Cyclocross Racing - 1,078 racersat PDX Cross Crusade Race
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10-08-07, 12:16 AM
There were 1,078 cyclocross racers at the Portalnd Oregon Cross Crusade race today!
Now for comparison....
We smashed the record.... 40% increase
A great race even Belgium waffels!
I raced Masters 50+ and Single Speed.
Dropped chain twice in 50+ and was close to DFL in Single Speed, but had a great time!
10-08-07, 01:25 AM
that is incredible! both the attendence and your hanging with it. nice work!
Oh shoot I wanted to go but I had people over today from outta town. Sounds awesome. I can't believe that number.
10-08-07, 10:05 AM
It was Cross-Madness out there yesterday :D. Talk about a great experience seeing all those people out there having such a good time. For my first real cyclocross race (I did Krugers a few weeks ago) it opened my eyes to how fun, hard, and entertaining cross can be. Can't wait for the next race I am able to do.:)
Hope to see you out at Horning's, Fish.
10-08-07, 05:18 PM
Well if that number is correct...and spread it out over 6 races during the day....some races must have had close to 300 riders on the course at the same time.
What was traffic like?
what was scoring like?
The traffic was pretty crazy, I was in the Master C and we started right after the C in the field with most riders, around 250, we did about 2 minutes of race and than I started running to pass the crowd, I did pass people all the time during the race and I was never really near any of my direct competitor, for sure it was not boring!
I don't know how they can do the scoring, they score all racers, it is crazy. OBRA is great.
See you guys next Sunday.
10-08-07, 07:06 PM
Daily Race Schedule
9:00am Beginners and Masters 50+ (40 min)
9:55am Category C, Masters Category C 35+, Unicycles A&B* (45 min)
15 minute break
11:00am Masters Category B 35+ and Junior Men (45 min)
11:55am Kiddie Kross (approx. start)**
12:10pm Category B Men and Single Speed (45 min)
10 minute break
1:10pm Women: Cat A, Cat B, Beginners, Masters 35+ & 45+, Jrs (45 min)
2:00pm Category A Men and Masters Category A 35+ (60 min)
I do the first race and the 12:10 SS, so I get to the race course at crack of dawn & set up for the day.
It gets me prime location, although I have been blocked in sometimes and have to stay all day.
Masters C had 131 Racers Men's C had 124 + 5 Unicycles(1 Lap) the largest race.
For a video of the race see:
By the way my wife and daugther were spectating and they loved the unicycles.
I guess there was one kid that was riding very good, so once we got home I heard about the people with one wheel only, I did not even see them this time, I guess they were pretty fast....
10-09-07, 02:36 PM
Holy carp. My Senior 3/4 (equiv. to Cat C, I guess) race on Sunday had 9 people. :D The only other people on the course at the time were Master 3 which had 14 racers. There was 111 total.
Today's race... Horning's Hideout, Cross Crusade 2.
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