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Monday, 31 May 2010

Monday, 24 May 2010

You Gotta Dance (With Who You Came To The Dance With)

A little update... I interrupted my testing of a new road frame with some exploratory course checking with Brendan on Sunday.

Round 1 (HSV) is looking good, and should be a good intro to CX for those who are new to it.
We also went and did some recon for Round 2 and this will be a blast. Lots of good terrain to work with.

We are also going to introduce a 'Inappropri-Cross' race at one of the rounds. This will be open to any form of bike that it would seem would be foolish to ride a CX course on. Examples include: step-throughs, bmxs, NJS-showroom trackbikes.

In other news I've been watching race coverage from some of the CX World Cup events from last year. If you think listening to flemish is odd, you should try doing it with bad english sub-titles. AMAZING!

How Many Mics?

I'm no fan of NikeCorp, but I don't hate Lance as much as some folks do. Especially because occasionally he does stuff like this:

Monday, 17 May 2010

Ballads of the New Revolution

While the Northwest and the Northeast make all the noise about their CX seasons chicago and the mid-west have been quietly going about their business and creating a very vibrant and strong CX scene. 

The Chicago Cup is a prime example of this and one I'd love Dirty Deeds to get half as amazing as.

2009 Chicago Cyclocross Cup from Heather Jurewicz on Vimeo.

It's a long one, but it covers everyone from the local PROs down to the weekend hacks out for a laugh...

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

It Won't Be The Same Without You. Please Go.

On some internet forum someone asked if spectators could bring cowbells. I'd like to reaffirm here that cowbells are most definitely encouraged. As are airhorns, trumpets and whoopee cusions. But no bongos. Definitely no bongos.

Why we do what we do...

"I've found very few other physical endeavors that are this demanding, and thus very few things that are this satisfying at the finish. It is satisfying when you get a good result, or even a bad one like mine, so long as it was earned and paid for with every penny of effort in my pocket. Respect is earned, honors are earned, and apparently, cross finishes are earned. Nothin wrong with that, it makes a finish worth something."
From here.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

First They're Guilty.

Looks like some folks are getting their training in early. More info here.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

If you build it, they will ride it...

Dirty Deeds Urban CX series

27 june - brunswick velodrome (harrison st)
25 july - darebin parklands
29 august - tba

MTB and 700c classes, CyclingAustralia sanctioned, cheap race licences and fees!

Hecklers welcome!