Wednesday, November 23, 2011

We lost a member of our cycling family...

As you all may have heard, we lost a member of our cycling family, Luis Varela, who passed away on Tuesday, November 22nd. We at SWE have been silent on this matter as we have sought to respect the family’s privacy. We have had the family’s privacy interests in mind throughout this whole ordeal and wanted to meet with them before making a statement. We can assure you all Luis left this world doing what he loved, alongside us all. As fathers ourselves, we hope our sons grow up to be half the man Luis’ son, John is. John will be with us next year, for his first time, to carry on his father’s legacy in the race. We are absolutely honored to hear that.

All of our hearts go out to this beautiful family. They have asked us all to see if we can find any photos and/or videos to share that may contain Luis in the race or elsewhere. Luis was also at the 2011 Triple Crown back in October. Someone may have pictures or videos of that too. If you come across anything please don’t hesitate to post that information on our Facebook Page. Luis will forever be a part of this race in the future.

The family has asked Jose Hernandez to be the point of contact for any further questions. He is a member of the Something Wicked Events Facebook Group.
We love you all.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Something Wicked 2011

Well, we are through another cycle of the race and we are amped from all the positive feedback! We are always trying to outdo ourselves from last year and will continue to attempt to. We have fine tuned some things that work and added some new features this year. We hope you all had as much fun as we did!

We would like to thank all who helped out; our wives and girlfriends, the volunteers and the companies who supplied us with products.

A special shout out to Trail Patrol, who performed flawlessly all day. They were put through their paces yesterday as most of you know. We had a serious injury early in the day. All of us have that racer in our thoughts and prayers. Trail Patrol has an outstanding relationship with us at SWE and we look forward to many years of working together.

Nikita of Just Finish Timing also, once again did an incredible job. There were so few errors to correct we were able to get the awards ceremony going very quickly. Thank you to Nikita and his lovely assistant!

The post race chili was a hit once again and can be expected to be there again next year!

Huge thanks to James Huddleston for the burn barrel. I know everyome appreciated his handiwork as well as the warmth of the fire.

We are pleased to report that park is in a better, cleaner state than it was found in. ALL trash and course markings are gone, including all visible nonrace trash. Thanks to all racers for keeping the trail virtually litter free.

Thank you to Corey and the rest of Davidson Electronics for loaning us the PA system!

Thanks to our friend Rich Squillace (SS Rich) for his hard work in keeping CP the gem that it is.

Thank you to Scott Rath for representing Cadre in the race and hammering it out ALL DAY. We love you brother and you are a perfect fit in this family. We now have a dog in the fight. PGLC.

We would like to wish Jim Sivec good luck on his relocation to the south. He is a strong competitor that we've raced against all over the east coast and we will miss him dearly. A true gentleman. Congratulations on your 1st place W with Rob in the Male Duo class!


It is 5:59:45 as Rob DeDora emerges from the woods to close out lap #7. He has 15 seconds to cross the field and go over the timing mat, some 600-700 feet away, to begin his final lap. We are SCREAMING at him to fight the crazy cross wind and turn it on. Every spectator has their eyes on Rob and are cheering him on. The guy crosses the mat at exactly 6:00:00 and begins an eighth lap. It was worth standing there all day just to witness those 15 seconds. UNBELIEVABLE effort Rob! You have had a great season in 2011 with your upgrade to Cat1 in the XC races. Proud to have you on the home team!

Lastly, we thank all of the racers for joining us. We Cadre racers spend a lot of time training and racing ourselves all year and it's a nice change to view this from the other side. We are proud to know you all! To all the endurance first timers; welcome to the family and the addiction! Many, many racers outdid themselves yesterday and we have the pictures to prove it!

That's all for now Wicked folks. Keep you noses to the grindstone and keep training, we love you all. Be careful out there and watch your backs next Fall when Something Wicked this way comes.


Monday, November 14, 2011

Play time is over...

We are mere days from SWE 6 Hours of Cathedral Pines 2011. The Shoog-a-cutioner has the cowbells polished and at the ready. All systems are in place to show you all a good time and to try and outdo ourselves. There will be plenty of room for every racer as well as teams to set up a pit at their vehicles. There is space for everyone to have an EZ Up tent. This year we will have vegan AND beef chili for you all post race. Stick around after with a bowl and keep warm by the custom made WiCkEd BuRn BaRrEl. We will have a raging inferno going in there for soul cleansing purposes....assuming you survive what awaits you. Bring some extra cash along as we will have the usual Wicked Wares available to the lucky, cool cats who purchase. (alternate tees, alternate pink tees for Wicked Women, hoodies, etc.) All merch will go on sale during registration before the race and if last year is any comparison, it will all be gone pre-race as well. Get 'em while they are hot! Enter the after life looking FLY!

We chose to combine the Pro categories into Pro Open Men and Pro Open Women. With that change comes a cash payout 3 deep for the Pro men and women (1st-$300, 2nd-$150, 3rd-$50).

With the aforementioned niceties out of the way, we will leave you to ponder the choice you have made to partake in this event. Have you left things undone on this side? Can you depart knowing you have lead a just life? What sort of legacy are you leaving behind? As we begin to turn the screws on you, remember this was all self induced. As you cry out in pain, you can only move forward. Get your houses in order.

Play time is over.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


THIS JUST IN...........

It's looking like we are going to combine the Pro categories into Pro Open Men and Pro Open Women.

Along with this change comes medals and a CASH PAY OUT to Pro 1st, 2nd and 3rd!

1st place: $300
2nd place: $150
3rd place: $50