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    Local Cyclocross Practices - post 'em here

    Hey all - I know some folks know of cross practices or clinics held in their areas. I figured with the season just around the off-camber, it might be a good idea to post up with some info for those interested in getting some practice sessions in. Try and use the format below.
    Thanks!

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    Deathlap - cyclocross, training, beer,...escape hatch

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    Evanston, IL
    Mt. Trashmore (the toboggan hill SW of Dodge and Oakton)
    Wednesdays at 6pm

    From what I have heard, this will be drills and some laps. I will know more after tomorrow evening
    Deathlap - cyclocross, training, beer,...escape hatch

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    great idea pitboss.

    washington, d.c.
    thursday, sept 6. 7p.m.
    meet @ the bike rack
    1412 Q St. NW (Just off 14th st.)

    this one will be mostly the basics. mounting, dismounting, carrying. all are encouraged to attend, even if you don't want to race or don't have a cross bike.

    cheers!
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    Wednesdays at 6pm; Aug 8 until daylight savings

    6:00 - 6:30 pm: beginners that show up receive coaching courtesy of Dan Tille of Fulcrum Coaching. He'll go over dismount, remount, turns, starts, etc.

    6:30 till dark: intervals around the Harbin Park UCI race course. Duration will vary during the season.

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    I'm trying to get something started in the Chapel Hill NC area. I'll post back if/when we come up with something. If anybody reading this is local and interested, PM me...

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    Baltimore. This SUnday put on by Chesapeake WHeelmen. All I know about it came from a forwarded e-mail.



    Baltimore Cross Practice
    >
    > When: Sunday Sept 2nd, 8:30 AM
    >
    > Where: the rolling fields at Hillen Rd and Argonne Dr (north of Lake
    > Montebello, south of Morgan State U.).
    > http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...wloc=addr&om=1
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    > Parking may be along Argonne Dr unless there is a little league game
    > going on. Best bet is the old shopping center at the NW corner
    > Argonne & Hillen. The practice is at the fields on the SE corner -
    > head to the far side. We will be behind the little league fields.
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    > What to expect: starts, off camber horseshoe turn, natural run or
    > ride up (and down), water feature, barriers.
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    > Afterwards meet at Red Canoe for coffee, in-store made baked goods,
    > and talk about how well we are riding.
    > Red Canoes is at 4337 Harford Road (just north of Argonne Dr on
    > Harford Rd (next to the Safeway).

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    yo thanks to all who came out last night. sorry if the instruction was a bit spotty, but i feel like everybody got some good reps in and got the general feel for things.

    great to meet you jpearl, and i'll see you at some rides and races soon!
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon Brown
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    washington, d.c.
    tuesday, sept 18. 7p.m.
    meet @ the bike rack
    1412 Q St. NW (Just off 14th st.)

    same deal, mounts dismounts and carrying.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon Brown
    Because when fashion conflicts with function, I vote for function.

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    Bellingham, Washington
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    Sweet, finally got the information on the Triangle NC area 'cross practice series:

    The popular five week cyclocross training series is back again for 2007!

    * The goal of the series is to give area riders a natural progression into the cyclocross season so they begin the race season fully prepared and adapted to the dismounts and rhythm unique to cross.
    * The earlier workouts are easier and less difficult, with more focus on form and technique. Workouts will progress to shorter and more intense interval sessions as the 5-week series progresses.
    * Interval distances will range from 3-10 min. Riders assess themselves a staggered start for each interval based on their estimated abilities.
    * 10-15 minutes of form and technique instruction will be provided for new riders by experienced riders before the workout starts at the first two sessions.
    * After the training ride, during the first 2 to 3 weeks, some of the more experienced cross riders will stick around to help and answer any questions for those new to cyclocross.
    * Charlie Pendry and Rob Moran will lead the workouts.

