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    If this doesn't get you roadies to try cross, nothing will

    This is why cross in Oregon ROOLZ!

    http://www.velonews.com/race/cyc/articles/13665.0.html

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    Cross rocks. Mildly related side note, Trebon used to make some of my club's rides back in the 2003ish time when he was down here. Now he's rocking the national circuit like it's easy.

    I'm amazed by how big cross is here in NC. The fields, especially the CX4 men AND women's are huge - and growing. It's really cool to see.

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    Hey Snuffleupagus-

    Just out of curiosity, what have been your field sizes in NC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by obra3 View Post
    Hey Snuffleupagus-

    Just out of curiosity, what have been your field sizes in NC?
    Our first CX4 race of the season had over 100 guys in it! Just to contrast, our CAT-4 road race fields are usually 30-50 guys. 50 is a big CAT-4 RR. The CAT-3 RRs I've been in are about the same size.

    The cross P/1/2 fields are tiny, usually less than 20 guys, and the CX3 races have ~30-50 guys. Masters fields have 50-60ish.

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    I'd love to give cyclocross a try.

    Sadly, the "off season" for road racing down here is over summer, so there is no cyclocross.

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    Nothing will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Nothing will.
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    More like turn me away.
    My idea of fun is NOT hanging out with the dressed-down-urban-hippie-we're-too-cool-to-take-anything-seriously-crowd.

    Although I appreciate the buzz that is building around my town Orlando, with the fixies dressed in messenger gear.
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    I have nothing against c-cross. It's the bone on bone caused by the lack of meniscus cartilage in my right knee that would protest. Oops, time to take the Glucosomine tabs. Gotta run (I mean limp).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snuffleupagus View Post
    Cross rocks.
    I'm amazed by how big cross is here in NC. The fields, especially the CX4 men AND women's are huge - and growing. It's really cool to see.
    NC and cross just don't go together for me. I imagine a slight drizzle and 48 degrees and you guys in arm warmers screaming about how terrible the conditions are. Similar to when it snows 3/4" down there.

    You need to coem race somewhere when it's been raining hard for 2 days and hovering around 31 degrees. Half rain/half snow. Thats when cross rocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cslone View Post
    NC and cross just don't go together for me. I imagine a slight drizzle and 48 degrees and you guys in arm warmers screaming about how terrible the conditions are. Similar to when it snows 3/4" down there.
    You should see CA, then. Clouds in the sky and everyone starts getting worried. Below 60 and it's cold.

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    Yeah, I can imagine.

    I was born and raised in Ohio. I rode yesterday and it was 64 degrees. Today when I woke up it was snowing, seriously. Anyway, I have family in NC and we went to visit a few years back. It snowed a little over an inch and they cancelled school. Resturants were shut down, highways closed due to pileups. It was comical.
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    You should incorporate some pig lagoons into the cross races in NC.

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    Yeah Winter showed up today in Ohio. Windy and cold. Those late ride descents are serious lessons of hurt.
    I feel like a soiled kleenex dropped in the gutter in the red-light district of Paris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoshi View Post
    You should incorporate some pig lagoons into the cross races in NC.
    Best insult to North Carolina since Soul City.

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    I smell jealousy It's not my fault you guys live in the flat, frozen tundra.

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    No way, that's what cross is about, cold wet, crap. Nice weather is for crits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cslone View Post
    No way, that's what cross is about, cold wet, crap. Nice weather is for crits.
    Incorrect.

    Nice weather is for Wussy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cslone View Post
    Yeah, I can imagine.

    I was born and raised in Ohio. I rode yesterday and it was 64 degrees. Today when I woke up it was snowing, seriously. Anyway, I have family in NC and we went to visit a few years back. It snowed a little over an inch and they cancelled school. Resturants were shut down, highways closed due to pileups. It was comical.
    In Virginia Beach one year they piled the 1" of salt onto 1/2" of snow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cslone View Post
    NC and cross just don't go together for me. I imagine a slight drizzle and 48 degrees and you guys in arm warmers screaming about how terrible the conditions are. Similar to when it snows 3/4" down there.

    You need to coem race somewhere when it's been raining hard for 2 days and hovering around 31 degrees. Half rain/half snow. Thats when cross rocks.
    I live in SC (Carolina) and I agree that anything below 60 is reason to bust out arm warmers. But I know what it's like to go on training rides when it's 107F and race in 95+ degree weather with 80% humidity.

    Cross looks silly though, kidding, I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YMCA View Post
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    yikes, i suppose that's for the best then.
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    I'm a wuss. I don't like mud.

    Also the whole get off, sling bike over shoulder, jump over things bit doesn't really appeal to me.

    But I think a cyclocross bike would make a sweet commuter in a city with crap roads. (but I'm currently a poor student so instead I destroy cheap 'mountain' and 'hybrid' bikes while riding them around like a road bike - plastic cranks and brakes will be the death of me)
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    Here's a cross race for you.

    Ohio Valley Cross Finale.






    And my bike after the race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cslone View Post
    Here's a cross race for you.
    pass.

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    everything about that race is gross. including the shot of gamm p@$$.

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