Cross @ Craigmeur 2...10/28/07...

ryderX

JORBA Luddite: KVSP Bulldog
JORBA.ORG
I did my first cross race ever at Craigmeur this past Sunday, and it was very cool, and hard as s@#@. I saw a new high HR #, that scared me a little bit. though I'm hooked, and will gladly be back this weekend for another beating.
 

ChrisG

Unapologetic Lifer for Rock and Roll
Assuming I can get my CX bike rolling by then, I'll there.

Today's words of wisdom: Make sure your chain ring bolts are tight.:hmmm:
 

jimvreeland

Endurance Guy: Tolerates most of us.
HA!! RyderX, that heart rate thing is nuts during a CX race!! The thing that sucks is being 200% pinned and then attacking from there!! You go from the red zone into the plaid and back!! FUN FUN FUN!! See everyone there...
 
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ryderX

JORBA Luddite: KVSP Bulldog
JORBA.ORG
It's crazy stuff. I really didn't know what to expect. I did the C race which was cool, though I'm moving up to the 45+ this weekend, so I can start chasing some points. So much for a nice relaxing Autumn !!!
:D
 

ChrisG

Unapologetic Lifer for Rock and Roll
Looks like I'm missing this one, bike is broken and the part I need won't be here till early next week. Phooey.
 

jimvreeland

Endurance Guy: Tolerates most of us.
C's are fun...I won Westwood as a C but I moved into the B's at Wissahickon and will now just be trying to keep up, so I think I'm out of the points chase!! And Chris, whatchoo need? I gots parts out the wazoo!!
 

Purple Liquid

Shop: Efinger
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This is also a cross race in PA on Saturday... so for all the cross addicts near and far, get two in one weekend! ;)

See you all there!
 

ChrisG

Unapologetic Lifer for Rock and Roll
And Chris, whatchoo need? I gots parts out the wazoo!!
I mangled my 36t ring on Tuesday when I lost two chain ring bolts. Plain old neglect on my part.:sleep:

So a 110mm ring will get me going for Sunday. Jason will have a new one for me on Tuesday, worst case. Thanks.
 

jimvreeland

Endurance Guy: Tolerates most of us.
Too bad Chris, the course was AWESOME!! Get your bike ready for Augusta!! No Wednesday CX practice for me this week, I'll be trick-or-treating with my boys!!

-Jim.
 

jimvreeland

Endurance Guy: Tolerates most of us.
race report...

This course was amazingly fun and very HARD!! They started you out on a rocky fire road with an S bend into MUD!! You rode in the mud across a field and then did a 180 and came back across in the same mud...into a techy downhill,180 around a tree,then up a rocky climb along some stairs...the stairs were fun during the race because of all the people!! Then it went over some barriers, past the pit, and down a super-sketchy rooty-muddy downhill into a wide open fireroad section...out of the fire road you went over some woopdy-doos, which was amazing at 100 MPH!! Then back into off-camber grassy mud, uphill on a paved road, a short descent into a horrible rock-stair run-up, and then around some nice hard pack back to the finish...

I felt good during the B race, started well, got dropped by Todd and Mike, and just kinda rode my own race, no mechanicals, no falls, I ended up 12th out of 30 something, just in the top half...Placings from the guys that ride on Wednesday night...Mike got 3rd, Todd got 5th, Tom Mains got 6th, I got 12th, Mark got 14th I think, Don DNF'ed...Farmer Andy won the C race, and there were also tons of other Rutgers kids in the C race as well but I don't know where they all placed...

Good times, next up, Augusta...

-Jim.
 
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