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    Today I raced my first cyclocross race...

    Today I raced my first cyclocross race.

    I don't have a cross bike. Instead I put brakes on my IRO, geared it 42x18 with a freewheel, and put some borrowed 'cross tires on my wheels. It looked like this:



    Staten Island cross was very wet, which made it very cold. The course was mostly flat, with lots of tight turns, a few good and muddy spots, and made good use of natural obstacles - ditches, short hills, a beach, and a whole wooded area with gutters, exposed rocks and roots, off-camber turns, narrow hardpack ledges, and a steep run-up.

    Extremely fun ****.

    I highly recommend racing cyclocross.
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    Nice, I just did my first CX race and it was a blast.
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    seems very fun, I dont know of any around here though

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    Mean lookin IRO you got there...

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    How did the brakes hold up to the mud and wet?
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    mr b - where are you? cross is everywhere, its just kinda hidden...

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    I am in Indiana, I did some research for cross in midwest.. I found some, I am 20 minutes from Chicago, so I will definitely be looking into it more.

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    I love CX, this was my first season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricekilla View Post
    How did the brakes hold up to the mud and wet?
    Just fine. There was plenty of mess but not a whole lot of thick mud. I didn't have much caking going on so everything worked out well.
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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