We're so into Cyclocross that we made this special page for it. Also publish a Tumblr about Suffer Faces.
Cross season is here, and so is something else: the knee-high socks. I don’t really get the “why” with these things. Is it just aesthetic? Does it provide some shin protection when you pull a re-mount nutter? Is it a women-only thing (I think it is?)? What’s up?
If you’re into this sort of thing - Sock Dreams appears to have the goods.
After racing Kruger’s Kermesse last weekend, Cross season started in Seattle at North Seatac with a good turnout. Cyclocross is like the United Nations, or the Justice League, of cycling with roadies, mountain bikers, urban, and track all intermingling and racing each other. We see faces we haven’t seen before, families, and tailgate parties. They all come out to participate in the event for fun or race it seriously.
The women’s field all looked very determined on this short, steep, descent section. I told Sandrine McFadden she caught the men with her compression socks.
Mahan was there to transition from road to Cross and went into his zone at the starting line.Read More
Cross Season starts for us this weekend at Kruger’s Kermesse.
We’ll have new bikes from Redline
and kits from Cycling Northwest
The Redline Team issue is updated with a carbonS-bend rear stays and
- Double butted 7046 aluminum tubing
- Integrated headset,
- carbon fork
- SRAM Force 10 shifters & derailers
- FSA BB30 Energy 46 x 36t cranks
- Mavic Ksyrium wheelset w Schwalbe Racing Ralph tires.
If you’ve got a Cross scene in your area, you’re likely either training now or hearing about Cross clinics. That’s where you practice dismounts, barriers, running, and so on. Some racers take Cross very seriously and others just for fun. We’re somewhere in between and practice in secret
and Eric (in his off-season largess, below) has a special work out, as he described it
It’s really low key and for everyone. especially if you have no intention of riding a bike. details below:
What: The “I Don’t Want to Stick A Fork in My Eye, But I’ll Drink Beer and Watch Others Stick A Fork In Their Eye” ‘cross workout**
When: Saturday September 18, 2010
Time: Sometime after 3:00PM or whenever
Where: Marymoor Velodrome Infield, Beer Garden
Why: Track is over, the road season is over, beer is good and we can cheer-on many of our friends (and my wife!) who will be happily partaking in the dirty festivusÂ
Requirements: $ for beer, have some good boots to wear in case there’s mud, a vuvuzela or other obnoxious noisemaker,Â a will to have beer or just be around those who like beer.