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Why is the season so short?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Savage Nov 11, 2011. 4 Replies

Here in portland you would think the cross season could easily last till the end of Feb.I feel like i'm just getting warmed up. MORE RACES! MORE RACES!Continue

More ????'s single speed vs geared bikes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sybert Nov 1, 2011. 7 Replies

I know here in oregon the SS race is with the B's(sometimes not always), but a lot of A's do race the SS as well. Is it unreal to think I could be competitive in the SS cat in my second year? I've…Continue

How important is bike weight?, How important is rider weight?

Started this discussion. Last reply by anthony sands Oct 14, 2011. 2 Replies

I know it's the rider not the bike,but I think I lost a little too much weight, I feel strong but the bike feels heavy.Continue

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About Me:
1st year of cross, 28th year of cycling, former vintage motorcycle racer, painter,carpenter, ageing punk
Current Bike Collection:
raleigh sports 3-speed, raleigh lugged mtb single speed, cheapo motobacane framed single speed cross, with my selection of parts.
Favorite Race:
Dream Bike:
vanilla single speed cross
Favorite thing about cyclocross:
the greatest thing you can do on two wheels! it makes you a better person
How long have you been racing cyclocross?
1 month
Racing category:
noob, singlespeed

Anthony sands's Blog

No more a beginner

Posted on November 14, 2011 at 12:35am 2 Comments

I  came in to season thinking I would do a couple races. I think I did 12. This might be the best or the worst sport ever,could be both. I've realized despite my 36 years of age and 0 years of bicycle racing, I still want to search and destroy! Racing C's next weekend. Thank you Metropolis Cycle Repair for having me. CX is a puzzle I will crack. 

From trying not to lose to trying to win

Posted on October 22, 2011 at 5:55pm 0 Comments

I never thought I would Race a bicycle. I'm glad I did. This was my 7th race, got 7th place. I hope those numbers don't start a trend, 102'd race 102'd place, that won't work for me. My old fighting spirt is coming back, and I love it. 

$, bike, just go dammmit.

Posted on October 5, 2011 at 5:32pm 6 Comments

New Racer here, so many ?????? I've read a ton about ; the right bike,the right tire, the right well everything it seems like. I pose a simple one. Whats the most important place to spend the all mighty $. I know thats a tall order, also how much is rider and how much is the bicycle. 

thanks for help

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