Sunday, October 31, 2010

Memphis Halloween cross race gets high marks

Found this in my inbox:

Man Memphis has a sweet scene, and this course was sweet.  My favorite course I've ridden yet.  I raced cat 4 and got 7th out of twenty four.  Was sitting better but on a piece of single track I took a downhill too fast into a turn and took out some branches.  I lost two spots there with 3 laps to go.  Next lap one of the guys that passed me did the same thing at the same spot.  Almost beet the other at the staircase finish.

This race will be on next years calendar.

Video from Ft Smith races

Keegen is a local cyclocross enthusiast who recently launched an online venture called Bully Otter Sports.  He went out to Ft Smith and put together a really nice montage of the October 24 races.  Modest field sizes, but a lot of power and skill on display.  And kudos to Jonathan Sebring for his candor.

2010 Arkansas Cyclocross Series Episode 1: Fort Smith from Keegen Knapp on Vimeo.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Burn off those calories on Thanksgiving Weekend!

From Trevor:

There will be a cyclocross race sponsored by Arkansas Cycling and Fitness November 28, 2010 in Kanis Park at the corner of Rodney Parham and Mississippi Rd. Start times and entry fee to be announced soon. I will have a flyer ready in the next few days. Please spread the word to anyone with a bike that could be ridden in a cross race. Everyone is welcome!!!!

We will provide updated info as it becomes available.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Suitcasing and Shouldering

This is a great pair of videos.  Somebody took footage from the 1996 and 1997 World Championship races, isolated the segments showing dismounts, portages, and remounts, and put them on slo-mo.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Arkansas Cyclocross State Championships, December 5

Get ready for States!  There are also links to other area races here:

Time to get your dismount, remount, and portage skeelz in line.  Practice makes perfect!