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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 01-14-04, 09:24 AM   #1
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Cyclocross Season??

All of the cyclocross series (that I know of) take place in fall/early winter. Why is this?
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Old 01-14-04, 10:07 AM   #2
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I think it gets too snowy or cold in the middle of winter.
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Old 01-14-04, 01:13 PM   #3
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The US Nationals are the end of Dec. World championships are end of January. That leaves February/March to start preparing for the road season.

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Ahh, good point.
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Also, the sport was designed as "off-season" training in Europe. The obstacles were designed to keep the speeds slow during the nasty winters. Man, I love the agony of cross!
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