Cross will be here soon enough. It seem like only yesterday we were watching Mathieu van der Poel win the World Championship and continue to cement his place, along with Wout van Aert, atop the new cyclocross hierarchy. But as of this post, we are only 89 days away (according to the countdown at www.crossvegas.com) from the beginning of the 2015-2016 cyclocross season.
In the meantime, the skeleton crew left to man the controls at In The Crosshairs have been working on a variety of projects to stay busy. We were up in Pittsburgh, Pa., recently, filming the Steel City Showdown road race. That video should be available in the coming weeks. We will be covering Hilly Billy Roubaix in a week, along with other adventures throughout the summer.
We are also hard at work putting together an AMAZING opportunity for cyclocross racers and those who want to get into the sport. The weekend of August 8/9, in partnership with Fulcrum Coaching, we will be hosting a 2.5 day cyclocross camp with U.S. National Champion Jeremy Powers. The camp will take place on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, DC. This is the site of the 2015 UCI DCCX race weekend. So not only do you get 2 days of instruction from the two-time national champ and a staff of high-level cx coaches, but you also get a preview of one of the largest races on the U.S. calendar. Along with the two full days of instruction (including video analysis of your form), we will be hosting at Bike Doctor of Waldorf an interactive event with J-Pow. If you saw the video interview we did at CrossVegas last year with Sven Nys (SVENNESS with SVEN: https://vimeo.com/106149974) we will be doing a similar presentation concentrating on Powers’ World Cup and National Championship races. This event is included in the cyclocross camp. Limited additional seats may be available for a nominal fee. More info on the camp is coming your way soon.
In July, we should be getting reports from the Tour de France. What does this have to do with Cyclocross? Not really sure. But we will most likely have media credentials, so dammit, we’re going to cover the darn thing.
As if that wasn’t enough, from time to time we continue to dip our toes into the world of ITU World Triathlon. The racing is compelling and the races have been condensed down to a palatable 15 minutes. Episode 3 of GWENNESS is up and running now. You can watch it here:
Finally, as you may have guessed by the playlists on all of the videos we put together for this site, we’re music fans. So much so that we started a podcast called Kids Don’t Follow. If you want to hear new music or geek out with us about a specific genre or region, check out the show on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kids-dont-follow/id986075178) or online here: http://kidsdontfollow.libsyn.com/
If that’s not enough, or you really just came here for a cyclocross fix, here’s Tom Meeusen jumping a barrier in a skate park on his road bike.