There is a common cycling analogy that is tossed around this time of year that goes something like this: road racing is classic rock and cyclocross is punk. Like punk, CX is hard, loud, chaotic and over before you know it. Like good punk/hardcore/straightedge it also hurts. In a good way.
Punk and cyclocross, for the most part, are grassroots affairs. They depend on a strong community to exist and grow. That is why I am stoked to have teamed up with some amazing bands and independent record labels that will be providing the soundtracks for today’s and future CXHairs videos.
Here is the disclaimer. This music may not be for everybody. There may be words in the lyrics you find offensive. I only ask that you give it a shot. If it is not to your liking, turn the volume off and enjoy the video.
So let’s get ready to rock and roll. Today’s 3/4 Men’s race video playlist is as follows:
3. Speakeasy~East Liberty
4. Got Damn Bicycle~The DLake (Kevin Bacon Remix)
A big thank you to Jim for his help in making this collaboration happen.
Okay. Let’s go to the video. You will see right from the start that there is much more slipping and sliding than in the Masters race. I counted at least four crashes. Stay put until the end. The big one happens right before the ten minute mark. As SpectaSport race announcer and promoter extraordinaire, Ken Getchell put it, “if you crash in front of the announcer, you get to hear your name once. If you crash in front of the ‘In The Crosshairs guy,’ you get to be on YouTube.”
Reminder: The video is in HD format. If your machine isn’t up to it. Press the red HD button on the viewer to go to normal view.
Thanks for watching.