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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 10-03-09, 10:27 PM   #1
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Yeah!!! I was not DFL today!

Finished mid pack in the C race. But hey, that was great fun and better than the DFL I took in my first race. I even got to race against a couple of guys and two very fast teenagers. Turns out that warming up makes a difference.

At one point, I tied to spit a hooger and was aware that it didn't really go anywhere. My friend pointed out to me that it was still on my chin after the race.

On a technical note, I was suprised how much shifting I did. I actually shifted a lot between my large and small rings.

Man, I love this game.

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Sweetly done. Thanks for sharing the stoke!
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Thanks. Here are a couple of pics.
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Looks like you are smiling - work harder, suffer more. Makes the beer and waffles taste better.
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LOL, I promise I spent very little time smiling...most of my race looked like this...

The perpelexing thing is that I swear I passed that lady holding the baby but there she is at the finish line ? Hmmmm
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You look to clean. Fall in some mud next time.
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I was DFL yesterday. The course I did was soooo hard it was happy to just finish the hour's work. Plenty of guys called it quits.
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Just saw the results.....9th of 25....I'll take it.
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I'd be ecstatic with 9th out of 25. My only top ten finish came in a race with only 10 riders. I got 9th because one guy had a mechanical. I was thrilled this week because I didn't get lapped.
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LOL, I hear you Andy.
I was really worried going in that I was going to get the tar beat out of me.
BTW, take a close look at that barrier in my last post....it is parallel to the course and requires a 90 degree off camber turn while running.
I ended up layed out on the ground in front of that on one lap
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The more I look at this, it looks like 6th of 13 (which I will still take). Seems the field had a few categories in it...so my category had 13, and I was 6th in it...but 9th overall of 25. I HAVE DREAMED OF BEING MID PACK MY WHOLE LIFE!!!!! LOL
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speaking of spit, here's a pic of me from sunday
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HOLY COW....that is a TON of spit.
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i did my first race last weekend and was happy to finish! i think i got 82 out of 83..haha and i think i was the only guy out there on a single speed. my only goal was not to get lapped!
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