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David Douglas SS race 9/3/2011

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Nov 30, 2012
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"Nincrossi SS race video from Saturday. Lots of up and down. Chose a 42x22. The winner rode a 40x17. Linky here ..."
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Single speed race. 10/13/2012. Washougal MX Park near Portland, OR.Linky since embed doesn't seem to work: Here's the video ... See More
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people that bring bikes with one gear to cross races hang out in here....
Oct 11, 2012
vanwacx replied to Cyclocross Magazine's discussion First race of the season? Share it with us.
"Two races so far: Raced my bike: David DouglasI’ve been writing race reports for a long time now and while I don’t think I have reports for all my races, I have them for most. I looked back at some of my old reports last week and was…"
Sep 14, 2012
vanwacx replied to J Sanders's discussion single speed worlds
"Surprised that the East Coast hasn't stepped up to host. Isn't location based on the winner's home? That kind of limits location."
Sep 14, 2012
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,…"
Sep 14, 2012
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Vancouver, WA
About Me:
Family man who needs to scratch that itch. That means I'm time and money limited -- I want the most bang for my buck. CX works for me.
Current Bike Collection:
Eddy Merckx Alu-cross set up SS 42x18
Redline Monocog 29er set up 34x20 (34x16 for short track)
GT R1000 (team version) set up as rain bike (fenders) 46x18 or 46x17
Giant Omnium track bike 47x15
Cannondale Al frame (Optium or something) with actual gears

[One of these things is not like the other ...]
Favorite Race:
Cross Crusade Alpenrose -- kickoff to the series and always a sentimental favorite.
Dream Bike:
The one that works for me
Favorite thing about cyclocross:
Crushing the souls and mashing gears
How long have you been racing cyclocross?
9 years
Racing category:
veteran, singlespeed

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Short track #1: June 05

Posted on June 5, 2012 at 9:56am 0 Comments

Fark, that was a slap in the face. Did the single speed race then the 45+ race. I felt good for about two minutes which meant my start was great. Then I lost positions the remainder of the race. You know how you're supposed to pop it out of the corners? Get up on the pedals and stomp, stomp, stomp? That didn't really happen. I was flat.

Then there was the second race where I never felt good. The results have me DFL but I swear there was a dude behind me that doesn't show up in…


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