Monday, December 15, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
They're promising two courses for the two separate races and a Saturday night party. The course should be brutal. After all, Tally ain't flat!
Stay tuned for more!
Monday, November 03, 2008
weather is warm, but alas, that we never- ever be the case again.
These mangled hands took me to a 3rd place finish on Saturday at Uncle
Steve's and an 8th place finish on Sunday at the Gun Club. If only I'd
been able to grab the bars. Who knew?
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Mostly gravel roads with some 'cross-style goodies thrown in to keep things interesting, the race will start and finish at Mulberry Gap in Ellijay, GA. The CX course will be completely on Mulberry Gap's 15 acre property with the gravel road section taking you out onto the National Forest roads.
WHAT IS THE COURSE LIKE?
Hard. There will be climbing, descending, a couple run-ups, and "natural barriers". Do not underestimate the difficulty of this event. The weather, if nasty, can add another element of difficulty. The course will be around 50-ish miles with the largest percentage of it on gravel roads.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY RACE ENTRY?
T-shirt, a killer race, free beer, hot showers, and a post-race HOMEMADE ALL YOU CAN EAT CHILI meal (vegetarians will be accommodated).HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Entry fees are $60 per person.
WHAT ARE THE CATEGORIES?
Open Women, Open Men, Singlespeed, Fixed Gear
WHAT DO I WIN?
First place in each category will win equal cash monies and prizes. 2nd and 3rd place will win prizes.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
There is a limit of 50 racers for the 2009 event. Don't delay, register here.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
- Nov. 22, 23: Tallahassee
- Dec. 6: Orlando
- Dec. 7: Clermont
- Dec. 14: Dade City
- Jan. 4: Miami (Oleta Park)
- Jan. 10: Lakeland
- Jan. 17: West Palm (Dyer Park)
- Jan. 18: Hobe Sound (Jonathan Dickinson Park) Florida Cyclocross State Championship Event
Monday, October 27, 2008
I've received word from Dade City race promoter Dan Millstead that The Belgian Pearl should be on hand with their authentic Belgian-style waffles. The one above is what I sampled at the Bicycle Bash and all I can say is "Wow!" You guys are really going to love these.
Dan says the course looks great and will even roll through one of the barns on the ranch!
All photos courtesy of Dominik Fuhrmann & Hank Campbell
I will be doing much suffering at the mercy of this beast come November 7.
- Last of the LeMond Poprads
- Orbea carbon fork
- Deda bar/stem
- Salsa Shaft post
- 2x9 105 drivetrain
- 46/36 front rings on SRAM Rival crank
- Avid Shorty's
- Race: Super secret bling wheels (coming soon) with Vittoria XG tubular front and XN tubular (new 290 tpi) rear.
- Training/Backup: Ksyrium Elites with Michelin Mud 2 front and Maxxis Larsen rear. (Clincher)
- Mud: Same Kysriums with green Michelin Mud's front and rear. Oh yeah!
- Singletrack/Monstercross: Deore front hub to Mavic rim with 29x1.9 IRC tire, 105 rear hub to Mavic rim with old Bontrager wire bead cross tire.
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
- Nov 9: Clermont
- Nov 22, Nov 23: Tallahassee
- Dec 7: Orlando
- Dec 14: Dade City
- Jan 4: Miami (Oleta Park)
- Jan 10: Lakeland
- Jan 17: West Palm (Dyer Park)
- Jan 18: Hobe Sound (Jonathan Dickinson Park) Florida Cyclocross State Championship Event
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Photo from Match l'Intran, 24 Feb 1931
Valentin Tondeur, who was to win the championship of Paris thanks to Cornez rolling a tubie, takes a runup in the bois de Biscorne.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
The good folks at Cyclocross Magazine got in touch with me today to announce Issue 2 is ready. If you saw Issue 1 being passed around at the races you know this is one of the coolest publications out there. Time is running out for your chance to get your hands on that first issue, but for now you can get a 4 issue (one year, quarterly) subscription and the first issue for $21. My order is on its way!
Check 'em out online too: cxmagazine.com.
