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Old 11-06-11, 09:00 PM   #1
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Did anyone Race CX @ El Dorado Park, Long Beach?

Please share your post ride report. Was it wet and muddy? Please share some pics and video if you got them.
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Old 11-06-11, 09:37 PM   #2
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Here are some pics i took today.









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Great pics- thanks for posting. I rolled through, to watch, on my way back from the beach. Good stuff.
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It was very mixed. The JRs race and the C4's were in pouring rain on mostly wet grass. The next couple of races (including mine) were in lots of slick mud and no rain with it moving to sunshine. The last few races were less slick mud moving back to some mud and damp grass in mostly clouds.
As for me, I finished DFL in the 45+B's before zerogravity showed up to take pics of me in my nongreatness.
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Ahh Bummer!!! Ill make sure ill come earlier next time! I didn't think i was gonna take as many pix as i did..i think total i took about 300 pix...
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Please share your post ride report. Was it wet and muddy? Please share some pics and video if you got them.
Wet and muddy? Yeah...

Post ride report, it was my first CX race. Never seen one other than a couple youtube videos, so I was excited and nervous about today. When the Mens C group staged I got at the back so I could watch how people do the course, and after a lap or two I felt good enough to start passing people. Some of the corners got very slick with mud and my 2.1" wide mtb tires were having some grip issues in 2 spots. *Almost* ate it twice, but managed to stay upright. Had a couple of one on one battles in the race and those were a lot of fun....one of them ended up with the other guy pushing just a hair too hard after we swapped places a couple times and going down in one of those corners I mentioned before.

I'd lose a little time on the tight corners and every time I had to reclip in, but I'd gain time where it wasn't about skill and could just put the legs to work.

Can't say I've ever had my HR past 170 for 35 minutes straight before today.


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Thanks for sharing. Looks like it was a great day of racing.
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I went down to watch the races with my son. Looked like pretty miserable conditions when I was there (stopped raining but lots of sticky mud where the grass had been ridden through). I've been toying with the idea of trying cyclocross and wanted to check it out. I think I may try out one of the upcoming events, maybe dust off my old hard tail mt bike.
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