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Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Sitting On Fire

Further to an earlier post the organisers of the CBR Cyclocross race have posted a pre-registration link.

Make your computer go here to provide your details if you plan to race...

In other news (and if you don't read the comments) plans for a Wangaratta race are moving slowly forwards and rumours are emerging of a Southern NSW 'Cross Crit later in November.

Oh and somewhere else in the world people are getting really muddy.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Not Just Another Mouth.

Hey, if anyone in the entire universe is still interested in hearing me talk about Cyclocross, I'm doing a radio interview with Geelong's 94.7 The Pulse at 3pm today. Pray for decent reception / hilarious anecdotes. That's right Eleanor, I will be talking about you.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Rewind, Selector!

So you think 'cross season is over... well....
The nation's capital is coming through with something for the junkies to get another fix.

Emails are already circulating amongst the crew down here about making it up.

Given it's relative proximity to some of our new friends I'd suspect they might make an appearance as well.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Crail Life

While I look outside (down here in Melbourne) and you'd think winter was still very much in season, I can only point to the slowly rising mercury (Hey Kids - it's what we used before the internet made the B.O.M/TheAge/SMH/etc reasily available) to dissuade myself from this idea.

However on the other side of the world it's just the beginning of the 'Cross season and for those out there who have just caught the 'bug' here's some good background about who is who and what to (maybe) expect from them this year...

As for me, I'll be hoping that Tree-Bon uses his crazy long legs to push his Kona to a few titles in the US (the 'Tall Timbers' of Kona's Cx team are my favourite team hands-down - great attitudes and even better racers). The Cannondale team are really good, but to me they are bit like that team that always wins (and their goofy 9 ball kit leaves me cold, even if it isn't current).

Over in the 'heartland' I'll be watching for Nys to come back after a quieter season, as someone who is a slower starter I look to his ability to climb back through the field and into contention as an inspiration. I'm also partial to Pauwels for some reason (it may be the way his name sounds when the flemish commentators get excited) and the rationalist in me has to acknowledge Stybar for his amazing domination last year. Yeah - he was THAT good last year and earnt all his titles with hard work.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Hey! I Feel Alright!

Got a credit card? Here's how you should use it.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Here Comes Another One.

Everyone is psyched for CX! Sure, Dirty Deeds may have taken the torch and run with it this winter (and we'll be back again next June), but now it's in your hands. Convince Wangaratta Cycling Club, for example, to light some torches of their own. Scroll down that page a little bit to see what I'm talking about.

Like A Walk In The Grass.

While there's still no dedicated CX forum in Australia, if you're bored and looking to kill time at work, I'd suggest you check out here. This here blog will likely slow down a little bit over summer, but the folks at the forum there don't ever, won't ever, can't ever stop.

And yes, I know, I've gotta update the results / aggregate page. I'll get to it soon, alright?

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Really Major Melody

After the fun and (mud)games of Dirty Deeds there is a heightened interest in buying a 'cross bike.
This was on my RSS reader (and is a great blog)
- which refers to this which is notable not for the actual post (which I'm not in full agreement with), but for the comments
- which lead me to this, which is a very good summary (IMO) of some of the aspects of fitting 'cross bikes.

Your mileage might vary... but you have to start somewhere.

Green Teeth Kiss

While Dirty Deeds is done for the year, the US Grand Prix of Cyclocross (the granddaddy of US CX series) is just about to begin.

Check the promo video out for some background to the series and 'cross in general (as well as some excellent race footage)...

U.S. gran prix of cyclocross from Jim Fryer/BrakeThrough Media on Vimeo.

We have also been lucky to have some great feedback on our series (and particularly the final event) from blogs, to tweets to interesting discussions to in-person high fives. Thanks again...