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Friday, September 28, 2012

A little birdie told me

that Skills n Drills has moved about four miles up Cantrell next Monday, and there might be some shenanigans. Contact K-Dawg for deets.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

WK Veldrijden 2012

Dutch women are like Belgian men. Gnarly course. The video's weird because it backtracks at some point, but the whole race is in there.

Tech Sunday

Reminder: Keegen's holding Skillz n Drillz tomorrow (Monday) evening at Allsopp at 6pm. This is the final Skillz n Drillz of the year.

I tried patching a latex tube with latex for the first time today.  Latex tubes are cool because they are lighter and less prone to pinch-flatting that butyl tubes.  But they are expensive and kind of finicky, and I never had luck patching them with normal patches.
Puncture came from a slashed tire sidewall, I think.  It was a sudden loud POP.

Donor tube.

Two layers of tube for patch.  Cleaned mating surfaces with acetone then applied rubber cement.

Et voila.  So far so good.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Chainstay cam

Colin Reuter is the nerdy fast guy behind www.crossresults.com, and he also likes to film his races. This one's nifty.
GP of Gloucester Day 1 Chainstay Cam from colin reuter on Vimeo.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Reminder: Skills n Drills Monday

Skills n Drills
6pm Allsopp Park
Every Monday for the rest of September
All skill levels
This is not a workout or race-simulation. Learn/practice/hone your CX-specific skills.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Ruts n Guts, Oct 19/20/21

Found this in my inbox this morning:

I just wanted to give you a heads up if you want to get the word out. Ruts n Guts is set up for October the 19, 20 and 21st. It’s a 3 day weekend race with $23,000 In payouts. We are also adding an Omnium this year as well. Lots of cool give aways and even giving away 2 kids bikes a night for 14 and under. So spread the word and I will get you a flyer asap. You can also see the details at RutsandGuts.com

I've heard great things about this event. Minimal drive time (Tulsa) for some great racing. Top-notch talent was out there last year, including Steve Tilford, Chris Drummond, and Bryan Fawley, and it should be even better this year. Solid fields in all categories.

Step-through?

Here is what reigning U.S. champ Jeremy Powers has to say:

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Monday Skills n Drills

Keegen Knapp will be holding Monday evening Skills n Drills throughout the rest of September. 6pm at Little Rock's Allsopp Park.

All skill levels are welcome. This is the place to learn, practice, and perfect cyclocross-specific skills such as:
Starts
Dismounts
Remounts
Portaging
Hurdling barriers

Here's a nice video clip from last year:

skills n drills week1 from Bully Otter Sports on Vimeo.

P.S. Joe knows cross. Make sure to bookmark Arkansas Outside to get the latest on all Arkansas outdoors sport. [But we all know cross is the best.]