Notices
Southern California Southern California

Getting started with cross?

Old 01-22-12, 10:11 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 85
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Getting started with cross?

Are any of you cyclocross riders? How do/did you get started? Are there any weekly recurring rides near West LA/Santa Monica?
happa95 is offline  
Old 01-23-12, 12:51 AM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 911
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Well, the season just ended.
Starting in late August or September; https://www.socalcross.com will fire up their clinics with races starting in mid to late September most likely.
I'm pretty sure there was a westside training group this year.
Also check the socalcross facebook page, it gets more updates.

I got started by going to one of those clinics.
You can use a MTB to race if you want - or go all in and get a CX bike.
Rumpled is offline  
Old 01-23-12, 03:07 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 85
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Cool, thanks for the info. Is there a single speed category for CX? I was thinking of building a single speed CX bike that could double as a commuter...
happa95 is offline  
Old 01-23-12, 07:15 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 911
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
This year there were Single Speed A and B categories for the men. A single division for the women.
You can also race a SS in the other classes, just suffer a bit more.
Rumpled is offline  
Old 01-27-12, 07:11 PM
  #5  
Junior Member
 
theruined's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Gabriel
Posts: 14

Bikes: Specialized CruX Elite

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I just bought my first bike in a long time and I ended up buying a spec. I am starting to venture into the mountainous areas for some strength training. I wouldn't think a single speed for cx is all too wise since it's such a versatile bike that you wouldn't want to limit your possibilities, but hey, that's just me.
theruined is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
badbikemechanic
Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational)
9
11-28-13 04:48 PM
Stlbill
Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg)
16
11-08-12 09:39 AM
Debusama
Cyclocross Racing
10
10-10-11 12:35 PM
bdcheung
Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational)
23
09-05-10 05:11 AM
octopus magic
Cyclocross Racing
17
05-13-10 10:42 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.