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SCX Steilacoom Course?

Started by Kevin J. Rusch. Last reply by Kevin J. Rusch Nov 4, 2011. 2 Replies

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Comment by Kevin J. Rusch on June 24, 2011 at 8:32pm

Thanks for the info, DStudley. That said, if anyone is game for weeknights let me know. The Weds night Woodinville ride sounds cool but unfortunately timing won't work for me.  Will they still be doing the CX training series at Marymoor closer to the season's start?


Greg - I'd love to get some weekend rides in.  Are you able to go early(ish)?  Like 8:30am or earlier?  I've got a 12 month old at home which has a lot of impact on how much, when, and what I can do and I like to get my rides done and out of the way so I can be a part of the family on weekends.  I can start later if need be though.  Do you ride road as well as CX?  I'm still game for road riding but after a little jaunt in the park I'm finding my 'cross handling rusty.  FWIW - I raced B's in SF which I'm assuming would have me riding with the 3's but officially I'm a 4 and I'm unsure of how I'll adjust to pretty different NW conditions.     

Comment by DStudley on June 24, 2011 at 3:48pm
Ride is open.  Make sure you let people know that you are new so they can keep an eye out hopefully making sure you don't miss turns. 
Comment by Greg Sparhawk on June 24, 2011 at 3:37pm
thanks for the info, any chance those wednesday rides are open?  or should i chat with somebody first?
Comment by DStudley on June 24, 2011 at 1:52pm


Out side of the race the actual course used for the race at wooldand park isn't as interesting or fun as what an individual or small group can create in a small area of the park to train and hone your skills.  The course used for the race becomes a great course when you have 60 racers and muddy conditions.


Much of the cross community are either racing road or mtb right now to gain fitness for cross.  For midweek dirt fitness there is the informal Wednesday night group rolling from Woodenville Redhook at 6:30 on MTB's this time of year, but slowly swapping to CX bikes as the season approaches.  The route is about 16 miles take ~1.5-2 hours as a race simulation.

Comment by Greg Sparhawk on June 24, 2011 at 11:36am


i'm over on the eastside but would be interested in getting in some weekend rides regardless of location.  

as for the weeknight training, i'd like to put the same option out there for anyone on the eastside, barriers at my expense.

i only raced two CAT4 last year, but have high hopes to do decent in CAT3 by the end of this season.  (just in case there are any elite riders out there that want to build themselves up by uterly destroying a newbie)

sorry to hyjack the thread.....

Comment by Kevin J. Rusch on June 24, 2011 at 11:20am
It doesn't look like this group is super active but I did want to ask if there was anyone here living around Woodland Park that would be up for showing me the 'cross course there sometime soon.  I moved back to Seattle about 6 months ago after being in San Francisco for 4 years.  While there I had an awesome course in Golden Gate Park to practice on and hone my "skills" and get my fitness into some kind of order.  I feel like I'm going to suffer this year if I don't find somewhere close by to do laps.  Can anyone help out?  I'd also love to have some folks to train with on weeknights.  I live over by Magnuson Park and I'd be game to throw together some PVC barriers and grab some cones to do drills in lieu of someplace to do laps.  Thanks! Kevin
Comment by Jason on December 27, 2009 at 1:49pm
I think you can still ride off of the small parking lot. We will probably be back for Wick's Wednesday Series least I hope so.
Comment by scotty @ uBRDO on September 29, 2009 at 9:39pm
i through a little video together from Starcrossed this year.
check it:
Comment by Jason on September 16, 2009 at 2:51pm
Gonna get spanked in my first silly speed.
Comment by Phil Oppenheimer on September 16, 2009 at 2:01pm
CX is full on. Starcrossed and Rad GP this weekend.

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