The dudes that are good at it have lots of tattoos …
We're so into Cyclocross that we made this special page for it. Also publish a Tumblr about Suffer Faces.
While we recovered from the Mobile Social Worldwide and rode in the Seattle rain, Chris Mahan guest blogged for us at the Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships in Portland. He rode a Specialized Tricross Singlecross.
As Rock the Bike said, “Diggin the cyclocross nuttiness.”
Chris told us
the Specialized cross tires hooked up in the mud and the bike felt balanced and quick, but seemed designed more for the road than raceday. It’s too heavy for the barriers and the v-brakes just don’t have enough mud clearance. A parts upgrade – wheels, cranks — would resolve that quickly.
Please tell us that Master Blaster was in the Thunderdome!
Cross is quite humbling. It’s a very social yet independent race for most of us. Guys like me are just trying to avoid falling in the technical turns (or just stay on course like Byron).
The humbling bit is seeing the real Pro’s go at it (cool video of the downpour). Pretty amazing. It was dry when I took those corners and I was going WAY slower…and I still crashed 3 times on course.