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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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    when maneuvering at speed they feel just like your typical road bike on a country road.
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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.
    If you don't talk to your cat about catnip, who will? =^.^=

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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'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by evangelinegale View Post
    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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    when maneuvering at speed they feel just like your typical road bike on a country road.
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    "Hey, a fixie!!"
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    "awwww."

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
    Check out vintage (c. 1960) cyclocross: "Old School, Hardcore, And Insane"
    http://www.bikerumor.com/2010/10/27/...b1cef2e49bfa,0
    thats so amazing!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cox View Post
    "You can cheat death a thousand times, but death only has to win once."
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    when maneuvering at speed they feel just like your typical road bike on a country road.
    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    "Hey, a fixie!!"
    "tzzzzzzzzzzz...."
    "awwww."

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