Cycling, Cyclocross, Racing

The Killing Fields: Kruger’s Crossing Race Report is Up, Complete with Dead Rat

1 Comment 26 November 2008

Photo: Kenji Sugahara Hey – is Thanksgiving tomorrow?  How the hell did that happen? Sunday’s race report went up yesterday afternoon over at Ye Olde Wend Magazine. This week is the classic 5 days of work stuffed into 3 days time but how can I not take a moment to post this picture of the [...]

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Cycling, Cyclocross, Racing

I *Told* You Dead Animals Were Lucky

6 Comments 23 November 2008

I didn’t kill it.  I swear. But it was there. Big, squishy rat.  Cyclocross roadkill.  On the course.  Just after a jaunt through a pile of rotten pumpkins (rideable). It reminded me of the sacrificial bird and I rode faster. Something about riding over dead things brings back the primal viking urge of my ancestors [...]

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Cycling, Cyclocross, Photos, Racing

SSCXWC Photo preview

4 Comments 10 November 2008

While I’m writing today, I’ll leave you with a few snaps from yesterday’s festivities. Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Also, check out more photos from Ironclad, Jason Sager,  and David A. I’m sure there are many, many, many, many, many more to come.

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Cycling, Cyclocross, Racing

Single Speed World Championships – The Pre-Party

1 Comment 08 November 2008

SSCXWC contenders descended upon a time-trial qualifying course at a secret location in Portland today.  I was there for the start, but I had to work so I could not return to the shenanigans until later in the night when the second-chance race left from Vanilla Bicycles HQ. All hands were on deck for beer, [...]

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Cycling, Cyclocross, Racing

Race Report: Barton Park Carnage

8 Comments 04 November 2008

The Barton Park race report is up over at the Wend Blog! You can read it below, too. Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.  All photos courtesy of Stiv Wilson. Blood, rocks, mud, carnage. Barton Park 2008 will go down in infamy. Cue to the quarry. Cyclocross at its best.  Sunday mayhem.  Bodily destruction.  A precarious place [...]

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Cycling, Cyclocross, Life, Racing

The Curse of Villebois

9 Comments 15 October 2008

I should have known better.We’re racing bikes through what is left of a former insane asylum.  A few rotting concrete walls and several deadly spikes of rebar growing out of the ground here and there are the only remnants of the building that was Dammasch State Hospital, but the ghosts are out in force. I [...]

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