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    Riding up stairs

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    Amazing. I don't understand how someone in a cross race can do that.
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    Incredible. That is such an amazing display of timing and coordination but I think I'm even more impressed that he had the momentum to do it after a corner.

    He must have spent hours and hours on a set of stairs near home that are similar.

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    Alex is also a Pro MTB'er & has crazy handling skills. He pretty much always rides the barriers in our races. Great guy too.

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    Looks to me like he lost a little ground to the guy next to him running the stairs. The question is, which took more effort?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
    Looks to me like he lost a little ground to the guy next to him running the stairs. The question is, which took more effort?
    Also, did he make up for lost ground since he did not need to mount and clip in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
    Looks to me like he lost a little ground to the guy next to him running the stairs. The question is, which took more effort?
    I was wondering the same thing as he placed in third place. A coworker attended the race and said even as efficient and smooth as it looked, the guys jumping off and running up the stairs were a little faster.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
    Looks to me like he lost a little ground to the guy next to him running the stairs. The question is, which took more effort?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
    Also, did he make up for lost ground since he did not need to mount and clip in?
    The guys at that level can mount and clip in really quickly. I'd guess the bottleneck at the top of the steps was more enough than enough to even out the remount time.

    Of course, I'm sure riding the stairs was a crowd pleaser, so full points for style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB01245 View Post
    I was wondering the same thing as he placed in third place. A coworker attended the race and said even as efficient and smooth as it looked, the guys jumping off and running up the stairs were a little faster.


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    Alex didn't get third. You're thinking of Cody who also rode the stairs in the U23 race.

    http://www.cxmagazine.com/cody-kaise...-championships

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    Same idea as riding a pump track. But up.

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    You can't see in that clips what happens when they continue riding, but it sure looks like the guy in the orange helmet made up some time on the steps.
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