Inevitably or eternally, #CrossIsComing, so when you decide it’s time to get ready for CX season what workouts are best for you to do?
I worked with Canadian Cycling Magazine on 3 videos to help enhance your cross experience. These 3 foundational concepts are key to review for the beginner and advanced rider to ensure you are getting the most out of your efforts.
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1) Dismount – http://cyclingmagazine.ca/sections/news/how-to-dismount-your-bike-for-cyclocross/
2) Mount – http://cyclingmagazine.ca/sections/news/mount-bike-cyclocross/
3) Shoulder – http://cyclingmagazine.ca/sections/news/how-to-shoulder-your-bike-for-cyclocross/
Providence was perhaps the best Cylocross race I have been at in terms of organizers planning for a festival and full weekend of events. With 1200+ racers and 8000+ spectators the numbers tell the story. Exiting courses, food vendors, and beer gardens make for a super weekend of spectating .
I wasn’t feeling super over the weekend but managed some mid pack finishes and enjoyed the beer garden jump and a few laps with Mike Garrigan on Day 2.
=> Cross results Providence Day 2 http://www.crossresults.com/race/4266
=> Cross results Day 1 – http://www.crossresults.com/race/4263
=> Providence CX race facebook page ( many links / updates )
=> Black and white gallery by Hawksley http://hawksleyvisuals.com/2014/10/05/2014-providence-kmc-cyclocross-festival-day-2/
Goal Achieved ! I have Cyclocross UCI Points ! … actually goal was to wear Knee warmers, go big on the ‘grassy knoll booter’ and then rub my knee warmers on McSneeky until he started fighting me so that I could jersey him and tell him to stop judging people … and that was achieved.
Results => Via Canadian Cyclist
Event Website =>WPG Cyclocross Nationals
Mike Garrigan won his second nationals ( he won in 2007 as well) which is awesome. He was sad at the finish because he thought he had lapped me out … this was not the case. His video interview(s) below from PedalMag (includes kabush and Mike V. interviews)
— Molly Hurford (@mollyjhurford) October 25, 2014
A Great weekend in Rochester NY for the Full Moon Vista – Ellison Park CX – Presented by Trek
The weekend started with a Skills clinic that Molly and I Co-Instructed with The Durrins, Jeremy Durrin and Gabby Durrin (nee Day). We had a great mix of abilities and our split between a more foundational look at skills and cross with the Durrins taking the more race oriented folks on a more tactical and course specific session (sneaking skill work in as it is just as important for the advanced folks!).
— Brent Bivona (@BrentBivona) October 13, 2014
- Ellison Park Cyclocross Festival: Day 2 results UPDATED Canadian Cyclist.com
- Ellison Park Cyclocross Festival: Day 1 results UPDATED Canadian Cyclist.com
* Day 2 – pedalmag
1) Behind the barriers – Interviews! Hear the real stories behind the results @ellisoncross. http://t.co/1JDn9zFOwa
2) Caroline Mani Blog –
Day 1 @Sanctum_Cycles – http://t.co/ooKkMhwr0a
Day 2 – Sanctum_Cycle: Gallery: Ellison Park Cyclocross Festival, day two http://t.co/xRUBcgjiXk
Perhaps one of the best events I have been too. I finished 12 or 13th and Justin Lindine somehow put a lot of time into me to win on the slippery course.
So many people out on a Wednesday night to race cyclocross in the rain !
Great pricing, course and organization .
Super psyched on the skill based Prime for first female to ride the stairs (Mical Dyck got it !!) VIDEO
Results (and links to a lot of photo galleries):
Official race photos on our FB page:
Video coverage from dirtwire.tv:
I rode the stairs (4 uphill logs) and was psyched that the organizer put up a $100 Gift Card Prime for the first Lady to ride them (Mical Dyck took it !)
|Check out my weekend playing at the Gloucester Supercross of Cyclocross
RESULTS and STORY =>
Do you shutter at the idea of having to take your wheels out of your bike ?
Have you ever thrown your bike down in rage when that ‘stupid disc won’t go in the damn caliper hole thingy’
3 ideas today that might help !
Worried about falling off rollers ? practicing getting off before you need to is a great drill and way to pass time indoor training as well. Make sure it benefits your outdoor riding by using techniques we would use indoors .
Remember your wall , credenza and Mom won’t be there to catch you outside ! (use your feet!)