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September 2009 Blog Posts (11)

Blue in Green Mountains

My cross comeback suffered an unoprepared, unpreridden and greasy date with humility. Reality sucks -- things just don't come around as quickly at 50+. So why'm I similin :)

Added by Bruce Thompson on September 29, 2009 at 11:44am — 1 Comment

Training rides in Wash.,DC-Va and MD area

Very new to cyclocross and looking for places to do training rides and for group rides in the DC/VA/MD area--- any information will be appreciated--- thanks Joe W

Added by Joe Wilczynski on September 29, 2009 at 6:38am — No Comments

Beaver and Vervecken!

After Vervecken's 1st place finish in the the USGP race on Sunday, I got to chat with him and get a great picture. He's a very nice guy and such a diplomat for CX, bringing the spirit of Belgian cycling to Sun Prairie for a great weekend! It was pretty awesome to have semi-muddy courses each day for the Cat. 4 races at 8:30 a.m. I couldn't help but imagine myself racing in Hooglede-Gits back in 2007 (even though I was in the way back of the field each day).



Renée Callaway, J.P.… Continue

Added by Chris Beaver on September 28, 2009 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Rainier High Course!

I have been working on the Course most every night last week switching up a few of the lines and just trying to shorten it up a little and try and make it a little more spectator friendly, I like short fast laps as opposed to long grinders that last for 12 minutes, the lond down hill will be there and dont worry the long climb will be there also!
Two weeks and its on a grudge race with the boys and girls from Seattle!

Added by smitty on September 27, 2009 at 10:42am — 2 Comments

Sports Nutrition is an Art and a Science

Just mentioning the term “Sports Nutrition” conjures up images of muscle bound body builders in a gym. This image has partially been created by the marketing industry that has portrayed products for weight loss and bulking in this manner. However, the truth of the matter is that sports nutrition is not just for the body builders. It is in fact for anyone who breaths, moves, eats, or lives. It is a lifestyle that leads to optimum health. Sports Nutrition involves what and how we eat, what… Continue

Added by WaynePedranti on September 27, 2009 at 9:18am — No Comments

A Stacked Field and Mud in the Forecast

When I checked the confirmed riders list this morning for the USGP #1 in Sun Prairie, I saw there were already 90 registered riders for the Cat. 4 race! I've never seen such a huge field in CX before. Also, the forecast calls for some rain tomorrow afternoon, so the Elites should be pretty muddy by 3:00. Since it's already raining a little this afternoon, I would assume the course is going to be a bit greasy still at 8:30 a.m.



I'm going to go pick up my race number this evening and… Continue

Added by Chris Beaver on September 25, 2009 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Remington Cross for Kids - October 18th - Calgary, Alberta Canada

The second annual Remington Cross for Kids will occur on October 18th, 2009 at Canada Olympic Park, Calgary, Alberta. This race is an Alberta Cyclocross series race and is open to any and all UCI licensed riders. In addition to being an exciting and challenging event, this race also raises funds for the Kids Cancer Care Foundation. Please come out for a ton of fun and support a very worthwhile cause.

http://midweekmayhem.ca/index.cfm?action=ss.main&ss=307&s=177&c=52

Added by Finn Pedersen on September 16, 2009 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Released!

Went to the doctor and was given the go ahead to lay the hammer down and start racing, well at least start really training for racing now, I have been riding but have been retricting my heart rate so I have alot of ground to make up real fast! I hope to feel good enough to go and race out in Hood River on the weekend of the 19-20 but we will see no rush CrossCrusade does not start until 10/04, and I would like to be sorta fit for that! Time ta giver

Added by smitty on September 11, 2009 at 6:39am — No Comments

Practice Makes Perfect for Some?

Added by Roger F. Harrison on September 4, 2009 at 11:54am — 3 Comments

Frame Size?

Frame Size Question??? I'm looking for a cross frame. I rode a 60cm Eddy Merckx road frame back in the 80's. I ride a "Large" Giant TCR-1 road frame now... I'm looking to get into Cyclocross and am having some "Sticker Shock" with the new bikes! I have straddled Trek and Scott Road Bikes and it looks like a 58 is pretty nice... so my question is should I ride a 60cm or go 58 on a used frame?

Added by Tom Atkins on September 3, 2009 at 6:21pm — 2 Comments

Suspension Seatpost's?

Anybody tried a suspension seatpost before. I have a couple back surgeries behind me and was considering a Cane Creek after tonights ride.

Added by Troy G on September 3, 2009 at 12:04am — 3 Comments

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