Cyclocross: Kruger’s Kermesse

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by Byron on Sep 08, 2008 at 12:00 PM

Bike Hugger raced Cross – kermesse style – at Kruger’s Farm. It was dusty, bumpy, crashy, and fun.

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In Cyclocross, it’s better to look good then feel good, as demonstrated here by Sexy Shades or Cutters or the Russian racer from Breaking Away.

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When I ride cross (set to the tune of ‘when I’m 69’), the Kermesse race will be one of the first I go to. Looks like a ton of fun.

i don’t get it…. was it cyclocross or a kermesse?  you do know that a kermesse is a village fair, right?  basically, it means, “round-the-church” race as a small town criterium in conjunction during a fair. not a middle of nowhere dustbin event… which can also be fun.

As the [race flyer explains](http://www.portlandracing.com/kermesse/) and I wrote “kernesse style,” it’s a kermesse raced on dirt with Cross bikes. Many Portlanders race it as a warm up to Cyclocross (with barriers). 

Based on the numbers we saw, it’s very popular.

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