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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 10-19-05, 07:24 AM   #1
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maybe we can make this a sticky if enough of us have pics?

anyway this is my gf in her first race, although by the looks of it she could be a seasoned veteran!

ohya, one other thing, thats a singlespeed shes on
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Old 10-20-05, 09:26 AM   #2
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Nice.

Here's me in a 2004 race.
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Legalize it: for your girlfriend to look like a true seasoned veteran, she has to lose the visor on her helmet, that is a dead giveaway. Only a rookie would commit such a cyclocross faux-pas

This is me doing a race in Washingon State (Tour de Tunnel in Port Townsend) last weekend. It was a great race, perfect weather, a good course, and lots of prizes.
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[QUOTE=ccharles]Legalize it: for your girlfriend to look like a true seasoned veteran, she has to lose the visor on her helmet, that is a dead giveaway. Only a rookie would commit such a cyclocross faux-pas

The visor stays...i'm a mountain biker
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Old 10-22-05, 10:14 AM   #5
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Here's me racing a couple of weekends ago

http://www.rhodopsin.co.uk/Cycling%2...9-10-05064.htm

http://www.rhodopsin.co.uk/Cycling%2...9-10-05121.htm

Plenty of other cycling pic on this website as well
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Old 10-23-05, 07:02 PM   #6
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Nice race today on a hill in Happy Valley, Oregon... although it didn't favor a singlespeed racing against geared bikes with the long gravel climb and the short muddy climbs.

Here I am huffing it up a run-up section. My Surly felt like it weighed about 40 lbs with all the mud on the tires at this point.


I'm the one in the middle running over the tripple barriers trying to catch green shirt dude.


A very exhausted gonesh9...


Damn it's nice to finally be home and relax with an IPA after that race.
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Old 10-23-05, 07:17 PM   #7
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Very cool photos. I watch crits and really don't want to jump in. But every time I see pictures of CX races, I think "That's for me."
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Old 10-24-05, 06:45 AM   #8
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nice to see some other SSer CXers!
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Old 10-24-05, 12:14 PM   #9
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this is me in the Bubba Memorial Series C race in St Louis yesterday, negotiating an uphill barrier, woo hoo, fun, fitness!!!

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i like this one, from this year in our Bend, Or. races
http://www.bikemecca.com/thrilla922/.../1slide22.html
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This is from last Sunday's race.

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Here is a link to some other ultra-cool pictures from Oregon's Crosscrusade series. http://www.pbase.com/turnert/root
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What's the story behind this guy?

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Wow. Haha, awesome pic.

I don't really fit in when I ride either! Torn black shorts, black shirt of some obscure band, black helmet, celeste bike and shoes. I stick out like a sore thumb, but it sometimes helps me because people underestimate me. I'll post an image soon.

Nice shots everyone!
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Here's some cyclocross from Spokane...

Nic jumps the barrier:


SRV rider jumps the barrier:


Shawn remounts:


Shawn runs up:



Chris runs up:


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Do these races ever have low barriers that you bunny hop over?
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A buddy of mine managed to bunny hop the barriers you see above, on his mtn bike. Unfortunately, I believe he used more energy bunny hopping than he would have used to simply dismount and run...Also, on this same course, and many cyclocross courses, there are barriers at the bottom of the run-ups. This also makes it impracticle to bunny hop. Around here anyway, they seem to design the courses so that riders are forced to dismount several times each lap.
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Heres me at my first race at salsbury NC
http://www.homepress.com/nccross1/target17.html
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Legalize it: for your girlfriend to look like a true seasoned veteran, she has to lose the visor on her helmet, that is a dead giveaway. Only a rookie would commit such a cyclocross faux-pas
It looks like she needs a size or two down as well.
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