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    Bunnyhopping on cross bikes, hucking thread.

    anyone have any extraordinary bunnyhop skills left over from bmx or mtb days? is there a current cross bunnyhop world record? inquiring minds want to know. also, general cross bike urban hucking thread.....i dont race cross but trail ride and use my cross bike for urban hijinx as conditions neccessitate. also, cross bikes with 2 inch slicks for city riding and very large bank carving has proven extremely rewarding! id like to see a compact geometry beefy cross bike specifically for urban riding.
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    we've got both kinds, country and western.

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    If you can do that over the installed barriers , you gain a bit of time with every lap.

    flub it, and your effort shows up on the blooper video shows ..

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    I like to mountain bike with my cross bike and am not above jumping smaller sets of stairs (3-4 at most) Also not afraid to pop off jumps on trails or do tamer wall rides on some of the massive concrete banks in our town.

    With that being said, in a CX race I have never jumped the barriers. My legs are usually so tired that I can not bring myself to try and bunny hop much of anything.

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    The first barrier is very doable. The timing of the second, however...

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    seems like an alternative cross format would be popular, something more akin to giant bmx racing. no offense to cross as a sport, but the whole jumping barriers thing is lost on me. i know its physically demanding but from a fans perspective, it seems a bit silly. here, lets ride in mud, in shoes that are mostly impossible to walk in, but instead, lets run in them, jump over **** and then hop on my bike again. the whole point in inventing the bicycle was to not run. so how about never get off the bike in the first place but add big rollers, hips and dirt banks. there will still be lots of action and no dumb dismounting....so really, its motocross cyclocross, and jumpin' ****. because muricans love to watch people jump stuf. and its fun too!
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    we've got both kinds, country and western.

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    ^^ sounds good but using that just mountingbikeing.....
    Sorry, but I use a MOBILE Device so please forgive any typos or mistakes, if you have any problems understanding what I wrote PM me, but grammar Nazis will be IGNORED.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdxtex View Post
    seems like an alternative cross format would be popular, something more akin to giant bmx racing. no offense to cross as a sport, but the whole jumping barriers thing is lost on me. i know its physically demanding but from a fans perspective, it seems a bit silly. here, lets ride in mud, in shoes that are mostly impossible to walk in, but instead, lets run in them, jump over **** and then hop on my bike again. how about never get off the bike in the first place but add big rollers, hips and dirt banks. there will still be lots of action and no dumb dismounting....so really, its motocross cyclocross, and jumpin' ****. because muricans love to watch people jump stuf. and its fun too!
    You seem like a guy who has lots of great ideas. Tell us some more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flargle View Post
    You seem like a guy who has lots of great ideas. Tell us some more.
    if you are serious, then ok. if you think im hare-brained, even better! well cyclocross tends be done in a series of races, so why not have multiple disciplines? its like a cross weekend. but three differerent events. you could have the primary race with traditional barriers, a dirt crit without barriers, and then a more thrills and spills event. a dirt crit with banked turns and rollers. more akin to a bmx track, but on a much larger scale. crossbikes trump mountain bikes on actuall cross country terrain when it comes to speed. wouldn't it be fun to ride them on a cross specific pump track? thats what im thinking...anyway. i need coffee.............
    we've got both kinds, country and western.

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    Well if you can find an attendance for your version of the bike competition circus ,
    3 events all different all going on at the same time, anywhere in 'Merica,

    PDX, Portland Oregon is the place to do that ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    Well if you can find an attendance for your version of the bike competition circus ,
    3 events all different all going on at the same time, anywhere in 'Merica,

    PDX, Portland Oregon is the place to do that ..
    for sure! ive seen cross races on bmx/mtb jump courses out in the woods up in BC and portland has a kind of novelty dirt crit out on sauvie's island at krugers farm stand. its cross racing without barriers on dirt farm trails. neato. so mix laps on a bigger track with rollers and banks. i thought there used to be a bmx track out at PIR. im picturing a cross version of boardercross (snowboarding steeplechase) that started in the x-games and is now an olympic event...
    we've got both kinds, country and western.

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    Everything you're mentioning sounds a lot like, um, cyclocross to me.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV1LJtIcjQw

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdxtex View Post
    i thought there used to be a bmx track out at PIR.
    Now it becomes clear. You're thinking of short track.



    BTW, there will be a cross race that goes around this next month. We can't use that part of the track because with the November rain it would become a pure mud run. It's a lot of fun in the summer though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
    Now it becomes clear. You're thinking of short track.



    BTW, there will be a cross race that goes around this next month. We can't use that part of the track because with the November rain it would become a pure mud run. It's a lot of fun in the summer though.
    ^^^ah see, i wasnt crazy. i thought they mtb raced at pir. apparently you can bring a cross bike too. yes, so i officiailly lobby for a barrier free, summer run what you brung type of racing, like that! oooh, that got a single speed category too. see you next year on my nature boy!
    we've got both kinds, country and western.

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    Whatever cross bike that would set that bunnyhop height record would have to be supported by some sponsor's deep and reckless pockets.

    Much like the Tootsie Roll, how many pointless, staged, static bunnyhops does it take to get to the center of a cracked carbon chainstay, seat stay, downtube, etc?

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    Here's a few for you from the Ongoing Rock Lobster Airshow.


    Aaron Bradford mid-air:




    Scott Chapin and Aaron Bradford on the roots:





    Scott Chapin mid-air.



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    I am comfortable bunny hopping on my DJ and BMX bikes but I suck with the drop bars and full height saddle on my CX.

    I've always like this one
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    thats Death standing by the course ..if you miss the landing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
    Now it becomes clear. You're thinking of short track.
    Quick story, my first short track race.

    Lineup for the 2's race. Somehow get a good start. Clean, dry, packed dirt day.

    In with the lead group for the first lap. We come down the big backside jump and onto the lower tabletop. Guy ahead of me completely undestimates our speed. We are up in the air and he is settling to land on the top, but its clear we are going fast enough to hit the backside.

    So this guy is front wheel up, looking to land on top and completely overshoots it. I am starting to nose it over to hit the downside. He hits the backside front end high, rear wheel first, flips backwards, goes breakdancing all the way left to right across the jump and takes out pretty much the entire front of the field.

    I just miss running over the guy, now separated from his bike. But end up using his rear wheel for traction coming down the backside. Somehow manage to stay on the bike.

    And that is how I got my best finish ever. With luck and the most of the lead group, except me, getting wiped out on the first lap.


    Good times!

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    There was a six-pack of barriers at Kruger's Crossing yesterday. Rumor has it somebody bunny hopped all six.

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    Was there a gap between them or you mean 6-pack-hop-at-once?

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    There was a gap, about 3 steps as I recall. It was definitely enough room to land the bike between them, but I can't imagine how he had enough momentum to get through all six.

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    These were the barriers. Unfortunately I haven't seen any pics of the bunny hopping.


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