Monday, February 11, 2008
20.09.2008 Nittany Lion ‘Cross Fogelsville, PA
20.09.2008 Kinetic Systems - Tailwind Cyclo-cross 1 Springfield Township,Michigan
20.09.2008 Star-crossed Redmond
21.09.2008 Kinetic Systems - Tailwind Cyclo-cross 2 Springfield Township,Michigan
21.09.2008 Rad Racing GP Lakewood
24.09.2008 Cross Vegas Las Vegas, Nevada
27.09.2008 Mad ‘Cross 1 Sun Prairie, WI
27.09.2008 Schoolhouse ‘Cross Montpelier, VT
28.09.2008 Mad ‘Cross II Sun Prairie, WI
28.09.2008 Catamount Grand Prix Williston, Vermont
04.10.2008 Providence Cyclo-Cross Festival/World Cup Providence, RI
05.10.2008 Providence Cyclo-Cross Festival/World Cup Providence, RI
08.10.2008 Darkhorse UCI Burlington, KY
11.10.2008 Java Johnny’s - LionHearts’ Cross Middletown, Ohio
12.10.2008 Bio Wheels / United Dairy Farmers Cyclo-cross Cincinnati, Ohio
11.10.2008 Gran Prix of Gloucester 1 Gloucester, MA
12.10.2008 Gran Prix of Gloucester 2 Gloucester, MA
18.10.2008 Granogue Cross Wilmington
19.10.2008 Wissahickon Cross Philadelphia
25.10.2008 USGP of Cyclocross - Louisville Louisville, KY
26.10.2008 USGP of Cyclocross - Louisville Louisville, KY
01.11.2008 Boulder Cup Colorado
02.11.2008 Boulder Cup Boulder, Colorado
01.11.2008 The Cycle-Smart International 1 Northampton, MA
02.11.2008 The Cycle-Smart International 2 Northampton, MA
08.11.2008 Beacon Cycling & Fitness Cyclo-cross Beacon, New Jersey
09.11.2008 Highland Park Cyclo-Cross Highland Park, NJ
08.11.2008 Eco-Cross Los Angeles, CA
09.11.2008 Dam ‘Cross Los
15.11.2008 USGP of Cyclocross - Mercer Park West Windsor, New Jersey
16.11.2008 USGP of Cyclocross - Mercer Park West Windsor, New Jersey
22.11.2008 Whitmore’s Landscaping Super Cross Cup 1 Southampton
23.11.2008 Whitmore’s Landscaping Super Cross Cup 2 Southampton
22.11.2008 North Carolina Grand Prix 1 Hendersonville
23.11.2008 North Carolina Grand Prix 2 Hendersonville
29.11.2008 Baystate Cyclocross Sterling Massachusetts
29.11.2008 The Jingle Cross Rock 1 Iowa City
30.11.2008 The Jingle Cross Rock 2 Iowa City
06.12.2008 Continental Championships Boulder, Colorado
06.12.2008 USGP of Cyclocross - Portland Portland, Oregon
07.12.2008 USGP of Cyclocross - Portland Portland, Oregon
06.12.2008 Lower Allen Classic Camp Hill, PA
06.12.2008 NBX Grand Prix Warwick, Rhode Island
07.12.2008 Capital Cross Classic Reston, Virginia
07.12.2008 NBX Grand Prix Warwick, Rhode Island
13.12.2008 US Cyclo-Cross Nationals Kansas City, KS
14.12.2008 US Cyclo-Cross Nationals Kansas City, KS
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
In Flanders they don't stop after the World Championships. For the second year the Nekkerhal in Mechelen, Belgium has hosted the event. Nys won in 2007 and newly crowned World Champion Lars Boom won this year.
Check out this sick photo gallery.
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Please take a look at note any other things that look out of whack. Thanks.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
I got an email last night from a concerned racer who disagreed with the notion that the timing chips were the best method of scoring at the races. He was concerned with the fact that, if attached to the bike, a bike swap would eliminate you from the scoring.
I, in fact, had to make a bike swap at the state championship race and didn't for one instant think about my chip. Thankfully I had taken to tucking it in the leg of my shorts, mostly so I wouldn't forget it and take it home by accident. I know other racers who had attached them to their helmets or dropped them in a jersey pocket were not scored correctly because they were too high off the ground. Many found that attaching them to a shoe gave the best results.
While the data is very accurate when done correctly, it should not be considered infallible. A hand count of racers' laps should always accompany the timing system. I haven't heard of any major issues this season, but with the sport growing quickly, the number of participants is only going to grow.
What are your thoughts on the timing chips?
Monday, January 28, 2008
Christian sent a link to a Flickr gallery: Click here for TONS of pics.
Erik has a cool gallery too: Clicky.
Got any more photos you'd like to share? Now that the season is over, we'll have lots of time to stare wishfully at them until we get a chance to race again! Email me!!
Just because the season is over doesn't mean the blog is. Check back soon for results, off-season training tips, bike p*o*r*n and tons of other cool features.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Brandon Dwight of VeloNews and his buddy Greg Keller have been living the dream this winter. They packed up and headed across the pond to Belgium to race in Master's World Championships. Sounds like they had an awesome time and had some successful racing too! Check it out at Mud and Cowbells.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Nothin' keeps the 'cross love burning deep inside us during the off season like gawking at sexy cyclocross steeds online. Dugast tubulars. Gutted SRAM levers. Deep section carbon wheels. You know, the good stuff.
I know many of you have cool, unusual, special, lightweight or one-off bikes you've been pimping at the races this year. Or maybe your buddy has one you've been drooling over. Either way, email some pics and specs and we'll show it off for everyone to see.
The course IS AT A NEW LOCATION this year. If you need the 411, you know where to find it. Or, download the race flyer [.pdf].
But this is the good stuff: Check out the beeeeee-utiful course map online here. This course has got it all. Long straights. Twisty wooded sections. Steep hills. Off-camber madness. I can't wait!
Rumor is a certain local cyclocross fanatic will be back in town to show us what he's learned in North Carolina.....
Stay tuned for more.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
We're stilling missing the results from the first Sarasota race. If anyone out there knows where to find them, please contact me or Erik. Thanks!
Link to standings: http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pAiSAhnEK3gjER02HPFssSw
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
What's the course like? I have no idea, so expect the unexpected. Any readers out there on the East Coast want to clue us in or will you keep some home-field advantage?
Registration starts at 8:30 and the racin' starts at 10.
For all the 411, click here.
Download the race flyer here [pdf].