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Tips for first race in snow

Started this discussion. Last reply by andrew Dec 15, 2013. 6 Replies

Racing Beaver cross in CT on sunday. Forecast for this weekend is calling for snow (5" sat night, then 1" sunday morning around start time)Any one have any tips for racing/riding (other than tire…Continue

Tags: racing, tips, snow, cx

Gran Prix Gloucester Race Report – Race for the Lantern Rouge

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Wilson Oct 4, 2013. 1 Reply

Hey Everyone,I had first CX race this past  weekend in Gloucester and wrote a little about it here. I had a…Continue

Tags: prix, gloucester, report, gran, gpg

Complete Training Guide

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chad Rector Aug 6, 2013. 9 Replies

Hey Everyone,Cross season is rapidly approaching, obviously CXMag is the place to be for all your 'cross needs, but we put together a list of some additional training resources for everyone in our…Continue

Tags: #cx, #noob, #training

Building up for Cross season

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gio Fiorenza Sep 16, 2013. 12 Replies

what is everyone doing to get ready for cross season? I need to build up more power so ill be doing intervals and sprints  before I switch over to more technique focused training as the fall…Continue

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Tips for first race in snow

Racing Beaver cross in CT on sunday. Forecast for this weekend is calling for snow (5" sat night, then 1" sunday morning around start time)Any one have any tips for racing/riding (other than tire pressure) in snow? What is the best way to tackle the snow, high cadence or keeping the power down?See More
Dec 15, 2013
andrew replied to Nick DiGangi's discussion Tips for first race in snow
"sorry to hear, but it's all learning for next year, right? keep trying it this winter when mother nature gives you the white stuff. it's the beauty of cyclocross - you never know what the conditions will be, and sometimes if you lack in…"
Dec 15, 2013
Nick DiGangi replied to Nick DiGangi's discussion Tips for first race in snow
"UPDATE: race was today, long story short... it SUCKED! Snow turned to rain late last night and the entire course was just a giant slush pit. ended up being a real power course, and since i have the watts of a 12 year old girl..i was a DNF. done…"
Dec 15, 2013
Nick DiGangi replied to Nick DiGangi's discussion Tips for first race in snow
"Perfect! I was thinking the same thing about the new snow vs. packed snow as far as line selection goes. this is super helpful. thanks again!"
Dec 12, 2013
Nick DiGangi replied to Nick DiGangi's discussion Tips for first race in snow
"awesome, thanks for the info! this is the stuff I was looking for"
Dec 12, 2013
BSUdude replied to Nick DiGangi's discussion Tips for first race in snow
"Don't let gaps open up to people you want to beat.  They will be next to impossible to close in super slippery snow conditions.  Go as hard as you can at the beginning without making mistakes.  Don't make mistakes or at…"
Dec 12, 2013
andrew replied to Nick DiGangi's discussion Tips for first race in snow
"This Hawaiian has a few tips:  Warm and dry feet and hands really help. Without those two, everything else becomes way harder. If it's snowing, a brim over glasses is awesome too.  A light grip on the handlebars is great, if…"
Dec 11, 2013
Nick DiGangi posted a discussion

Tips for first race in snow

Racing Beaver cross in CT on sunday. Forecast for this weekend is calling for snow (5" sat night, then 1" sunday morning around start time)Any one have any tips for racing/riding (other than tire pressure) in snow? What is the best way to tackle the snow, high cadence or keeping the power down?See More
Dec 11, 2013
Sean Wilson replied to Nick DiGangi's discussion Gran Prix Gloucester Race Report – Race for the Lantern Rouge
"Hey Nick, Nice race report form Gloucester, bummer on the flat but nice job finishing (hopefully your wheel didn't get damaged). You'll love Providence, amazing venue and the whole event is top notch.  I pre rode the course today…"
Oct 4, 2013
Nick DiGangi posted a discussion

Gran Prix Gloucester Race Report – Race for the Lantern Rouge

Hey Everyone,I had first CX race this past  weekend in Gloucester and wrote a little about it here. I had a blast and am looking forward to racing in Providence this weekend.Love to hear any exeperiences or stories about what to expect in Providence. Thanks!See More
Oct 4, 2013
Gio Fiorenza replied to Nick DiGangi's discussion Building up for Cross season
"Hill Sprints and intervals. Also, hitting the gym a bit to keep the muscles strong and more explosive. "
Sep 16, 2013
Chad Rector replied to Nick DiGangi's discussion Complete Training Guide
"No worries,thank you sir. I will have it up later this morning."
Aug 6, 2013
Nick DiGangi replied to Nick DiGangi's discussion Complete Training Guide
"Great find, we will add it to the article and give you some cred!"
Aug 5, 2013
Nick DiGangi replied to Nick DiGangi's discussion Complete Training Guide
"sorry for the delay, absolutely! link away!"
Aug 5, 2013
Marc J replied to Nick DiGangi's discussion Complete Training Guide
"Yer welcome! On the topic of fit I was doing some background reading yesterday and came across this page: http://www.colbypearce.com/fitting-a-cyclocross-bike/"
Aug 2, 2013
Chad Rector replied to Nick DiGangi's discussion Complete Training Guide
"I like the approach you've taken. Instead of re-writing what others have written you've found the already credible sources of information and put them into one easy to find spot. It's a big time saver from sorting through the mass of…"
Aug 2, 2013

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