Life After Motocross: Jan Denuwelaere

From the celebrated “sorry cake” presented by Zdenek Stybar, to getting in the middle of the Wout/Sven Koppenbergcross sprint, to winning the elites without a contract Belgian national championship, Jan Denuwelaere (Crelan-Vastgoed Service) has plenty of amazing stories. Maybe a guest spot on Crosshairs Radio is in order. But before ever toeing the line on a cyclocross bike, Jan was racing motocross. Reading lines, cornering, handling, the similarities between the sports are plenty and the transition for Denuwelaere to a motor-less bike has been a successful one. Continue reading “Life After Motocross: Jan Denuwelaere”

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2016 U.S. Cyclocross Nationals Video: Noah Bell

Man, I just stink at e-mail these days. After putting out a call for crowd-sourced Cyclocross Nationals video clips I got an email from Noah Bell, who is the son of my teammate and Rock Creek Velo coach, Mike Zoeller. It was a modest e-mail letting me know that I could use any of the clips Noah shot and that he posted video on You Tube. I thought “awesome,” and moved on to the next email without looking at the clip. That was a mistake. Noah’s work makes me think “why bother with the crowd-sourced video” along with Gentry Jeffereson (another Mid-Atlantic young guy) they pretty much nailed it.

[Update: This version of the video shouldn’t be geo-restricted.}

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2016 U.S. Cyclocross Nationals Video: The 270 Montage

Gentry Jefferson of the 270 Montage is many things: fast Mid-Atlantic junior on the bike, skilled freestyle scooter guy, son of announcer Joe Jefferson and budding filmmaker. We are going to concentrate on that last title in this post. Gentry put together a really nice edit from last week’s U.S. Cyclocross National Championships at The Biltmore Estates in Asheville, North Carolina. Full coverage from the donut race to the elites clocking in at just under five minutes. Nice work, Gentry. Can’t wait to see the next one. Continue reading “2016 U.S. Cyclocross Nationals Video: The 270 Montage”

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The Book of Cross: Chapter 2

Jeremy Powers and Motofish Coffee have put together another great chapter in the Book of Cross project. As much as I loved watching Behind the Barriers, my editor’s brain was doing a lot of cutting during episodes. Just a bit here and a bit there to tighten things up. We watched chapter 2 of the Book of Cross series, which covers Jingle Cross, and Jeremy’s relationship with Stephen Hyde, and it flew by. Editor brain didn’t engage once (okay, maybe once). Regardless, every scene is a good one. And the sand quarry training ground??? That is SPECTACULAR. Continue reading “The Book of Cross: Chapter 2”

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Sneak Peek And Map Of Asheville 2016 U.S. Cyclocross Nationals Course

The U.S. Cyclocross Nationals organizers released footage today of the nationals course that will be used January 5-10 in Asheville, North Carolina, on the Biltmore Estate. In theory, that’s awesome as we have all been eager to get a look. The disclaimer, here, is this isn’t the full lap, and none of the obstacles, like flyovers, are in place. The course isn’t marked either, since we are still a couple weeks out. But you get a look at the terrain, the change in elevation, the grass, off-cambers, and bike barn. For now, we will even forgive the peek/peak mixup in the title. Continue reading “Sneak Peek And Map Of Asheville 2016 U.S. Cyclocross Nationals Course”

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2015 CrossVegas Scrapbook

We have a couple more cards up our sleeves as far as CrossVegas-related content is concerned, but as far as the video interviews go, we are pretty much tapped out. Although the talking is all out there, the race footage and b-roll remains and there’s some fun stuff in there. So that it doesn’t go to waste, we have put together another scrapbook, similar to what was published for Nittany CX a couple weeks ago. Continue reading “2015 CrossVegas Scrapbook”

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