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Beth Hamon replied to Beth Hamon's discussion the "pre-season" season
"Hi fellas -- thanks for commenting. However, this post is from last year; and due to changes in my knees and my career I am not racing 'cross at all this year. Look for me next summer out at short-track, and have fun!"
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vanwacx replied to Beth Hamon's discussion the "pre-season" season
"Plenty of stellar races to choose from this month. You already missed two. Check out Zaandercross on the 22nd. Only 10 minutes from that place you did most of your short track racing. Alpenrose is great and all. But the Crusade is such a circus,…"
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"So here's the deal: My knees began hurting a lot more this past year, even during short-track season, even after I'd begun working out with weights and doing stretching and everything else. I had a glorious short-track season in 2011 and…"
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race report: cross crusade 2011/PIR-Pro Paddock

Today was my last race of the year. It was a very good way to end my season.The rains of yesterday delivered the mud we'd waited for all season. It wasn'y especially wet or gloppy, and I didn't get a whole ton of it on me or my bike; but it was thick and deep enough in spots to slow everyone down and force many off their bikes on runups most could've ridden in dry weather and so it was good enough.The course was a modified -- some said watered down -- version of the USGP courses I'd raced the…See More
Nov 14, 2011
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Hometown:
Portland, OR
About Me:
Longtime bike shop owner and mechanic; musician, writer, teacher and artist who loves to ride a bicycle.
Current Bike Collection:
1999 Riv All-rounder for city riding
Surly Big Dummy for heavy hauling
Cross/short-track bike: 1989 Bridgestone MB-4 with numerous upgrades.
Favorite Race:
Portland short-track XC series (summer); Cyclocross Crusade series (fall).
Dream Bike:
The bike I'm on at any given moment
Favorite thing about cyclocross:
The mud, the noise and the sheer wackiness of carrying your bike 300 feet so you can ride it for 50. Basically it's a rolling party.
How long have you been racing cyclocross?
Since 2009. Love, love, LOVE it.
Racing category:
weekend warrior

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race report: cross crusade 2011/PIR-Pro Paddock

Posted on November 14, 2011 at 8:49am 2 Comments

Today was my last race of the year. It was a very good way to end my season.



The rains of yesterday delivered the mud we'd waited for all season. It wasn'y especially wet or gloppy, and I didn't get a whole ton of it on me or my bike; but it was thick and deep enough in spots to slow everyone down and force many off their bikes on runups most could've ridden in dry weather and so it was good enough.



The course was a modified -- some said watered down -- version of the USGP…

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cross crusade 11-6-11: barton park

Posted on November 6, 2011 at 9:30pm 3 Comments

I skipped this race last year due to a scheduling conflict. I was bummed because it had poured all day and there was tons of beautiful, gloppy mud. Oregon Public Broadcasting had sent out a film crew and shot a video of the race for a story on Oregon Field Guide. It had been an epic day of Oregon cyclocross, and I had missed it. I was determined not to miss Barton again.



What went wrong: 



1. The weather. It… Continue

race report: cross crusade 2011/hillsboro

Posted on October 24, 2011 at 8:08pm 0 Comments

Another week of dry weather meant another Cross Crusade course that was flat, dry and fast. I was not excited as the MAX train pulled into the Washington County Fairgrounds station. I signed in, caught up with the fellas from Crank, and eventually parked my stuff. I walked the course to check it out. Most of it would be deadly dull for my little singlespeed bike and painful for my slow little legs; a few switchbacks near the barns and a decision by race organizers NOT to bring back the six-pack… Continue

race report: cross crusade 2011/PIR-Heron Lakes

Posted on October 16, 2011 at 7:30pm 3 Comments

The day dawned cool, almost crisp, and cloudy. I enjoyed a nice ride down to the venue from my house. By the time I'd gotten to PIR at around 10:15 am, the clouds were breaking up a little. By noon the sun had broken through and I no longer needed my long-sleeved base layer; I swapped in a lighter sleeveless layer instead. The course was mostly dry, with long stretches of gravel and pavement that I didn't remember from last year. What mud there was was dry and tacky. In short, this was a…

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At 4:11pm on November 27, 2009, Dave Queen gave Beth Hamon a gift
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Check out Curtlo cycles in Winthrop, Washington. My steel CX frame was a quarter the cost of my Ti Seven road frame and every bit as good.
 
 
 

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