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Old 09-16-10, 12:26 PM   #1
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Washingting DC cyclocross race DCCX adds new classes SS! Tandem! Rookies!

DCCX has new Classes!
http://www.dcmtb.com/blog/dccx-2010-2

Ok we have stepped up, hopefully people will come out.

--First timers no problem,
--Single Speeders no problem,
--Tandem no problem
--unicycle problem.

If you haven't been to DCCX it is a great time, kids races, a free beer, Frites More news to come, but get the word out.

Sunday, October 24, 2010



The race is after the Pros starts before the Tandems, and rookies go off.

3:55 PM


3:55 PM Singlespeeders (60 racer LIMIT – No Fixed Gears) 40 min $20 Merchandise/3 places

3:56 PM Tandems 40 min $20 Prizes to random finishers

3:57 PM First Timers (40 racer LIMIT) 40 min $20


PLEASE REGISTER AT BIKEREG.COM (additional fee charged by bikereg.com). Online registration closes Thursday, October 21 at 10:00 PM. No refunds. USAC Road or Mountain license required. One-day licenses are available for $10 at online registration and on race day. A $10 day-of fee will be charged for all entries purchased on race day

Reg is not up yet but will be soon.

-Darren


DCCX 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010 at the Armed Forces Retirement Home, Washington, DC

DCCX Registration will be on http://www.bikereg.com/

With over 525 entrants hailing from Washington, DC, Virgina, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and beyond, and their families, DCCX is the premier, must attend race in the 2010 Mid-Atlantic Bicycle Racing Association cyclocross series. DCCX is a centerpiece of our team’s efforts to give back to the greater Mid-Atlantic cycling communities by putting on a great cycling event. DCCX offers racing for men and women of all ages, in 2009 we hosted the largest women’s racing field in the racing series. In addition to the races for big kids DCCX also provides opportunities for juniors, and has a great course specifically built for 6 through 11 year olds. Additionally, DCCX donates a large amount of the race proceeds to the veterans residing at the Armed Forces Retirement Home.
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Old 09-16-10, 12:33 PM   #2
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Would have loved to have a rookie class last year - great idea.
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SSCX class? i'm totally, totally in.
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im racing c's but i think im doing the tandem as well.
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Tandem sounds crazy, I'd love to see some of that!
I'm gonna try CX racing for the first time, unfortunately my local circuit seems to have dropped the beginner class and my out of shape fat butt will be in the 4's.
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Tandem CX racing never happened without pictures.
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I will be doing Tandem

With the GF don't expect us racing, just riding around. She isn't into trainning, or getting used to jumping on and off the bike. So we will take it as it comes, putting platforms in back so she doesn't have to deal with toe clips, or learning clipless pedals. The bike will have 42mm tires on it.
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http://www.bikereg.com/events/regist...?eventid=11811

DCCX registration is live!

let's get some more tandem's and singlespeeds in there.

also- any rookies looking to try the race should get in there (so tell your biker friends!). good for anyone who is still figuring out what this crazy 'cross thing is all about!
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Just out of curiosity, why the limit on single speeds and first timers?
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Just out of curiosity, why the limit on single speeds and first timers?
-the total field limit is 100 racers to make scoring easier on tired officials. it's harder for them to score 3 digits rather than 2.

-the rookie field is limited to 40 so that they can have a mellower, less chaotic alternative to the 100+ racer fields in the am.

-the SS field is limited so that they don't take up the spots we wanted to have available to rookies who might not know to rush to register

how popular the races are this year could affect how we set things up next year. it's a bit of an experiment.
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Fair enough. I like that the beginners race late in the day. They're always first in the races around here, and it isn't unusual for the courses to be adjusted after the beginners discover the particularly dangerous parts. They also get grouped with the unicyclists. We like chaos.
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Holy hell. I am so out of shape and slow but somehow my clouded mind just took over and registered for the rookie race. My first race ever on a bike.

God help me and I better start getting some miles in. Should be fun (in a painful way in which I expect to get dropped off the back and DNF)!
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Holy hell. I am so out of shape and slow but somehow my clouded mind just took over and registered for the rookie race. My first race ever on a bike.

God help me and I better start getting some miles in. Should be fun (in a painful way in which I expect to get dropped off the back and DNF)!
there will be other rookies in the same boat- non-racers not in great shape that came to our clinics
it's gonna be fun, though it will be hard, too!
talk some friends into doing it with you!
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Fair enough. I like that the beginners race late in the day. They're always first in the races around here, and it isn't unusual for the courses to be adjusted after the beginners discover the particularly dangerous parts. They also get grouped with the unicyclists. We like chaos.
yeah, this isn't Oregon. the officials seem a lot more squeamish. as for the curse, ours gets beaten in and better over the course of the day, and the beginners will have the sweetest track this year.
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Q: What do you call the Lanterne Rouge in a rookie's CX race?

A: telebianchi


I'm registered. I haven't been in any race of any sort since track & field day at summer camp in 1980. I'm going to hurt. I'm going to die. I'm going to have fun.
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Boy I wish I had seen those skills clinics earlier, I would've been there! Thanks for the encouragement, we'll see what happens......

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there will be other rookies in the same boat- non-racers not in great shape that came to our clinics
it's gonna be fun, though it will be hard, too!
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Telebianchi - I'll be a shortish, not-very-slim guy on an old red hardtail mountain bike in the rookie race. Say hi if you see me. Or maybe we'll see each other off the back of the pack. Ha!


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Telebianchi - I'll be a shortish, not-very-slim guy on an old red hardtail mountain bike in the rookie race. Say hi if you see me. Or maybe we'll see each other off the back of the pack. Ha!
Black/White/Red Fuji Cross. I'll be the one on the ground searching for my lower left lung lobe that got puked up after the the second lap.
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I'll ping you the week before the race. My girlfriend is coming along to cheer me on but only because she heard that Dogfish Head is one of the beer sponsors (just another reason I love her).
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Sounds good! Mmmmmm....beer..........

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Black/White/Red Fuji Cross. I'll be the one on the ground searching for my lower left lung lobe that got puked up after the the second lap.
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I'll ping you the week before the race. My girlfriend is coming along to cheer me on but only because she heard that Dogfish Head is one of the beer sponsors (just another reason I love her).
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lokerola,

I figured since I was going to be down there anyway, I should get into two races. So I'll be running the 10:00am cat 3/4 35+ and then again in the Rookie race. Based on weather forecasts, I'll probably be in a plain white long sleeve jersey for the early race and a blue & orange BikeMS jersey for the rookie race. I'll send you a message with my phone # to call or text.

Been practicing my dismount/mount on an open soccer field. Not as difficult to do as I thought. If I can hit the mount cleanly 25% of the time in the races, I'll be pretty happy with myself.

See you Sunday.
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Fair enough. I like that the beginners race late in the day. They're always first in the races around here, and it isn't unusual for the courses to be adjusted after the beginners discover the particularly dangerous parts. They also get grouped with the unicyclists. We like chaos.
There are CX unicycles?
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