

Seems like those boys down in Southeast Ohio have been racking up the wins and podiums! This weekend at the State road race, those Athens boys went 1-2, and also put 5 in the top 10 in the Cat 4 race. Are they running an institutionalized sandbagging regime? Might be time for a few of those guys to upgrade!

Speaking of upgrading, the winner of the race, Chris, has been on my radar for quite some time. A quick check of his race history shows a lot of 1's and single digit numbers in the placing category. Don't know where he came out of, but he's certainly one of the hottest Cat 4 racers in the state, and hopefully soon to be Cat 3.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Noah's Brother!

Come on, you call yourself out on Face Space? You don't choose the terms on when you get or not get called out on this glorious blog!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

This Blog is a Public Service!

I hear and read many things that this blog is bad for the sport, the writer should disappear and die, etc. Another thing is people trying to figure out the author of the blog. I have to say I have to disappoint and say that this blog is a collective. It is a collective of everyone's voice, everyone's frustrations, everyone's blood sweat and tears.

This blog points the finger at people that fingers need to be pointed at, calling out those who need to be called out and most importantly, not sugar coating anything.

So upset you made Ohio Sandbagger? Well there are certainly plenty of people upset at you. So do the right thing and UPGRADE! Because we won't stop, we won't stop calling all of you out. Maybe even Corey Green will start reading this blog and take some notes on who he needs to auto upgrade.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Franklinton Crit!

I typically don't start the Sandbagging callouts until cross season, but sometimes you just have to do it. I had nothing to do on Sunday so I decided to head down to the Franklinton crit. When figuring out what time to head down there, I saw Mr. Aidan Seufert registered for the Cat 5 race! Wait, isn't he like a 2 or 3 in cross? Mr. Red Hook Crit? This motivated me to wake up early to make it in time for the Cat 5 race.

I rolled down to the race with plenty of time to drink a beer and see the start of the race. Every lap, I would see Mr. Seufert 2nd, 3rd, 4th wheel, but never up front doing any work. Typical sandbagger tactics. Needless to say, what I figured would happen, happened. Mr. Seufert easily took a win and did it in douchbaggery fashion by sprinting as hard as he could with no one behind him.

Here's the video.

Mr. Seufert, you really need to look up when you sprint. Otherwise you'll run into the back of someone who is much faster than you and its gonna be a bad time.

And here is the glorious podium shot!

So after the Cat 5 race, word on the street was Mr. Seufert was completely satisfied with his stealing-candy-from-a-baby sandbagged cat 5 race and didn't want to race again. Only with an investor paying his way into the 4/5 race, was he convinced to toe the line again.

The 4/5 race was much of the same, sitting in the top 2-6 positions. Note how I said 2-6, not top 6 since I didn't see him see the wind at all in the race. Witnessed some sketchy dive bombing and wheel chopping on Josh Direen, his Columbus rival, but Mr. Seufert couldn't hold him off. In fact, a new face in the race scene from Athens, took the top step of the podium.

Podium #2:

Well there you have it. The first installment of Ohio Sandbagger 2014. There will be more to come!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

It's a new season to be Sandbagging!

Well just when you thought this site was dead, we're back for another season of sandbagging call outs. Many of you disagree with the point of this blog, and rightfully so. You just don't want to be called a sandbagger, when deep down inside, you know it's true. We feel that this blog is a service to the cycling community by saying what people are afraid of saying, by calling out people who need to be called out, and making people realize the crimes to cycling they are doing.

First, I'd like to congratulate my favorite person, Joe Hall! He upgraded to a Cat 2 and has done pretty well. In fact, he's left his sandbagger shame behind and left his Columbus team for a team in Cincinnati! Next time you see him, congratulate him from moving out of the sandbagging ranks.

Now I need to backtrack a little bit into road season. Mr. Mark "The Half Italian Stallion" D'Anniballe! He has been off the bike for a few years but decided to make a comeback. But instead of doing it the right way, he's done it the sandbagging way. He is a Road Cat 3, but he has been purchasing One-Day Licenses so he can race 4/5 races. What a freaking sandbagger. In fact, he's won a few races in his Cat 3 on a One-Day sandbagging status.

Now on to the more pertinent stuff, Cyclocross! The first sandbagger I'm going to highlight has been tracked a little bit earlier into the Short Track season.

***Drum Roll Please***

Mr. Nathan Fields!

Mr. Fields double podiumed (Cat 2/3 and 1/2/3), and in fact, won both races of the Cap City Short Track Finale. Now moving on to cyclocross season, He has a win and 2x 3rd places in the 4/5 races and an 8th and 10th (and 24th) in the 3/4's. Doing two cyclocross races in one day is pretty hard, so I would bet Mr. Fields would have done better if he stuck with the correct category.

Next up is Mr. Aidan Seufert. I had trouble decided if Mr. Seufert or Mr. Fields should come one or two, but in the end since Mr. Fields sandbagged in the Short Track series, I let him have the honors.

Now Mr. Seufert pulled off a 3rd place at Summit Vision in Cat 4/5. He did not double up in that race but at Big Run, he climbed up on the 2nd step and in the following 3/4 race, came in 3rd. Now at this point any non-sandbagger would focus their efforts on getting an upgrade and only doing 3/4 races. But at Cap City #3, Mr. Seufert climbed up on the 2nd step in the 4/5 race again! Now we also read on Facebook, Mr. Seufert claiming he has four races to do this weekend! How about you just focus on the appropriate category and do two races (and our apologies if you are planning on racing single speed and 3/4).

Next up is Mr. Vincent Francis. A 5th, 3rd and 5th place puts him on the sandbagging radar and we'll keep an eye on him in the coming weeks.

Now we can't be everywhere and we need your help to help cycling! You can anonymously send us sandbagging reports to Until next time!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Bravo MABRAcross

Finally, a local association/upper management cracking down on sandbaggers