We're so into Cyclocross that we made this special page for it. Also publish a Tumblr about Suffer Faces.
So, the Starcrossed cyclocross event is officially over, but the bruises are still blossoming. I raced the Men’s Cat4 event. I’m going to tell you that good technique and fitness can certainly help you do well in cyclocross, but lack thereof shouldn’t keep you from having fun.
You see, many competitors will have trained well for cyclocross, or at least been racing mtb or road bikes all season. They might have practiced good cyclocross technique like what Tim Rutledge, the godfather of NW cyclocross, taught us as featured by Bike Hugger. A wise competitor would have practiced the course days before, or at least pre-ridden it the day of the event.
And then there’s me…. no fitness, no technique, no pre-ride. Hell, I barely made it in time to register for the event. But I managed to finish.
Hed Cycling is giving away a set of their new cyclocross wheels during our Mobile Social Interbike. The wheels are based on their alloy Ardennes rim with 24 spoke front, 28 rear, 2x2x lacing, and 1550g. We’ve ridden, tested, and love the Ardennes – so does Cyclingnews and Road Bike Action …
To win the wheels and all the other good stuff we’re giving away, all you have to do is optionally ride with us, show up, drink our free beer, and hang out. You will need a raffle ticket and should talk bikes; topics like the merits of belt-drives, why the industry is stuck in no-man’s land between the future and the past, how to encourage plain-clothes cyclists, etc.
Tim Rutledge of Redline teaches us his Secret Cross Tips. This is Part 5 of 5 and covers “Tipping the bike over the barriers.”
Starcrossed is a fan favorite to kick off the cross season in Seattle. It’s part of the new North Americal Cyclocross Trophy. This video will give you a little sense of what you’ll see if you make the trip out to spectate (or race?).
Did I mention there’s a beer garden right by the most treacherous barriers?
Marymoor Park, Redmond Washington Saturday Sept 20. Feature race at 8!