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    Damn CX racing..damn it all to hell

    so I am an expert Norba MTB racer....


    and then, I cave in to the pressure from my roadie buds...

    i get a CX bike and did my first CX race, 3/4 45 mins....and lived.
    and didn't place that bad either

    and being an MTb'er I reckon I got a lot of handing skills, because I saw plenty
    of badasses go down on sketchy stuff but if you planned it right no reason to crater...

    anyhow..lookit me now, the next day, freaking registering for the
    very next saturday and sunday UCI races.

    I guess I got the CX bug. damn you all to hell

    one thing I lack is skill dismounting and running. I can do it, but no technique. reckon that'll
    come with experience.

    anyway...CX is fun. errr, wicked boatloads of ultra fun at least when the race is over !

    it's like a dirt TT with dafting






    yes I said 'dafting'

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    Ahh yes, another convert. Good stuff.

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    Welcome to the fold my son!
    Quote Originally Posted by BikeIndustryGuy View Post
    I guess the feel good aspect of this story is that the perpetrators did this as a couple. It's nice to see people coming together with a common love of cycling and assault.

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    I think I'm going in the other direction...

    A CX MTB racing buddy got me to try 'cross racing, and I have to admit, it may very well be the gateway drug to MTB racing...

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    Welcome to the darkside

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    Any long term denizen of the crack den is happy to see a new face.

    Try to get off the bike going exactly as fast as you can run (and no faster) to maintain momentum and remount like you just stole it from in front of a 7-11. 'Sall you need to know.

    Ron0

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    hoo rah *****ezzz.

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    Talking

    Welcome. Now that you've crossed over, you'll find that the cross season is TOO short!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossthreaded View Post
    Welcome. Now that you've crossed over, you'll find that the cross season is TOO short!!
    yes I am totally regretting missing the first few weekends...but I didn't have a bike then...

    next year I'll be pre-registered for all of them except overlap races.

    in new england we have a problem with cx and that is too many to choose....

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