Sunday, October 07, 2007

Cross Crusade

I made my way to the Cross Crusade race. I selected the Master's B class. As I watched the C class, I started to get worried. All the riders in that group seemed to have GREAT cyclocross form. I saw myself getting shelled off the back of the B's...

It wasn't quite as bad as all that. I started at the back of the pack, but was able to find my rhythm quickly and was passing people left and right. My dismount was spot-on, and I was leaping barriers like a gazelle. However, my re-mount needs help. Still, I was able to hold my own, and I think I finished in the top half of the group. I'll post up a definitive answer when the results are made official.

The DD-X worked great! Sure, I failed to clean and lube it after my mud-fest ride earlier in the week so the shifting could have been better. But the bike itself worked very well. I have a set of Curiak ENO Eccentric wheels on the way; that will cure the shifting issues real quick.

Speaking of singlespeeding, there were about 100 ss crossers at this race. They went off just before the Men's Open B class, and promptly turned in the fastest lap of the day (up to that point). They were wicked fast-here are a few pics:



Yes, we did run up those stairs. Many times...
Anyway, it was a good day. I had fun, and I plan to go back. This was kind of a tame version of this event, as no beer was permited on site. I guess things will be a little crazier next week. I'll let you know...

5 comments:

alexdolpp said...

Wow, what a surprise. Just realized you moved away... good luck out there. I heard Portland is sweet.

Keep me posted on interesting races out there, always wanted to go to that part of the country.

Danielle said...

post a picture of Bernie!!

Endurosnob said...

Nice!! Wave to dive right in.

Paddy Humenny said...

love the stairs!!

what? no fotoshopped pic of ya this time???

Anonymous said...

Jeff Palma Raced the SS Division, He did pretty well - Bernie