The week of racing closed on Friday with Half Acre Beer!  "Robot costumes!":http://www.flickr.com/photos/19091172@N02/3391110505/  "Cake!":http://www.flickr.com/photos/19091172@N02/3391101379/  "Feeding robots cake!":http://www.flickr.com/photos/19091172@N02/3391115653/  "Cake handups!":http://www.flickr.com/photos/19091172@N02/3391923050/ Cold!  The smallest field of the week lined up, but hey, you guys saving it for Blackhawk meant some other folks had a chance... then Ernie showed up and they had slightly less of a chance.  Predictably, he "took the men's win,":http://www.flickr.com/photos/19091172@N02/3391934148/ and "Jannette Rho bested the women's field.":http://www.flickr.com/photos/19091172@N02/3391903996/  (Photos from "Amy!)":http://www.flickr.com/photos/19091172@N02/

Thanks again to Audrey and Erica for making this week happen, to Commander Eric Carter and the 4th District Police, to Tiffany and the Chicago Park District, and to everyone who came out to volunteer, cheer, or ride!  All results are on "USAC":https://www.usacycling.org/results/index.php?permit=2009-336 now.  Email the team at hello at halfacrecycling dot org if you have comments/questions.

~*technically we're not supposed to say this since I believe the phrase is trademarked by the NCAA, but maybe they'll let us get away with it, since we're cyclists and not ballers.  OK, some of us think we're ballers.  But we're really not.~