Cyclocross is a bit crazy, singlespeed racers are a bit crazy, Portland is a bit crazy and when combined they make the absolutely insane Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships 2016. aka FUN!Read More
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The first installment of the Cross Crusade series at Alpenrose Dairy this weekend definitely proved that #crossishere. Day two provided a dose of PNW rain which makes Portland cyclocross and Cross Crusade the envy of CX'ers everywhere.
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to race this weekend but I still had time to get out and watch a little. Actually, not racing saved me from having to dip into my suitcase of excuses about why I suck so bad in the rain and mud. Hope you enjoy a few of the muddy memories from the weekend while you think about next weekend's race.
While #crossishere, crit racing isn't gone. Industrial park crits may have great racing, but watching people make four corners around bland industrial buildings isn't always that exciting.
What could make it more exciting? How about racing fixed gear bikes on a short tight course? The Bone Machine Crit nailed it on all counts. The course was fast, tight and offered spectators the ability to see the race several times from the same spot. A couple 180 degree turns and a bumpy transition into a parking lot kept the riders on their toes. I hope more races like this pop up. The setting sun added a dynamic quality to the photos.
This season's Cross Crusade finale at PIR was one of the classic PNW muddy CX races that people elsewhere dream of.Read More