A Weekend of Texas CX

I returned to Austin after a week-long trip in Los Angeles to find two back-to-back days of cross racing on the local schedule. Having just raced my first sanction cross event in LA, I was eager to give the local circuit a try, so Saturday I headed out for some fast, dusty and humid fun. Since I didn’t have any season points, I started in the back of the 4’s, in a field of about 40 racers. Over 3, ten minute laps, I held onto my position, coming in 4th, which was good enough for me. I learned a lot (watch out for sandbaggers on MTBs) and had a blast (most importantly). I even managed to get a bit of air on a nice bump on the course.

Sunday, I decided to rest up and take photos. It was Chris‘ birthday, so I wanted to get some good shots of him racing and of course, we had to douse him with beer… Thanks to Andrew Franciosa for shooting photos on Saturday. It’s not every day I have photos of myself up on the blog, so be kind!

  • http://zenitme.com/ bartspin

    CX – is coming to be the „new black” in bike world for next seasons:)

    • http://profiles.google.com/trackosaurusrex Trackosaurus Rex

       You are three years too late with this comment.

      • http://zenitme.com/ bartspin

        haha, sorry I’m from Poland:)

        and yes i know, thats why I put the smile at the end.
        I was only curious who will punch me and happy thats you!
        Yours and John’s blogs was my inspiration years ago to build my first fixed gear bike
        and now I have to build new bike because I’m three years too late:)

  • Joshua Robot

    Wow. . . 4th out of 40 starting in the back over 30 min. That is a lot of passing, nice! However I am confused by the lack of dazzle on your kit :)

    <3 Robot

    • http://theradavist.com John Watson

      Yeah my Dazzle kit was dirty…

      • http://twitter.com/axeyrcat Christopher Plaskett

        Were the Geekhouse stickers on the frame dirty that day too?

        In all seriousness, though, that’s a hell of a tear through the pack. Nicely done.

        • http://theradavist.com John Watson

          They had gotten all scratched up, so I pulled them off. I’m getting some white-outlined ones sent over from the Geekhouse mothership.

          • http://twitter.com/axeyrcat Christopher Plaskett

            Well, shit. There goes my conspiracy theory!

  • Allan Schroeder

    Those madfiber wheels. They are…just that. Fucking mad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=558817948 Alex Spishakoff

    And to think I was too nervous at the start to even notice you where there! It wasn’t until Sunday that I saw you taking photos that I made the connection. Congrats!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jamesmckeon Jamie McKeon

    Madfiber wheels and anklesocks. SO unpro.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Kerry.Nordstrom Kerry Nordstrom

       From the build, looks to be a junior also.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jamesmckeon Jamie McKeon

        Yeah I definitely figured that, was just having a laugh.

        • http://twitter.com/SRAMUEL ♛ SZA ♛

          Yeah that kinda blew my mind

    • Max Gloger

      You’d have thought he’d get some decent shoes…

      • http://www.facebook.com/jamesmckeon Jamie McKeon

        Upgrades / up grades…

  • D.J. Bolles

    Damn! Lil’ Prolls grabbing some air! You could call this race a competition but, realistically you are always about having a blast on a bike. I’m going to go swig a bit of Jeffersons in honor of that. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/Kerry.Nordstrom Kerry Nordstrom

    Whoa, just noticed the Maverick fork in the back of photo 11.  Would make me sad to be beaten by a guy on a bike that heavy and ill suited for cross.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Spencer-Brown/603126943 Spencer Brown

      That’s my 13 year-old little bro on that Maverick, he tags along with me to the all races and enters the junior open race. And I think he got 3rd out of those 4 kids that race lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=21002057 Chris Chou

    Super fun weekend!!

  • http://twitter.com/holliscx Hollis Duncan

    In #5 you’re really wearing a Geekhouse kit; throwing down a tabletop whilst taking a swig from a Gage & Desoto Sriracha H20 bottle

  • Ian Richards

    Love that Yacht Club kit.  Great shots, Dude!

  • Max Gloger

    Love the dual-crown upside-down forks in the background. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=621960590 Ryan David Kennedy

    grats on an awesome finish!