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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 01-19-11, 12:59 PM   #1
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Another reason to try cyclocross racing

It was about 34 degrees out as I was riding to work today. It rarely gets that cold here, so I use slick tires for commuting. I had no problems most of the way in, but fate finally caught up to me and I hit a patch of ice as I was making a left turn in a residential neighborhood, and my front tire slid. A few years ago, I would have certainly hit the ground hard in this situation, but today I was able to keep the bike upright. I'm thinking it's because of all the hours I've put in racing in the mud.
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Old 01-19-11, 09:11 PM   #2
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did you put a foot down?
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Old 01-19-11, 09:34 PM   #3
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Nope. I managed to get it out of the slide just by a couple of quick handlebar moves and some weight shifting.
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that is impressive. too bad there's no vid bc now I'm kind of curious.
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