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Badger Prairie Cross

Fall is clearly a season of transition. As the weather crosses over from long warm days to short brisk ones now is the time to make a similar shift in how you recreate outside. For many in southern Wisconsin, particularly those who love to bike, cyclocross is the ideal changeover sport to bridge the cool autumn months before the first snowfall.

“I am all over this,” said Ryan Griessmeyer, “It’s a whole new breed of sport for me,… Continue

Added by James Edward Mills on October 19, 2009 at 6:01am — No Comments

Bad breathing

Not asthma it is COPD so going to have to try and find a new program so I can breathe when I race and quit sucking through a straw, althuogh the three fractured ribs from Alpenrose are not helping!

Added by smitty on October 18, 2009 at 8:22pm — 1 Comment

High Country Cyclocross Series - current season standings

Big thanks to Boone Bike and Touring, Magic Cycles, and Black Cat Burrito for making this possible.

Season Standings

Cat 1 Male

Rider Total 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15

1 Noah Niwinski 114 30 0 30 24 0 30

2 Ross Bowden 57 0 0 0 27 30 0

3 Jeff Welch 54 0 27 27 0 0… Continue

Added by Pirate Race Productions on October 18, 2009 at 6:47am — No Comments

Minnesota State Cyclocross Championships Race Weekend!

Lazer Helmets is proud to support the Minnesota State Cyclocross Championships Race Weekend!

Please consider coming to Minneapolis November 14-15 for a great weekend of racing including the Saturday State Championships and the Sunday GP Zac Daab!

Details here:

Added by Lazer Helmets on October 15, 2009 at 9:01pm — No Comments

Don't miss any racing due to a cold this year.

My wife and I have been into natural health for nearly 20 years. During my studies as a Naturopath, I have come to subscribe to teh biological terrain theories. One of my mentors,Steven Horne, as well as other great Naturpaths including J.H. Tilden, have been teaching this methodology for nearly a century. So, it is not a new idea. Steven Horne is confident that we can shorten the time it takes to recover from a cold or a flu to 24 hours or less. He states that you can even be over an acute… Continue

Added by WaynePedranti on October 15, 2009 at 5:32pm — No Comments

2009 Surf City #1

Surf City #1, Soquel High School, Soquel. After last weeks total kick in the kidneys I was looking forward to a flatter course, and Soquel HS is pretty flat. Also it's a great venue. I had thought going into this season I had a better fitness base than last year. Not entirely evidenced by last weeks performance, I was humbled in the reality that I may be in better shape to start the season that last year, but don't go thinking I'm in great shape. Regardless I looked forward to this race as the… Continue

Added by Geoff Gunderson on October 12, 2009 at 10:47am — 2 Comments

First post since last season; BASP #1

BASP #1: McLaren Park, SF. Once again Tom Simpson has punched us all in the collective gullet for the series opener. The upside is that it's done. I don't hate this course the way some others do, although it's not friendly to anyone whose not in total supreme shape, which I'm not. In December, this course would be better for me, since I'll be stronger then than now. But it's the opener, and it's hard. The course this year is the 4th version in as many years, and I think that's a good thing. I… Continue

Added by Geoff Gunderson on October 12, 2009 at 9:49am — No Comments


Anyone been able to register for Nats? I can get on the site, but it says not open yet....

Added by Carl Boni on October 9, 2009 at 9:26pm — 5 Comments

What is Optimum Health

It is not possible to achieve optimum health without knowing what it is. Optimum means of the greatest degree. It is the highest level that can be obtained or achieved. When applied to health, it means, on the surface, the healthiest we can be. It is more than that.

Many people believe that health is nothing but the absence of disease. If the medical establishment has not pinned a disease on you, then you must be healthy. This cannot be further from the truth. Health exists on… Continue

Added by WaynePedranti on October 6, 2009 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Let's Hear It for the Guys and Gals at the Back of the Pack!

Yesterday's race was quite fast with a few rollers, two sets of barriers and a killer run-up. (I hear that some people were riding it...Grrr.) I felt good for the most part but I definitely suffered there on the last lap. However, I consider it a success to have finished the race and without being lapped by those skinny guys this time!

Let's hear it for the bottom 10 of the the field! It's not a very prestigeous place in terms of the ranking; but there's a definite bond of kindred… Continue

Added by Chris Beaver on October 5, 2009 at 9:00am — 13 Comments

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.

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


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

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