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Movie: WORS Junior SWEEPThe WORS Juniors race boasts two dedicated volunteers, who follow the racers and can offer assistance, if needed. Rick Walls, one of the volunteers for the Chippewa Valley Firecracker, wore a helmet cam during his ride with the juniors. Thanks Rick!
Movie: Firecracker Elite RaceTeam WORS' own Neil Swanson rode with the WORS GoPro HERO Cam at the Chippewa Valley Firecracker, race #5 is the 2009 WORS Belgioioso Elite Series. Neil had a great race, finishing 14th overall out of 60+ Pro and Cat 1 men. The video is uncut - the first 20 minutes of Neil's first lap, including the prologue lead-out. Thanks for the great footage, Neil!
Sunburst FinalistsPhotos will be added until the winners are announced. Links to additional photo galleries below in comments. Please feel free to add a link to your photos! Flickr users, don't forget to add your photos to the WORS and WORS WOMEN photo pool. [nggallery id=6]
Movie: Firecracker Comp RaceRick Walls, racing for team Twin Six, rode with the WORS GoPro HERO Cam during race #5 of the 2009 CLIF Bar COMP Series, WORS Chippewa Valley Firecracker. Rick's entire first lap was recorded, then edited down to just 7 minutes including the rock drop, creek crossing and the new Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde section. Thanks Rick!
Sunburst Team WORS GalleryThe hardest working crew in WORS business! [nggallery id=7]
WORS GoPro HERO Cam movies: Firecracker Elite and CompCamera maker GoPro has gifted Team WORS two of their GoPro HERO Wide-angle lens cameras. Footage from the cameras is online at the Team WORS vimeo.

Team WORS' own Neil Swanson wore one of the cameras during the Belgioioso Elite series race, where he finished 14th overall in a field of 60+ Pro and Cat 1 men. The first 20 minutes of Neil's starting lap are posted in the entirety. Thanks Neil!

WORS GoPro HERO Cam: Neil S Elite Firecracker - partial 1st lap from Team WORS on Vimeo.

Rick Walls, riding for team Twin Six, wore the other camera during the CLIF Bar COMP series race, and finished 16th out of 80+ Cat 2 COMP men. His first lap has been edited down to 7 minutes, including the rock drop, creek crossing, and the new Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde section. Thanks Rick!

WORS GoPro HERO Cam: Rick W Comp Firecracker Lap #1 from Team WORS on Vimeo.

More about the cameras:

GoPro is the world?s leading manu-facturer of wearable and vehicle mountable digital cameras for sports. Its products include the patented HERO line of shock-proof / waterproof wearable cameras and gear-attachment devices. GoPro just released the new 170 degree wide-angle lens Helmet HERO Wide camera, which dramatically shows more viewing area and more excitement than any other helmet camera. The Helmet HERO Wide is bundled with mounting accessories and retails for $189.99.

Team WORS was delighted to receive two of the new HERO Wide cameras and a selection of helmet, stem, handlebar and chest attachment options for the 2009 racing series. We?ve been asking riders of all ages and classes to wear the cameras at Subaru Cup, the Chippewa Valley Firecracker, and the Sunburst Showdown - and the cameras have captured some great video. You can watch the movies at the Team WORS Vimeo account: http://vimeo.com/WORS

If you?re interested in trying the camera out during your race, email us at teamWORS at gmail dot com. We need riders of all ages and abilities! Feel free to come by and take a look at the cameras after any Learn to Race Clinic, held the Saturday before each race.

- Claire, TeamWORS.
Race Report: Sunburst Showdown 2009Page_1
  • For complete results, check WORS.org.
  • Sunburst Photo Contest finalists.
  • Sunburst Photo Contest Categories Announced

    Please review the recently updated WORS Photo Contest rules, and submit photos to TeamWORS at gmail dot com.

    NEW: TeamWORS is now accepting short (< 60 seconds) digital video clips as well as photos. The raw file (.mov, .avi, .mpg, etc) must be submitted directly via email.

    Categories ($10 WORS Bucks for Best Photo in each category)
    1. Best Venue Photo. For tips on this category, see this page. A particular challenge of the Firecracker venue is the lack of an obvious vantage point above the action.
    2. Best Photo of Racer(s) and Sponsor Banners. For tips on this category, see the Team WORS website. Team WORS plans to install banners within walking distance of the start. Directions to these banners will be available at the Registration Tent after 4:00 on Saturday.
    3. Best Candid Moment. This could be a photograph or short video of a racer, from the kids race, the podium, or spectators.
    4. Best Photo or Video of Climbing. Just like Le Tour, WORS has headed for the mountains: the course at Sunburst boasts some climbing.
    5. Best Photo or Video of Racers in singletrack. The singletrack at Sunburst is tight, so be sure to choose a good spot and keep the trail clear.
    $25 WORS Bucks for the Overall Best Photo. This can be an image submitted to any of the Categories below, or may not apply to any of the specific categories for this race ? just a great image!
    Team WORS Gallery: Chippewa Valley FirecrackerThe hardest working crew in WORS business! [nggallery id=5]
    Race Report: Chippewa Valley FirecrackerPage_1
  • For complete results, check WORS.org.
  • Team WORS Firecracker Photo contest Finalists.
  • Firecracker FinalistsPhotos will be added until the winners are announced. Links to additional photo galleries below in comments. Photographers: Rider safety comes first. Anyone on the track, or who interferes with a racer, will not be considered in this or any future photo contest. "Treat each other kind!" [nggallery id=4]
    Firecracker Photo Contest Categories

    Please review the recently updated WORS Photo Contest rules, and submit photos to TeamWORS at gmail dot com.

    NEW for the Firecracker, TeamWORS is now accepting short (< 60 seconds) digital video clips as well as photos. The raw file (.mov, .avi, .mpg, etc) must be submitted directly via email.

    Categories ($10 WORS Bucks for Best Photo in each category)
    1. Best Venue Photo. For tips on this category, see this page. A particular challenge of the Firecracker venue is the lack of an obvious vantage point above the action.
    2. Best Photo of Racer(s) and Sponsor Banners. For tips on this category, see the Team WORS website. Team WORS plans to install banners within walking distance of the start. Directions to these banners will be available at the Registration Tent after 4:00 on Saturday.
    3. Best Candid Moment. This could be a photograph or short video of a racer, from the kids race, the podium, or spectators.
    4. Best Photo or Video of the Start. The start at the Firecracker has a great, spectator friendly lead out.
    5. Best Photo or Video of Racers in a technical section. The fast, fun trails at Eau Claire feature several unique technical sections, including the rocky descent near the start, the sandy switchback hill and some great singletrack. As always, bonus points to those who snap a great photo of Citizen or Sport riders.
    $25 WORS Bucks for the Overall Best Photo. This can be an image submitted to any of the Categories below, or may not apply to any of the specific categories for this race ? just a great image!

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