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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 10-22-02, 02:22 AM   #1
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How far do you travel to race?

It dawned on me, after Rich mentioned he had no car, that I am lucky in terms of how near races are. I can ride a cross every weekend if I want, in 2 separate leagues, with all the races being between 15 & 50 miles drive away.
Some a complete pig to drive to, but reachable.
I wondered how easy it was for you Guys 'over the pond', and how much travelling you do to get to venues?

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Old 10-22-02, 05:44 AM   #2
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150 km, from Montreal to Quebec City. We don't have many races in Quebec, and none in the Montreal area.
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Old 10-25-02, 10:57 AM   #3
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Guess it depends upon your local Cross action. Our local races are usually within an hour's drive (60 miles) and there are TONS of races down in Portland, OR and a few races with the crazy Canucks up north.

The farthest I'll travel this year is across the state 380 miles to Spokane for the state championships. If I'm not last, I win! : )
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I am up for 1.5 hours to 2h max for a 45mn race.
After that it's not worth the wasted travel time.... of course if you can make a week end out of it then it's worth the travel.

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Old 10-25-02, 04:41 PM   #5
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I drive to Spokane. 3 hours and well worth it.
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I usually have to travel anywhere from 30mins to 2hrs. There are no local races and few that are close. I wish there were more but that is just the way it is.
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Just went to my first race! ... 8 HRS Each-Way... Made a 3 day trip out of it so it was really a great experience though!
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8 hours! Heck man, just ride up to Spokane and race with us.
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OKC to Kansas city this weekend to have a go at Steve Tilford. 12 hours of total drive time for an hour long race.
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