Thee ~OFFICIAL~ IL2RMB CYCLOCROSS (CX) Thread

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From an email i just got, thought I'd share:

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It's not going to be your normal, run of the mill CX race.

This is the Bay Area's first Monster Cross event.

As it is, we're expecting over 300 racers. We've already got 80 pre-registered.

Here's the description I've made for it:

So... about this CX race at the Cow Palace this Saturday, November 21st.

It looks like it's shaping up to be the first Bay-Area Monster Cross event ever.

"What's up with Monster Cross then?" you ask. Well, it's like a short-track CX race with a few features thrown in. Features, like you'd find on a BMX track. You might find a table-top with a really easy transition or a high-walled-banked-berm that wraps up a muddy post-pit of a u-turn in easy fashion. There may be, perhaps, a double-s-curve with both apexes off-camber... the kind where the whole thing is made of slick mud and maybe running through an indoor beer garden. The kind that's lined with snow fence and hay bales (the turns, not the beer garden!)

There may be a 50 yard long section of calf deep dirt that's been flooded to a soup like consistency.

The other half of the course may contain sections of grand-prix style turns and chicanes on smooth pavement punctuated by filling-rattling stretches of broken pavement. Why not throw in some gnarly muddy run-ups too?

Ask yourself then, if that were not exciting enough, if the barriers were to be, in places, made of dirt. The kind that if you had enough speed going you could clear the gap from one to the next. If you were to lack the confidence to try the launch, you'd still be able to dismount normally and run them. Is that something you'd be interested in?

What's that you say? You'd like to see an uphill finish? All-rightly then! Let's see what we can do. Nothing gets the crowd more excited than to see two racers or more sprinting up a short pitch to a photo finish.

** Actual course may vary.

♪♫(●̲̲̅̅̅̅=̲̲̅̅̅̅●̲̅̅)♪♫ (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 18 November 2009 23:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

RAD

itdn put butt in the display name (gbx), Thursday, 19 November 2009 01:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

shasta will u do it

itdn put butt in the display name (gbx), Thursday, 19 November 2009 01:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

can i ride a fixed gear in the sport of monster cross?

bitter about emo (Hunt3r), Thursday, 19 November 2009 02:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

i'll field this one. hunt3r: yes, you can.

itdn put butt in the display name (gbx), Thursday, 19 November 2009 02:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

monstercross bike: a 29er with a drop bar, and according to this guy a 'dinglespeed' setup. just use a derailleur already!!

BARRY ROUBAIX (haitch), Thursday, 19 November 2009 03:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

personally i think all monstercrossers should get the hell off my lawn

itdn put butt in the display name (gbx), Thursday, 19 November 2009 03:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

i was xfering data and found some back in the day shit, i think this is 12/2000

http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr222/Chass3ur/cx00sm.jpg

bitter about emo (Hunt3r), Thursday, 19 November 2009 03:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

those guns ;_;

bitter about emo (Hunt3r), Thursday, 19 November 2009 03:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

red guy is....tired?

itdn put butt in the display name (gbx), Thursday, 19 November 2009 04:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

lapped, im sure.

kidding i dunno, it was a steepish runup tho

bitter about emo (Hunt3r), Thursday, 19 November 2009 04:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

damn dude, i need to hit the vitamin cottage.

♪♫(●̲̲̅̅̅̅=̲̲̅̅̅̅●̲̅̅)♪♫ (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 19 November 2009 07:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

it is weird to see a picture of cx that is in the desert

my experience (wholly vicarious) is via chicago cx'ers and tales of misery and woe from muddy wisconsin fields in horrible weather. or from trendy blogs that feature craaaaazy pacnw ss racers wearing muck spattered ballerina outfits in the rainforest

itdn put butt in the display name (gbx), Thursday, 19 November 2009 17:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

guy in jeans looks pretty fresh

coz (webinar), Thursday, 19 November 2009 20:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

not exactly desert, but yeah. over my left shoulder and behind me in pic is red rocks amphitheater.

that venue when wet is hellish adobe mud, and on my first warmup lap i pulled out no fewer than 25 goatheads. (the joy of tufo latex-works perfect for that).

bitter about emo (Hunt3r), Thursday, 19 November 2009 20:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

my teammate is the number one ranked cat 2 in the country in CX:

http://www.jonathanadlerracing.com/blog/2009/11/23/whitmores-landscaping-super-cross-cup-weekend/

la monte jung (cutty), Friday, 27 November 2009 01:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://www.cyclingnews.com/reviews/rapha-cross-jersey

cx course forces racers to leap sharp tank

bitter about emo (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 15:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

that is the rapha cross jersey

la monte jung (cutty), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 15:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

thats a shark down there!

bitter about emo (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 15:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

THE REAL LOL IS CUTTYS STUNNA SHADEZ!!!

ddb, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 15:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

theyre great. a teammate raced in vintage 80's cazals once

bitter about emo (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 16:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

lol, i'm in the video at the end:

http://us.cnn.com/video/?/video/sports/2009/12/05/natpkg.cyclocross.cnn

la monte jung (cutty), Saturday, 5 December 2009 19:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

zch, cuttye, ddb = BROZE!

