Saturday, January 29, 2011


Annual tradition: Wake up early on a Sunday morning, watch the world championship race, then go for a ride.  Thank goodness for!

Women's race starts at 4am CST.  Will Katie Compton break the jinx and finally win?  She's been dominant this year.

Men's race starts at 7am CST.  Stacked field, as always.  It's a strong U.S. team consisting of Jonathan Page and the Big Green Machine: Tim Johnson, Jeremy Powers, and Jamie Driscoll.  I'd love to see one or more of those guys crack the top ten.

Hope everyone is enjoying the great weather we've been having.  Get out and ride!

Das Pro B-Roll Part 4 - St Wendel from Twenty Pound Skull on Vimeo.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Your New Year's Barrier CX podium

It was a cold blustery day, but the fireplace was glowing, and spirits were high. Pizza from Vino's made it all worthwhile.

Noah Singer not only came in second in the men's A race (Nate Rice taking revenge for the Arkansas state championship race) but also posted a nice write-up and photos on his blog:, with Ryan Johnson rounding out the men's A podium.  This year was great; just wait until fall!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Boyle Park cyclocross race in less than a week!

From this morning's Democrat-Gazette
Cross returns to Little Rock! Beat away those mid-winter blues with some bike wrestling at Boyle Park; the New Year Barrier CX Race takes place next Sunday.

ArkansasCyclocross previewed the course on Saturday, and Trevor has put together another great course, this time at Boyle Park in the heart of Little Rock.  Be prepared for some vertical gain.  If you weren't at the Turkey Burn, this is your chance to enjoy some tough, fun, grass-roots cross racing.  There will be a beginner's clinic, a kid's race, and a big fire burning at the pavilion, so bring the whole gang!

As a reminder, here's the Turkey Burn coverage courtesy of Bully Otter Sports.  [If you don't want to watch a couple slightly embarrassed guys blathering on about how fantastically great cyclocross is, you can pause at three-and-a-half minutes.]

Arkansas Cyclocross Series: Episode 5 from Bully Otter Sports on Vimeo.

If you've gotten this far and are still reading, be aware that there are some exciting developments in the works for the 2011/12 cross season. Even if you aren't yet ready to jump into a race, drop by Boyle and see if cross might be your thing. It could give you some motivation to keep you riding through those long, hot, humid days of summer.