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So it's May and October seems an awful long way off.  My bike is nearly completely disassembled in the shop.  The bare frame and fork are sitting there on the stand.  I don't know what to do.

 

I think I made need to go  sniff the new griffos or fangos in the basement.

 

Maybe I need to buy a new frame.

Anyone have a training plan?

Maybe I need to get serious about buying my tubular wheels.

 

 

How do I stop the shakes or withdrawl? Maybe a Delerium Tremens?

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Comment by Gemma Kernich on May 24, 2011 at 12:28am
Comment by Molly Hurford on May 23, 2011 at 4:53am
I'm with Eric- no matter how much road or mountain or whatever that I do ride (and it's a lot), it just isn't the same as racing or the crew of people from cyclocross. I think I'm going to get team cx practice started in June or July for my team, especially the newbies, just so I can get out and ride with my favorite people again!
Comment by Eric Wright on May 23, 2011 at 4:23am

Thanks Molly and Lukas.

I am working on building some easily schlepp-able barriers and Molly, I'll be looking tuesday for that plan.

Lukas, I ride the road plenty, and it's not a matter of me getting out there- I think I had nearly 10 hours of Saddle time this weekend.  I just miss the specialness of cyclocross- the camaraderie, communion the mud the cowbells.  To me those elements are difficult to reproduce in a hot Alabama summer where you to have to crank the pace on a road ride to get enough breeze to keep the sweat from  running down your steerer tube like the Mississippi.

Comment by Lukas Haines on May 22, 2011 at 7:31pm
All you have to do is get off your butt and go for a ride. I'm sure you can scavenge some part together and make a Frankenstein. Cyclocross doesn't have to be just a winter sport. I ride year round. If you really want the rush of racing just put some slicks on and sign up for a road race. You should be in excellent shape to compete if you race Cyclocross. Again just get off your butt.
Comment by Molly Hurford on May 21, 2011 at 11:00am
While I highly recommend the Delerium Tremens option (delicious!), I'm in the exact same boat as you: 2 totally bare frames just begging to be put together, and me itching to hop some barriers. In the next couple weeks on cxmagazine.com, I'll be posting a bit about pre-season training plans (check in on Tuesday) if you're trying to make one now. I also recommend xtrerra triathlon- it's almost like a really really wet cx race, just slightly more running without the bike!

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