vlogger working on a thinkpiece about the gastro-truck revolution (Steve Shasta), Saturday, 5 December 2009 19:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

does zch have a stogie?

vlogger working on a thinkpiece about the gastro-truck revolution (Steve Shasta), Saturday, 5 December 2009 19:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

totally!

la monte jung (cutty), Saturday, 5 December 2009 19:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

amazing

crazy farting throwback jersey (gbx), Saturday, 5 December 2009 19:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

lolllz

caek, Saturday, 5 December 2009 19:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

YES

la monte jung (cutty), Saturday, 5 December 2009 19:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

classic

leave garbage snickers eat snickers leave garbage (jeff), Saturday, 5 December 2009 20:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

looooooooooooooooooolll

SKATAAAAAAAAAAA (cozwn), Saturday, 5 December 2009 20:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

pointed out cutty on CNN and gf says 'where's his doobie?'

SKATAAAAAAAAAAA (cozwn), Saturday, 5 December 2009 20:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

"he vaporizes"

la monte jung (cutty), Saturday, 5 December 2009 21:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

THIS PIC IS EPIC LOLZZZZ!!!!!!!!! thx STEVE!!

ddb, Monday, 7 December 2009 17:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

awez, but its the shoegaze of bike, because a couple times a lap yr so hypoxic, thats all you see

bitter about emo (Hunt3r), Monday, 7 December 2009 17:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

The requested video is not available.

too shart (am0n), Monday, 7 December 2009 18:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

thanx :)

too shart (am0n), Monday, 7 December 2009 18:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

cutty r u wearing a BARBOUR there?

(9/9/8/9) (cozwn), Monday, 14 December 2009 13:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

no, nicholas k

robster craws (cutty), Monday, 14 December 2009 15:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

CX seems like it would be a perfect fit for the winter games. what gives?

eau de humanity (haitch), Wednesday, 17 February 2010 01:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

too much mud, not enough snow??

eau de humanity (haitch), Wednesday, 17 February 2010 01:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

might have to do with its intl sanctioning body being bundled somehow into summer games. i think they control which bike events are in the olys at all. this year they voted to shitcan the indiv track pursuit event i think, one of the more popular track races

i faked my own depth on ilx (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 17 February 2010 01:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

that makes sense. bit of a shame tho!

i saw something that suggested the UCI put the omnium in because the track cycling program would be done inside three days if they'd stuck with the pursuit. idiots!

eau de humanity (haitch), Wednesday, 17 February 2010 01:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

lol i think we have the current omnium world champion, i should shut up

eau de humanity (haitch), Wednesday, 17 February 2010 02:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

The omnium is very olympics though.

I'd like to see an even more modern pentathlon: CX, downhill, Road TT, Road Race, Madison.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Wednesday, 17 February 2010 15:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

still pissed at the removal opf Madison from the olympics, I was going to get tickets for that.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Wednesday, 17 February 2010 15:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

dudes, has anyone got the link to that vid from a couple of months back with some dude shredding some singletrack through a forest on a CX bike? (it's not that lance ad for nike either, this was different)

found it! http://vimeo.com/11695455

Tyler the Accuser (haitch), Tuesday, 24 May 2011 02:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

lay-by paid orf

just in time 4 cx debut this friday!!

hilarious meme-related pun (haitch), Tuesday, 31 May 2011 04:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewbellphotos/5848503062/in/set-72157626995961706

^^ur correspondent, suffering off the back

yes i am wearing aviators

the absolute würst (haitch), Sunday, 19 June 2011 13:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

nice!

it's a meme i made and i like (Steve Shasta), Sunday, 19 June 2011 22:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

on reflection, that's a bit of a jan ullrich 'chewing a wasp' face

that, and my lack of acceleration in the hills, are my key similarities to the jan

the absolute würst (haitch), Monday, 20 June 2011 02:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

i did badly but had a classic time, obv. friend of a friend used a self-made bamboo bike!

was in B grade; i stayed and watched A grade go round after us. amazing scenes at that mudpit, with massive crowd and some bro palying bloooooodclaat jungle techno on this crazy solar powered sound system rigged into a cargo bike.

the absolute würst (haitch), Monday, 20 June 2011 02:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

excellent!

if u had no waterbottle/cage u would be way faster, but a heavier rig is great for training i hear

only pick one (meme) (Hunt3r), Monday, 20 June 2011 02:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

lolll

i reckon i will nix them for next time, it did kinda get in the way w/ shouldering

the absolute würst (haitch), Monday, 20 June 2011 03:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

ROUND THREE

field of 60 riders in B-grade were already jostling for places at the start line, so i played it safe and started at the back (also: i hadn't done any practice laps beforehand due to ridic long line at rego desk). this meant that i was: a) positioned behind guy in lolzy outfit of g-string and ladies' stockings; b) had to wait for everyone in front to funnel into the gross mudpit that took up most of the first straight and the left-hand 'sweeper'. once outside the velodrome area i shed mud and started picking off the stragglers. end of lap 1, feeling good! continued apace, but during lap 3 i went BOOM and it basically turned into a grovel-fest. haaaaaard work. still quite pleased that i've not been last in any race, but will prob take more serious approach to training next year by actually doing some.