    Location: Brooks Park just west of Cary

    * From I-40 take exit 287/Harrison Ave.; Head south towards Cary; Approx. 2.3 miles, right on Maynard Rd.; Approx. 2.3 miles, right on High House Rd.; Approx. 2.7 miles, cross NC 55; Approx. 1.4 miles, right on Green Level church Rd.; Approx 1 mile, look for Brooks Park on your right. We will meet ready to ride at 6:00 pm and ride five minutes to Highcroft Drive Elementary School where we will begin our workout.

    Dates:
    Tuesday, September 18
    Tuesday, September 25
    Tuesday, October 2
    Tuesday, October 9
    Tuesday, October 16

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    Toronto, Ontario

    Thursday nights @ 6:30pm

    Take the Lakeshore bike path west to the white suspension bridge (past the Ex). At the bridge, take the path north, under the highway and to the sewage treatment plant. Just past the large brick wall, the path leads left to an area with hills, paths, etc. This is the information I picked up tonight by one of the organizers. Apparently it's been going on for years and there's a great practice course setup on site.

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    http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=5287 Hosted by Rutgers and Highland park Hermes

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    College Park MD

    In Front of the Comcast Center Wednesday's at 6:30 PM. starting tomorrow (Oct 3rd)

    e-mail jim@proteusbicycles.com for more info.

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    Louisville, KY: There's a pretty well organized practice out at the old RRCC (the U.S.Grand Prix course at the corner of Zorn and River Roads) on Wednesdays. Since the time change, I believe they meet at 4:30 and go until dark. I would imagine it will go at least until "Storm the Greens" on Dec. 2.

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    Shawnee, KS - 2008 Cyclocross Clinic Series

    North Kansas City, MO - Boss Cross Short Track

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    Washington, DC

    City Bikes Cyclocross Clinics
    washington, dc

    Basic CX introduction and skills instruction from DCMTB team members and other experienced local riders.
    Cost: Free (sponsored by City Bikes and DCMTB)
    USAC annual or one-day license required (cost of one-day covered by City Bikes)

    Ft Reno Park, NW DC
    http://tinyurl.com/5lqmko

    Sept 3rd - DC-ChiX! women only (instruction by top local women)
    Sept 10,17, 24

    space is limited- reserve your spot at : Joel gwadz <gwadzilla8@yahoo.com>

    6-6:10 pm registration
    6:15-6:45 skills instruction
    6:45-7:30 (light permitting)- unstructured skills work and ride on practice loop.

    Check for additional details and updates at www.dcmtb.com

    Heavy rain during or prior to clinic cancels and please stay off all sports fields- we need to protect the resource.
    Please be respective of all other park users.

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    thanks dc.cyclocross. i sent a note to gwadzilla trying to reserve a spot, but haven't heard back. should i be waiting for some email blast?

    in other dc cross news, the bike rack will be holding a practice/skills clinic next Tuesday, August 26 starting at 6pm. if you can't make it by six that's fine, a lot of guys will be showing up late. the park is small so you'll see us when you get there.

    we'll meet at the northwest corner of langdon park in northeast

    we'll first go over the basics: mounting, dismounting, carrying, handling. we'll then do some laps around the park putting those skills to use.

    cross bike isn't necessary, but in order to practice mounts and dismounts a freewheel is a good idea.

    this practice will also be free, although not as expertly put together as the above clinics i'm sure. let me know if you have any questions, and I'll see you there.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon Brown
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    damn i skateboard at langdon park all the time. its rare to see white people in that park that are not at the bowl.

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    Same as last year's NC practices:

    The popular five week cyclo-cross training series is back again for 2008! Held in a location that is easily accessible to everyone in the Triangle, the series is a great way to hone your skills before the start of the NC Cyclo-cross series:


    The goal of the series is to give area riders a natural progression into the cyclo-cross season so they begin the race season fully prepared and adapted to the dismounts and rhythm unique to cross. The earlier workouts are easier and less difficult, with more focus on form and technique. Workouts will progress to shorter and more intense interval sessions as the 5-week series progresses. Interval distances will range from 3-10 min. Riders assess themselves a staggered start for each interval based on their estimated abilities. 10-15 minutes of form and technique instruction will be provided for new riders by experienced riders before the workout starts at the first two sessions.

