Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

"The 33"-Road Bike Racing We set this forum up for our members to discuss their experiences in either pro or amateur racing, whether they are the big races, or even the small backyard races. Don't forget to update all the members with your own race results.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-14-07, 09:48 PM   #1
obra3
Little Pony
Thread Starter
 
obra3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Salem, OR
Bikes:
Posts: 667
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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

obra3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-07, 09:57 PM   #2
Snuffleupagus
Aut Vincere Aut Mori
 
Snuffleupagus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Bikes: Irish Cycles Tir na Nog, Jack Kane Team Racing, Fuji Aloha 1.0, GT Karakoram, Motobecane Fly Team
Posts: 4,165
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Snuffleupagus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-07, 10:20 PM   #3
obra3
Little Pony
Thread Starter
 
obra3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Salem, OR
Bikes:
Posts: 667
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hey Snuffleupagus-

Just out of curiosity, what have been your field sizes in NC?
obra3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-07, 10:24 PM   #4
Snuffleupagus
Aut Vincere Aut Mori
 
Snuffleupagus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Bikes: Irish Cycles Tir na Nog, Jack Kane Team Racing, Fuji Aloha 1.0, GT Karakoram, Motobecane Fly Team
Posts: 4,165
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Snuffleupagus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-07, 10:43 PM   #5
elgalad
Carbon Fiber Bones
 
elgalad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Bikes: '07 Scott Speedster S30
Posts: 980
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
elgalad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-07, 06:05 AM   #6
patentcad
Peloton Shelter Dog
 
patentcad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chester, NY
Bikes: 2013 Scott Foil, 2016 Scott Addict, 2015 Scott Scale 700SL MTB
Posts: 59,527
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 145 Post(s)
Nothing will.
patentcad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-07, 06:41 AM   #7
fly:yes/land:no
abandoning
 
fly:yes/land:no's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 2,068
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Nothing will.
+1
fly:yes/land:no is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-07, 06:46 AM   #8
YMCA
starting pistol means war
 
YMCA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Orlando, FL
Bikes: Cervelo R3
Posts: 3,144
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
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.
Green is good.
YMCA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-07, 06:49 AM   #9
patentcad
Peloton Shelter Dog
 
patentcad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chester, NY
Bikes: 2013 Scott Foil, 2016 Scott Addict, 2015 Scott Scale 700SL MTB
Posts: 59,527
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 145 Post(s)
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).
patentcad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-07, 07:50 AM   #10
cslone
Quarq shill
 
cslone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ohio
Bikes: 08 Felt F4, 05 Fuji Team SL, 08 Planet X Stealth, 10 Kona Jake the Snake, 03 Giant OCR flat bar.
Posts: 3,962
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
cslone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-07, 08:37 AM   #11
'nother
semifreddo amartuerer
 
'nother's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Northern CA
Bikes: several
Posts: 4,599
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.

"Happy Cows"
'nother is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-07, 10:05 AM   #12
cslone
Quarq shill
 
cslone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ohio
Bikes: 08 Felt F4, 05 Fuji Team SL, 08 Planet X Stealth, 10 Kona Jake the Snake, 03 Giant OCR flat bar.
Posts: 3,962
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
cslone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-07, 12:10 PM   #13
Yoshi
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 2,544
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You should incorporate some pig lagoons into the cross races in NC.
Yoshi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-07, 12:14 PM   #14
daytonian
elitist jerk
 
daytonian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Blow - hio
Bikes: CAAD9
Posts: 4,188
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeah Winter showed up today in Ohio. Windy and cold. Those late ride descents are serious lessons of hurt.
daytonian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-07, 12:19 PM   #15
wanders
going roundy round
 
wanders's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: High Point, NC
Bikes:
Posts: 6,081
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
wanders is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-07, 07:26 PM   #16
Snuffleupagus
Aut Vincere Aut Mori
 
Snuffleupagus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Bikes: Irish Cycles Tir na Nog, Jack Kane Team Racing, Fuji Aloha 1.0, GT Karakoram, Motobecane Fly Team
Posts: 4,165
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I smell jealousy It's not my fault you guys live in the flat, frozen tundra.
Snuffleupagus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-07, 08:23 PM   #17
cslone
Quarq shill
 
cslone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ohio
Bikes: 08 Felt F4, 05 Fuji Team SL, 08 Planet X Stealth, 10 Kona Jake the Snake, 03 Giant OCR flat bar.
Posts: 3,962
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
No way, that's what cross is about, cold wet, crap. Nice weather is for crits.
cslone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-07, 09:28 PM   #18
patentcad
Peloton Shelter Dog
 
patentcad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chester, NY
Bikes: 2013 Scott Foil, 2016 Scott Addict, 2015 Scott Scale 700SL MTB
Posts: 59,527
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 145 Post(s)
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.
patentcad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-07, 09:38 PM   #19
ElJamoquio
Burning Matches.
 
ElJamoquio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: San Jose, CA
Bikes: Motobecane Le Champion SL, Cervelo P2SL
Posts: 9,666
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 215 Post(s)
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.
__________________
Reacting is mind candy; it requires no thought. Thinking is tedious.

Bikeforums 'Group Buy': Kinlin Rims, Sapim/DT Spokes, Formula/Bitex Hubs


"The only good race pace is suicide pace, and today looks like a good day to die."
-Steve Prefontaine
ElJamoquio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-07, 04:57 PM   #20
Bantam
Senior Member
 
Bantam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: South Carolina
Bikes: Trek 1500
Posts: 1,187
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Bantam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-07, 11:43 AM   #21
dirtyphotons
antisocialite
 
dirtyphotons's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 3,385
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by YMCA View Post
My idea of fun is NOT hanging out with the dressed-down-urban-hippie-we're-too-cool-to-take-anything-seriously-crowd.
yikes, i suppose that's for the best then.
dirtyphotons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-07, 02:24 PM   #22
Treefox
Young and unconcerned
 
Treefox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Merry Land
Bikes: Yeah, I got a few.
Posts: 4,123
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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)
Treefox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-07, 01:32 PM   #23
cslone
Quarq shill
 
cslone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ohio
Bikes: 08 Felt F4, 05 Fuji Team SL, 08 Planet X Stealth, 10 Kona Jake the Snake, 03 Giant OCR flat bar.
Posts: 3,962
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Here's a cross race for you.

Ohio Valley Cross Finale.






And my bike after the race.

cslone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-07, 01:41 PM   #24
botto 
.
 
botto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 40,364
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cslone View Post
Here's a cross race for you.
pass.
botto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-07, 01:45 PM   #25
fly:yes/land:no
abandoning
 
fly:yes/land:no's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 2,068
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
everything about that race is gross. including the shot of gamm p@$$.
fly:yes/land:no is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:07 AM.