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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 10-29-10, 12:50 PM   #1
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Cyclecross is the shiz!

So I did my first cyclecross race (single speed of course, the idea of using gears out there hurts my head) and man it was a blast! Much harder than I expected though. I also came in pretty far back too . I am totally hooked. So I was wondering if any one else here rode CX or raced? Maybe some other PDXers doing cross crusades? Bike setups and tire choices?
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^^^I knew that was coming.
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Figured we had to get it out of the way so the thread could continue.
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Cross is the shiz but I like gears for cross.
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Old 10-29-10, 02:11 PM   #6
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A few of the mechanics at 21st avenue bicycle compete...You should chat it up with them. They are always a friendly group.
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I race both geared and SS cross. I've been hooked for three years now but I still suck. If you are in Portland then you have no excuse not to. Get out there and get muddy.
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just did my first race, geared, this season. i hurt my wrist but i think i might have to do it again anyway. too much awesome.

and that xtranormal is why i did it in the first place
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i live in portland and have been wondering how to get into cyclocross as in whats needed, where do i sign up?
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For the record, it's cyclocross.
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Bicyclocross.

I've been curious about it. This is how our local riders train..



But if you fall here you fall into this.

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Check out vintage (c. 1960) cyclocross: "Old School, Hardcore, And Insane"
http://www.bikerumor.com/2010/10/27/...b1cef2e49bfa,0
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i live in portland and have been wondering how to get into cyclocross as in whats needed, where do i sign up?
well at the cross crusades race I was at there were a few unicycles and as many BMX. So really its what ever bike you want... I do single speed because I dont want to have to think about gears while out there and I saw a few issues because of gears out there...
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Check out vintage (c. 1960) cyclocross: "Old School, Hardcore, And Insane"
http://www.bikerumor.com/2010/10/27/...b1cef2e49bfa,0
thats so amazing!!
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