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Canada's version of the Hell of the North - Paris Roubaix, with dirt and singletrack

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Comment by Joe B on April 27, 2011 at 10:50am

@deckard - Congrats on a stong finish in challenging conditions.

 

Try the Ramble Around Prattsburgh  http://ramblearoundprattsburgh.blogspot.com/ on May 15 in the Finger Lakes area. Also, the Tour of Pelham 35K race in St. Catherines has a similar format (it is over, was held April 3).

 

I probably won't be able to do the Ramble - but if I do will use gears if they don't have a SS division.

 

I am looking for more of this kind of racing in our area - so if anybody out there knows of enduro CX racing in Western NY, Southern Ontario or North/Central Penna please post!!!

 

Comment by deckard on April 27, 2011 at 10:38am

im new. this was my first CX race and my first time in mud. took me 3hrs 19sec on 42/16.

it was an absolute blast. hoping to better my time next year.

 

@joe b - can you suggest another good point to point in the area i should be entering?

 

Comment by Joe B on April 27, 2011 at 4:04am

@ CX Mag - Yes SS for 60K, fortunately this course is mostly flat and includes several road stretches. I ran a 42x17, which was too soft (the six guys who finished ahead of me were all running 16 cogs).

 

@Jeremy - these enduro-style races are very old school - we have a couple in Ontario but there should be more!

Comment by Jeremy on April 26, 2011 at 7:20pm
That is simply awesome!!!! I have to find an event like that here in the south.....
Comment by Cyclocross Magazine on April 26, 2011 at 12:20pm
Joe B, ss for 60k? what gear did you use?  congrats on finishing...looks like a fun race we'd love to check out at some point.
Comment by Joe B on April 26, 2011 at 10:41am

That's me at 1:00 minute mark... just before the camera pans to the horses, which were much more interesting.

This is a great race... and one of the few in our area to offer at single speed division.

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