Archive for December 2008


Bilenky Urban Junkyard Cross 2008: The One With The Tetanus Shot

December 28th, 2008 — 12:10am

The Bilenky Cycle Works Urban Junkyard Cyclocross Race is not your typical cross race. Unless your idea of typical includes riding through stacks of junked cars, ducking under I-beams, traversing railroad ties and taking a trip through a storage trailer. Like the City of Brotherly Love, this race is gritty, a bit rough around the […]

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CX Nationals: The One With The Hills

December 21st, 2008 — 2:36pm

The U.S. Cyclocross Championships took place the week of December 9 in Kansas City, Missouri. Racers were met with a festive atmosphere, constantly changing conditions and a week full of top-notch cyclocross action. At this point you already know who won, so I wanted to get into the weeds and find out about the travel, […]

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Something To Chew On

December 20th, 2008 — 8:11am

I am in the process of putting together some great interviews from last week’s Cyclocross Nationals in Kansas City. While you wait for that, check out a tongue-in-cheek article I put together for Cyclocross Magazine. It features quotes from some of the past interviews put together for this site. You can find it here. Let […]

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Capital ‘Cross 2008: The One With The Wind

December 12th, 2008 — 11:39am

The MAC cyclocross series held its finale December 7 at the Capital ‘Cross Classic in Reston, Virginia. Lake Fairfax Park hosted a great day of racing that can be summed up in one word: wind. The course featured a new run-up followed by a dodgy off-camber descent and wind, wind, wind. Racers were greeted with […]

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MABRA CX Championship 2008: The One For The Mudders

December 3rd, 2008 — 11:14pm

The MABRA cyclocross series held its championship race in Taneytown, Maryland, November 30. Purists might say it was perfect cross weather. Sane observers would say it was 35 degrees and raining. Flanders and Swann would say “Mud, mud glorious mud.” Racers were treated to a well-designed course that seemed to redefine itself throughout the day […]

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Kisscross 2008: The One With The Honor Code

December 2nd, 2008 — 12:13am

West Michigan’s Kisscross cyclocross visited Richmond Park in Grand Rapids November 16 for race #6 of this unique and brilliant series. For the uninitiated, Kisscross is a grassroots series that puts a premium on fun, hard racing and the ability to count under pressure. That’s right, all those times you asked Mrs. Jones in seventh […]

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