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 (eleven years ago) link

RAD

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

shasta will u do it

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

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

bitter about emo (Hunt3r), Thursday, 19 November 2009 02:19 (eleven years ago) link

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

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

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

those guns ;_;

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

red guy is....tired?

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

lapped, im sure.

kidding i dunno, it was a steepish runup tho

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

damn dude, i need to hit the vitamin cottage.

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

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 (eleven years ago) link

guy in jeans looks pretty fresh

coz (webinar), Thursday, 19 November 2009 20:41 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

LOLZ:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2516/4150113264_2de865a237_o.jpg

la monte jung (cutty), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 14:45 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

that is the rapha cross jersey

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

thats a shark down there!

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

THE REAL LOL IS CUTTYS STUNNA SHADEZ!!!

ddb, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 15:49 (eleven years ago) link

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

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

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 (eleven years ago) link

zch, cuttye, ddb = BROZE!

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

does zch have a stogie?

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

totally!

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

RAD!

vlogger working on a thinkpiece about the gastro-truck revolution (Steve Shasta), Saturday, 5 December 2009 19:20 (eleven years ago) link

amazing

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

lolllz

caek, Saturday, 5 December 2009 19:35 (eleven years ago) link

YES

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

classic

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

looooooooooooooooooolll

SKATAAAAAAAAAAA (cozwn), Saturday, 5 December 2009 20:22 (eleven years ago) link

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

SKATAAAAAAAAAAA (cozwn), Saturday, 5 December 2009 20:22 (eleven years ago) link

"he vaporizes"

la monte jung (cutty), Saturday, 5 December 2009 21:21 (eleven years ago) link

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

ddb, Monday, 7 December 2009 17:18 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

The requested video is not available.

too shart (am0n), Monday, 7 December 2009 18:01 (eleven years ago) link

thanx :)

too shart (am0n), Monday, 7 December 2009 18:16 (eleven years ago) link

cutty r u wearing a BARBOUR there?

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

no, nicholas k

robster craws (cutty), Monday, 14 December 2009 15:11 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

too much mud, not enough snow??

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

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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

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

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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

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

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

http://youtu.be/W_snm2boh2U

^^ alt angle w/ slo-mo

refugee avocado (haitch), Tuesday, 20 September 2011 08:45 (nine years ago) link

gbx where is the shirt available from??

refugee avocado (haitch), Tuesday, 20 September 2011 10:03 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

Joey is OK!!!

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

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

without a transfer box at the headset? sweet

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

transfer....box?

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

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 (nine years ago) link

still don't know what u r on about

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

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

ahahahahahaha

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

zk smokin a stogie... classic.

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

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 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

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

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

not exactly sure what's going on in that pic

it still rulez

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

seven months pass...

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m33w1zuDzn1qkvy8lo1_500.jpg

catbus otm (gbx), Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:59 (eight years ago) link

I'm in love

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

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 (eight years ago) link

three weeks pass...

us mens live stream in 15 min

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/usa-cyclings-cyclo-cross-championships-live-streaming-on-sunday

stumped? i am! (Hunt3r), Sunday, 13 January 2013 20:00 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

six years pass...

So many thinks while whistling past this graveyard.

Just watching Koksijde (or however it’s spelt). Watching MVDP is a thing of supreme beauty. I hoped Iserbyt would make a go of it after Tabor. He is great, and seeing the almost literal David and Goliath thing is cool.

Now, the bad is that it’s boring enough that by far of my viewing focus and enthusiasm is women’s, and that’s been great to watch. del Carmen is such a great speed/power/handling combo.

Anyone out there?

and i approve this message (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 27 November 2019 03:53 (one year ago) link

i haven't really been watching, but i'm going to nats with a buddy in a couple weeks. he's totally turned into a portland cyclocross dad

gbx, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 03:55 (one year ago) link

have a great time. i've lost track of you gbx, i should search ilxor to see yr adventures. if you get back up here and wanna give ski instruction, lemme know, i always take lessons.

i'm now on lap 7/8 of koksijde, and what MVDP does is so next level. the power is insane, but the fluidity AND precision AND power are equally amazing. he's taking 10-15 seconds per lap off people. Even when he momentarily goes off-line due to his aggression, it's just not a thing. the other super-elites are tri-podding along the same sections he RIPS, and they're still in the top 5. VDP is won't likely need to tripod today.

and i approve this message (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 27 November 2019 04:19 (one year ago) link

i haven't been adventuring much! honestly been pretty sedentary lately d/t work. that'll be changing soon, though, as i've taken a new job much closer to home. got some time off coming up and am gonna be up in silverton for the first time ever in january B)

MVDP is just insane

gbx, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 04:38 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

went 2 cx nats this weekend, that were fun

gbx, Monday, 16 December 2019 16:07 (one year ago) link

good frites?

and i approve this message (Hunt3r), Monday, 16 December 2019 19:20 (one year ago) link

i opted for some cheese curds at the brewery afterwards

my first time actually going to a real cx race, what a frikkin hoot. even just as a spectator i can see why my buddy, who's now an official portland cyclocross dad, has gone so bonkers for racing. makes me want to check out the nm scene next year

gbx, Monday, 16 December 2019 21:26 (one year ago) link

What flipped me out seeing website and name of the 2019 town name was that the 97 or 98 Nats, wayyyy before cx was quite a thing, was sites in my neighboring town, Lakewood, CO. My teammates who’d only upgraded to elite that year were able to race the big time nats event, riding over with their spare wheels on their shoulders. I mean, they got lapped and out, as I recall, bit still. Slow me was just cheering and handing up h2o. *feels antique*

and i approve this message (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 17 December 2019 00:42 (one year ago) link

anyhow, sounds really fun.

get to see hecht race? seeing him race as a ~16 y/o against the local pro/elite cat in cx in ~2014 was amazing. usually, when i see those guys my reaction is "wow, they're so small/slight in the real," size-wise.

but even as a kid, hecht was the opposite- i was like, "HOW IS HE SO DAMN GINORMOUS?" he looked like a free safety. pure power. glad to see him do well.

and i approve this message (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 17 December 2019 19:53 (one year ago) link

I did get to see him! I did not see this, however:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B6HCjKlls3r/

gbx, Tuesday, 17 December 2019 21:19 (one year ago) link

great angle, terrible circumstance.

and i approve this message (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 18 December 2019 04:47 (one year ago) link

Namur World Cup round definitely worth watching. I’ve been watching more women’s than men’s the last year, but the men’s on this one was cracking. In women, Honsinger makin good in her new jersey.

and i approve this message (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 24 December 2019 16:43 (one year ago) link


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