    After the training ride, during the first 2 to 3 weeks, some of the more experienced cross riders will stick around to help and answer any questions for those new to cyclo-cross. Charlie Pendry and Matt Rotroff will lead the workouts.
    Location: Thomas Brooks Park--just west of Cary

    From Interstate 40: Take Exit 278 (Highway 55 exit). Travel towards Apex. Travel approximately 7.5 miles and make a right on Green Hope School Road at the stop light. Approximately 1.8 miles, make a left onto Green Level Church Road. Approximately 2 miles, make a left into Thomas Brooks Park.
    From Highway 64: Take the Highway 55 exit. Travel towards Durham. Travel approximately 3.7 miles and make a left on Green Hope School Road at the stop light. Approximately 1.8 miles, make a left onto Green Level Church Road. Approximately .2 miles, make a left in Thomas Brooks Park.
    We will meet ready to ride in the parking lot closest to Green Level Church Rd. at 6:00 pm and ride five minutes to Highcroft Drive Elementary School where we will begin our workout.
    Time: 6:00pm
    Dates:
    Tuesday, September 16
    Tuesday, September 23
    Tuesday, September 30
    Tuesday, October 7
    Tuesday, October 14

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    Spokane WA:
    Thursday nights in September, at Valley Mission Park

    http://www.spokanerocketvelo.com/cyclocrossclinic

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    DC clinic

    yeah- i was hoping some of you guys would make it out- i don't know if he is responding to inquiries or not- i'll ask

    marc


    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyphotons View Post
    thanks dc.cyclocross. i sent a note to gwadzilla trying to reserve a spot, but haven't heard back. should i be waiting for some email blast?

    in other dc cross news, the bike rack will be holding a practice/skills clinic next Tuesday, August 26 starting at 6pm. if you can't make it by six that's fine, a lot of guys will be showing up late. the park is small so you'll see us when you get there.

    we'll meet at the northwest corner of langdon park in northeast

    we'll first go over the basics: mounting, dismounting, carrying, handling. we'll then do some laps around the park putting those skills to use.

    cross bike isn't necessary, but in order to practice mounts and dismounts a freewheel is a good idea.

    this practice will also be free, although not as expertly put together as the above clinics i'm sure. let me know if you have any questions, and I'll see you there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordconqueror View Post
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    Word is that Civic Field will be this season's practice location. More details as they come.

    EDIT: New details! Dropped by Fanatik Bikes today (grabbing stuff to build wheels for the bike I'll be ordering soon...) and saw a flier for cross practices!

    Bellingham, WA
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    Wednesdays @ 6PM - Sept 3 til December.
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    Meet at 6, and get some warmup in, then start the hard efforts around 6:30p. Including some barrier work, technique work, and whatever others want to practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyphotons View Post
    thanks dc.cyclocross. i sent a note to gwadzilla trying to reserve a spot, but haven't heard back. should i be waiting for some email blast?

    in other dc cross news, the bike rack will be holding a practice/skills clinic next Tuesday, August 26 starting at 6pm. if you can't make it by six that's fine, a lot of guys will be showing up late. the park is small so you'll see us when you get there.

    we'll meet at the northwest corner of langdon park in northeast

    we'll first go over the basics: mounting, dismounting, carrying, handling. we'll then do some laps around the park putting those skills to use.

    cross bike isn't necessary, but in order to practice mounts and dismounts a freewheel is a good idea.

    this practice will also be free, although not as expertly put together as the above clinics i'm sure. let me know if you have any questions, and I'll see you there.
    I'm gonna have to skip out on this one, but let's get some pre-Charm City Sunday rides in before we invade Druid Hill Park in Baltimore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lithuania View Post
    damn i skateboard at langdon park all the time. its rare to see white people in that park that are not at the bowl.
    And here I thought this was my own little secret cx park. I'm out there many early weekend mornings practicing skills and riding the hills. It's about three blocks from my house. Give a shout next time you guys head out this way.
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