We're so into Cyclocross that we made this special page for it. Also publish a Tumblr about Suffer Faces.
It was a stunning day both in terms of weather and competition for the 2009 Cross Nationals in Bend, Oregon. With the backdrop of crisp blue skies, competitors took to the field to battle it out for the bragging rights that come along with a national title.
With each day of this nearly week-long race the weather has changed–flurries gave way to snowfall, which gave way to today’s ice-and-must festival. Collegiate men and women provided the most spirited competition and the pro divisions showed just how blazingly-fast one can ride a bike across a mud-strewn course.
The highlight of the course was easily the two-story-tall staircase that claimed just a few victims at its base. Easily one of the best courses in U.S. ‘cross racing the Bend, Oregon event was packed with spectators and massive amounts of cowebells.
Final standings are here.
Click the image below to jump to our collection of images from the race.
If you see us lugging around camera gear, come say hello, and look forward to our coverage this weekend from the course.
Matt Haughey post photos of his new Desalvo Cross bike on the Buy Local Cycling site.
The bike is built as local as possible:
- Companies making parts locally in Oregon (DeSalvo frame, Chris King hubs & bottom bracket, Kool-Stop brake pads, Ruckus bashguard)
- American companies making parts in the US (Thomson stem & seatpost, Paul brakes, Selle An-Atomica saddle, Woundup Components Fork, Stans NoTubes rims & sealant)
- American companies making parts internationally (SRAM Force shifters & derailleurs, Salsa components, FSA crankset)
Bike Hugger is a sponsor of Buy Local and Matt is a periodic blogger for us and bro.
The dudes that are good at it have lots of tattoos …