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    SoCal Cross Season Starting

    Everyone, CX season is starting September 30th. Check it out. Super fun and anyone can race.

    Lots of races throughout the season. Contact me if you have any questions.

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    I tried it twice last year and had a lot of fun. I'll probably do it again twice this year too. I'll be one of the 2 or 3 dudes on a mountain bike in beginners race at Costa Mesa.

    Most fun per $$$ I've ever gotten from a bike related event.

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    Where in Costa Mesa is the 9/30 event? Fairview Park? I'd like to spectate this year at least. Cross racing looks fun & doable for even such a candyass as I.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Merkel View Post
    Where in Costa Mesa is the 9/30 event? Fairview Park? I'd like to spectate this year at least. Cross racing looks fun & doable for even such a candyass as I.
    EVENT TYPE:
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    LOCATION:
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    See you there!
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    Awesome!
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    *Bumping*.

    Fairview Park is right off SART between Adams & Hamilton. Look for the footbridge across the river. I'll be spectating on my '96 Specialized Ground Control
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    Well, I had fun as usual. What a neat little event. Mushing through all the grass on 2" wide mountain bike tires really takes its toll, but I think they worked nicely for the sandy section.

    What shocks me is my average HR was 179 for the entire 30 minute race, and I peaked at 186bpm during the finishing sprint. Highest I've ever seen on my normal training is maybe 173. Wow.

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    I stayed until about 12:00. What were you riding? The weather was not optimum to put it nicely. Impressive diversity of bikes & riders. Kinda hoped the course would have gone up & down the bluffs at the West end of the park, but I can imagine laying out a course in a public park has it's challenges.

    I'll definitely be spectating at the Irvine event.
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    I was on a white specialized 29er and I think my race was 11:30 to noon. The weather seemed utterly fantastic to me. The west side of the course was a bit mountain bike-ish...very fun, although I would have liked more hills too. Climbs aren't really a cx thing it seems.

    I have no idea how I placed. I start towards the back and just pass throughout the race watching how others take their lines. I ate it on a tight single track corner in the dust and have some nice bruises today. Maybe I worked up to mid-field.

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    I'm bumping this because we gotta CX race close to home. Los Angeles Historic Park - Sunday.

    Plus there is noooo way anyone can say anything to get this thread closed or me banned.
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    I'm still waiting to see how I did from last week. Sure takes a while to get chip-timed results up!

    With ciclavia this weekend next to the CX course, I'm tempted to stay away. Too many people in one place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmX View Post
    I'm still waiting to see how I did from last week. Sure takes a while to get chip-timed results up!

    With ciclavia this weekend next to the CX course, I'm tempted to stay away. Too many people in one place.
    Agreed about the scoring, if it is digital why the problem? Will try and find out.
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    The results are up now. I finally worked my way into the top half of Mens C. Ah, the small victories in life

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    Cool! Just saw they were posted and was going to send you the link. I will be racing in the F's this weekend.
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