Hyattsville CX Video: Risk vs. Reward

Thanks everybody for coming out to Hyattsville CX. We had around 600 folks racing and could not have asked for a better day. It may have even been too hot during the afternoon races. Crazy.

The little modifications we made to the front side of the course seemed to be universally applauded and although a lot of people got a little too close and personal with the muddy wooded section, the new feature was a success.

Let us know what you thought so we can make the race even better next year.

Until then, here’s a little taste of what went down at Magruder Park this past Sunday.



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5 Responses to “Hyattsville CX Video: Risk vs. Reward”

  1. joel

    love it! i’ve never seen the bills stuck in a course before. is that a “normal” thing? i think you should have to face plant on one and dig it out with your teeth in order to claim it … like bobbing for road apples.

  2. pat

    Wow, as brutal as it was to race that section of the course, it is even more brutal to watch it. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many endo’s in such a short period of time. I had my endo in a practice lap, and avoided riding that section like the plague during the race!

  3. Paul

    This was a smart addition to the Hyattsville course. I don’t know what else lies beyond the woodline, but I’d encourage using more of it next year if possible. Limiting visibility shakes things up by making it harder for people to measure gaps and measure their efforts.

    Great video with real production value and a top-shelf soundtrack, as always. Did you see Ted Leo open for GBV at the Black Cat in 2001, or is this just coincidence?

  4. Big Blue Circle A

    First year racing Hyattsville and I cannot imagine the course without the wooded section. It was a perfect break from the lovely tight and twisties on the rest of the course. Nailed that downhill every lap, but struggled in the mud and slight incline leading out of the woods. I’ll be back for more next year.

  5. Larry

    I am glad I got to help design the right hander after the dumpsters coming out of the baseball diamond! It was like a natural berm! : ) Gotta love BMX minded integration!

    As soon as I dont care about my bicyle anymore or trying to win I will be hopping those barriers!


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