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Old 08-17-09, 08:55 PM
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Making the switch.

When do you guys switch over from road to cross? This is my second year racing cross and I enjoy it much more than road or crit racing. I want to get an early jump on cyclocross but I have 3 or 4 more road races on tap for the season.
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Old 08-18-09, 05:32 AM
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I've pretty much shut down on racing road, especially since I have to travel more to find races. I took 10 days completely off the bike about 2 weeks ago.

I've now started running and boy is it a completely different work out. My first race is 9/12 so getting ready for that
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Originally Posted by pungee View Post
When do you guys switch over from road to cross?
About a month ago for me. In general, it's a good idea to take a break between seasons. You know, that whole burnout thing.
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Old 08-18-09, 07:17 PM
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I think I have made the decision to shut down road for the year. Signed up for my first cross race on the 29th of August. I still am going to do one more road race but that isn't until October.
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Old 08-19-09, 07:22 AM
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About this time of year is when I put the road wheels on the cross bike and start getting used to the fit. I'll start a bit of running next week and probably at the end of the month start training on the practice cross course. I've started mountain bike riding at least once a week about a month ago too. I find MTB riding to be very good training for cross.
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Old 08-19-09, 07:43 AM
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The switch?

The only reason I've been racing on the road is to prepare for 'cross. This year I bought a 29er and did some short track mountain bike races in an effort to improve my off-road riding skills.

I've been back on the 'cross bike for about 2 weeks. I'll usually get on the 'cross bike once a week until after Labor Day weekend (which marks the end of the road season in St. Louis).
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Old 08-19-09, 07:59 AM
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Old 08-19-09, 12:59 PM
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My last planned road race of the season is this Sunday. Then it's a week or two of JRA and starting a new job before I do anything that resembles 'training'. I've been on my 'cross bike about twice a week for the past few months just to mix things up on easy rides, but have been starting to get a little more serious about practicing dismounts and remounts and whatnot.
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