The Big Picture: Fall Down Get Up

There is this voice that often shows up in the back my mind whenever I’m about to do something the slightest bit risky, whether it’s on a bike, my skateboard, sleeping outside in cold temperatures, getting on a plane to go somewhere new, this voice ever so faint telling me “don’t do it.” I immediately question the voice, “but this is what I want, plus it’s going to be fun” as the voice sends its rebuttals with “you could get hurt, sick, you might die!” Continue reading “The Big Picture: Fall Down Get Up”

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Crosshairs Radio Episode 53: TDDTIE (U.S. UCI Roundup and Koksijde?)

Scott, David and Bill are joined by our New York City special correspondent, Ed Nessen, for another episode of They Don’t Do That In Europe. For episode 53, we cover Northampton, CXLA, Tulsa, Supercross in the U.S. and then talk about the Koksijde that never was, Hasselt and Gavere. There’s a mix of ProCX talk thrown in and we also answer viewer mail. Continue reading “Crosshairs Radio Episode 53: TDDTIE (U.S. UCI Roundup and Koksijde?)”

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The Big Picture: Rockburn CX

Let’s take a slight walk back in time to Louisville Kentucky during the 2013 cyclocross world championships. The whole of the cyclocross community descended upon Eva Bandman Park to witness the greatest competitors of the sport race under snowy skies while the Ohio River threatened to rise and consume the course forcing all four of the weekends categories to take place on Saturday. I will argue that this was one of, if not the greatest sporting event that has ever taken place on American soil. Sure, you can say that I am biased and that is certainly true when it comes to cyclocross but let me pose a small argument to back up my claims. Continue reading “The Big Picture: Rockburn CX”

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Crosshairs Radio Episode 51: TDDTIE (Derby City Cup and More)

For episode 51, Scott, David and Bill talk about the C1/C2 Derby City Cup weekend in Louisville, Kentucky. We then jump over to Belgium to break down Sint Niklaas and Ruddervoorde. We go on some tangents, lose our way, but it all comes back together in the end for a quick history lesson about Detroit-area forts that hold cyclocross races. Continue reading “Crosshairs Radio Episode 51: TDDTIE (Derby City Cup and More)”

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The Big Picture: Cheer Globally, Race Locally II

This past Sunday was Ed Sander Memorial Cyclocross. One of the oldest cyclocross races in the MABRA region that is put on by the National Capital Velo Club in memory of a teammate who died tragically. Ed Sander worked at the Lilypons Water Gardens in Adamstown, Maryland, and the owners of that venue generously allow this race to happen year after year on their grounds. The race, which started after Sander’s death in 2001, is a fundraiser for a scholarship fund that originally was set up to pay the education costs of Ed’s then young son. Continue reading “The Big Picture: Cheer Globally, Race Locally II”

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