Category: 2008 Races

Hyattsville CX Video: Masters 3/4

October 12th, 2009 — 11:53am

The first Hyattsville CX presented by Arrow Bicycle and Route1Velo took place Sunday, October 11, 2009, at Magruder Park, Hyattsville, Md. Here is a look from the helmet-cam of the Masters 3/4 race. Fast power sections, spiral-o-death, deceptively tricky sand, technical off-cambers, and about 8 feet in elevation change. It’s all there. Our soundtrack this […]


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The Bethlehem Cup 2008: A Muddy Run-Up And Free Chili

January 12th, 2009 — 9:41pm

We are starting off 2009 by catching up with some racing we missed at the end of 2008. Upstate New York features a great CX community and a competitive season of racing. The Cyclocross Series held its finale November 9, 2008, in Bethlehem, New York. The Bethlehem Cup featured a notorious muddy run-up for […]

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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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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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Tacchino Ciclocross 2008: The One With The Sausage

November 25th, 2008 — 6:14pm

The Mid-Atlantic cyclocross scene visited Leesburg, Virginia November 23 for Squadra Coppi’s Tacchino Ciclocross. Racers were treated to crisp conditions and a challenging course. We got some great responses for this race. If you want to know how the top racers in the Mid-Atlantic take care of business, keep on reading. Here are my takeaways: […]

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Tacchino Ciclocross 2008: Let’s Reconnoiter

November 25th, 2008 — 6:02pm

1. What was the best part of the course? What was the worst? WESTON SCHEMPF (Elite Men 1st Place): The entire course was great, but if I had to choose one section it would be the section from after the pit the first time through the choppy ride up (3rd up hill) and the second […]

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Tacchino Ciclocross 2008: Where Are My Lucky Socks?

November 25th, 2008 — 5:52pm

2. Pre-race ritual, warm-up, food, etc.? STEPHEN CUMMINGS: Amazing espresso from our hosts’ Super Automatic machine. Bagels with peanut butter and honey and raisins, a bit of dark chocolate before the start and a Hammer gel. I pre-rode the course for 3 laps and sat on a trainer to stay warm for about 20 minutes […]

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