Archive for September 2011


Winchester Apple Cross Course Preview

September 30th, 2011 — 11:35am

Winchester Apple Cross, race #2 of the MABRAcross Super 8 Series, is this Sunday. The Winchester Wheelmen have once again put together an outstanding event, featuring a technical yet fluid course and a great atmosphere for a full day of cyclocross fun. The course preview relies on helmet-cam video from last year’s race. As has […]

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Riding Barriers vs. Bunny Hopping: A Primer

September 29th, 2011 — 11:52am

Had this up on the Tumblr account, which you can find at cxhairs.tumblr.com and believe it is worthwhile to post here, too. It is a short public service announcement intended to¬†clear up some confusion in the cyclocross community. Compare and contrast. “bunny-hop”: “riding barriers”: The more you know … Thanks for watching and see you […]

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Tacchino Tandem Cross

September 26th, 2011 — 9:03am

The Tacchino Cyclocross went down yesterday at Rosaryville State Park. Although over 600 racers prepared diligently for mud and rainy conditions, the day offered up no such nastiness. A couple spots of the slick stuff on the course kept everybody honest but no rain meant the bouncy castle was packed with kids and the party […]

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Tacchino Cyclocross Preview

September 24th, 2011 — 10:49am

Tacchino Cyclocross, the first race in the BikeReg.com MABRAcross Super 8 Series, is this Sunday and I’ve been told several times by Jim “Unholy Promoteur” McNeeley that a course preview wouldn’t be worth the ones and zeros it was recorded on because the course is unrecognizable from last year’s edition. We know that the course […]

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Charm City Cyclocross Day 2

September 20th, 2011 — 5:22pm

There was this ice cream truck, no doubt drawn by the crowd of seemingly undernourished folks in the middle of Baltimore’s Druid Hill Park, who spent most of the day course-side at Charm City Cyclocross. It’s a free country, and I’m not one to turn away from a good ice cream sandwich or drumstick, but […]

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2011 Charm City Cyclocross

September 19th, 2011 — 9:56pm

Despite being in existence for seven years, Charm City Cyclocross went out and did a couple things it never had before. One on purpose, and one predetermined by nature. For the first time, it actually rained a little bit on race day at Baltimore’s Druid Hill Park. Not a nasty drenching rain that leaves you […]

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Charm City Cross Course Preview With Kris Auer And Bad Andy

September 16th, 2011 — 9:32am

The seventh running of the Charm City Cross happens this weekend in Baltimore’s Druid Hill Park. What started as a one day event with around 300 total riders has quickly grown into one of the premier East Coast events with two days of UCI and non-UCI racing and over 1000 cyclocrossers pinning on numbers. We […]

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The Run Up To Cross Season

September 13th, 2011 — 9:51pm

Crikeys. Where did the summer go? Or the spring and end of winter, for that matter. It’s already cross season? Every year seems to follow the same pattern. Wait, wait, wait, wait … and … WAIT!!! I’m not ready, yet! The MAC has already started, MABRAcross Super 8 gets going a week from Sunday, Charm […]

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