Cyclocross

Kermesse Does Not Equal Cyclocross…

Comments Off 30 August 2011

… but it does equal awesome. Kruger’s Farm is a hoe-down worthy wonderland complete with corn on the cob, big sodium rockets and a whole passel of fresh farm produce waiting to jump in your basket. It’s the type of place where you can snuggle up under some impossibly idyllic tree and get down with [...]

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Lifting Heroes Up: Send Local Cross Hero to Worlds!

Comments Off 17 January 2011

Here’s what happened. Sue Butler made the fucking US team for Cyclocross worlds. What does this mean? It means that a sweet and fast lady who lives just down the street from me is going to fly across the big, round world and represent this town, this neighborhood, this cyclocross-loving little fan of hers in [...]

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CCX Elite Nationals Photos: Unicorn Speedos and Lucky Monkey Rings

2 Comments 22 December 2010

Cyclocross Nationsals Day 5 Highlights. I set myself free on the final day of Nationals, stashed all my heavy gear in a safe place and ran around with my 7D and 50mm lens only. It was refreshing. This is what I saw. My favorites include the shot of Beautiful Brubaker’s amazing muscular ass and quad [...]

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Dear Diary 013: Post-Cyclocross Depression

10 Comments 17 December 2010

[Lede photo by PDXcross] The cyclocross high is wearing off and the hangover is heavy. In January I’ll go to California and get 5 more races in, but I might as well be a junkie at a methadone clinic. I know it’s ending. It won’t be the same. It will just keep me from jumping [...]

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A National Level Throttling: Taking my Licks

24 Comments 13 December 2010

Cyclocross Nationals. Friday, December 10th, 2010. T-Minus two hours to the Womens 30-34 race. A yellow school bus pulls up to the race venue and unloads a swarm of gradeschool kids – friends of a junior racer, released from their daily obligations and unleashed on the course to make crazy cheering magic for their buddy. [...]

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Cyclocross Lessons from Golden Gate BASP: Don’t Race From the Back

7 Comments 09 December 2010

Golden Gate Park. Sunny and cold. I have been thinking about this race for two weeks. Every night before bed, playing out the starting straightaway in my head. It’s a false flat (uphill) on pavement. The course fence narrows on the left side a little bit. The first turn is to the right, from pavement [...]

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