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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 11-25-05, 05:25 PM   #1
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d.c. cross race

thought I would share this from craig's list for those not in the know:

Cyclo Cross Race this Sunday.....UCI Capital Cross Classic - $1
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Date: 2005-11-25, 2:59PM EST


see link for info. http://www.emiracn.com/
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Old 11-26-05, 03:17 PM   #2
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thought I would share this from craig's list for those not in the know:

Cyclo Cross Race this Sunday.....UCI Capital Cross Classic - $1
Reply to: see below
Date: 2005-11-25, 2:59PM EST


see link for info. http://www.emiracn.com/
Just got back from pre-riding the Reston course. I would summarize it as:
- Not very hilly
- No mud
- No runups
- Lots of tight corners
- Lots of soft (somewhat water-logged) grass
- Paved (but narrow) straightaway over the dam
- One tricky off-camber downhill (expect some crashes here!)
- One patch of deep gravel (which you can avoid if you stay to the far right, near the tape)
- Different course from last year due to boat dock construction work near the concession area

I would rate the course a bit on the slow side due to all the soft grass and tight turns.

Conditions should be good tommorrow - mostly sunny, low to mid 50's.

Good luck!
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