crip sausage (haitch), Monday, 22 August 2011 06:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://youtu.be/Kc03z7rh2Zk

lil course vid from A grade for yall

'australian lack of style' (haitch), Wednesday, 24 August 2011 17:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

that's... bizarre on a few counts. like, a really small barrier. then a right side dismount-- ur doing it wrong. then woooooooooooow!

tebow package scenario (Hunt3r), Sunday, 18 September 2011 22:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

my coworkers and i now have a new "JOOOEEEEEEYYYYYY!" catchphrase.

tebow package scenario (Hunt3r), Monday, 19 September 2011 18:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

what is girl seeing that leads her to say "joey is ok," cause he looks very not ok.

tebow package scenario (Hunt3r), Monday, 19 September 2011 18:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

well that was quick

http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lrsrk1UAeA1qzsrjlo1_500.png

forced to change display name (gbx), Tuesday, 20 September 2011 01:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

i basically can't get enough of this, i've watched 20 times and it's still hilar

tebow package scenario (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 20 September 2011 02:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

apparently he's ok, just a back spasm. i mean, i should know, i took the photos
http://bikehugger.com/post/view/joey-mullans-rag-doll-at-starcrossed

jaxon, Tuesday, 20 September 2011 05:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://youtu.be/W_snm2boh2U

^^ alt angle w/ slo-mo

refugee avocado (haitch), Tuesday, 20 September 2011 08:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

gbx where is the shirt available from??

refugee avocado (haitch), Tuesday, 20 September 2011 10:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

It looks like Joey had about as "good" a fall as could be expected. What a Joey, though.

Mark C, Tuesday, 20 September 2011 10:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

haitch, i don't know! just c&p'd from another bikey board

forced to change display name (gbx), Tuesday, 20 September 2011 12:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

Joey is OK!!!

forced to change display name (gbx), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

in 2011 racing cross dressed as evel knievel doesn't seem remotely cool to me.

yeah, niche-y, that's what i meant (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 18:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

so apparently SHHHHH sram is releasing road shifter/brake levers that are hydraulic disc compatible

that is dope imo

(♯`∧´) (gbx), Friday, 23 September 2011 15:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

without a transfer box at the headset? sweet

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Friday, 23 September 2011 15:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

transfer....box?

(♯`∧´) (gbx), Friday, 23 September 2011 16:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

that will be awesome. the clunky boxes are pretty atrocious.

yeah, niche-y, that's what i meant (Hunt3r), Friday, 23 September 2011 16:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

still don't know what u r on about

(♯`∧´) (gbx), Friday, 23 September 2011 16:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

one current solution to using hydraulics w/ road levers is to run standard shift cable to a transfer box which contains a converter and fluid reservoir

http://road.cc/content/news/32381-taipei-sneak-peek-trp-parabox-hydraulic-junction

yeah, niche-y, that's what i meant (Hunt3r), Saturday, 24 September 2011 13:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

that's... bizarre on a few counts. like, a really small barrier. then a right side dismount-- ur doing it wrong. then woooooooooooow!

― tebow package scenario (Hunt3r), Sunday, 18 September 2011 17:01 (6 days ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Have been reading "Slaying the Badger" and it mentions that Bernard Hinault's coach at La Vie Claire told him to go an learn right side dismounts for CX as a winter training exercise. He then used both side dismounts through the rest of his cross career.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Saturday, 24 September 2011 15:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://i.imgur.com/gmzfl.jpg

CX in SF is kinda hilarious as Indian Summer temps soar to about 90F, warmer weather than any road race all year.

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Monday, 24 October 2011 16:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

Pretty amazing GoPro sponsored aerial helicam footage of the above race:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZs0mTiUBlM

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 26 October 2011 05:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

ahahahahahaha

i love pinfold cricket (gbx), Thursday, 27 October 2011 15:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

zk smokin a stogie... classic.

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 27 October 2011 15:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

pov cockpit cam of that triple flyover that gbx posted a few posts up^^^

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=339MM3MWyUw

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 2 November 2011 02:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

http://i.imgur.com/kKD5t.jpg?7736

i love pinfold cricket (gbx), Friday, 3 February 2012 23:00 (six years ago) Permalink

not exactly sure what's going on in that pic

it still rulez

the Landshark Forum (haitch), Monday, 6 February 2012 03:31 (six years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

I'm in love

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Wednesday, 19 September 2012 15:00 (six years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

No idea if paste will work here but worth seeing.

http://m.youtube.com/?reload=7&rdm=mfca6b534#/watch?v=pgbeLZ4_4mU

goodbye normative genes (Hunt3r), Sunday, 23 December 2012 15:01 (five years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...
two weeks pass...

VOS absolutely crushing the worlds, they should let her race the men this afternoon.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Saturday, 2 February 2013 16:20 (five years ago) Permalink

So I never made it to the worlds, but watching from home has been great.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Saturday, 2 February 2013 20:45 (five years ago) Permalink


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