Andrew Franciosa at the 2013 Cyclocross World Championships

Unfortunately, my bourbon-drinking ass didn’t make it to the 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Louisville this year. I know, I know. I should have gone but truth be told, I don’t think I would have survived the trip to my Distillery Mecca. Instead, I asked my good friend and past-contributor, Andrew Franciosa to submit a Guest Gallery showcasing the snowy mayhem. I still wish I could have attended the event but I’ll give my liver a break until NAHBS this month!

  • http://twitter.com/wadestevens Wade Stevens

    great set

  • Jon Schratz

    You really missed something rad too.  Some super dope shops in Louisville too, vintage steel road frames.  SOOO MUCH FUN.

  • Jon Schratz

    Oh, and one of the largest cement skate parks in the country.  30ft cement full pipe, yes full pipe.

    • http://theradavist.com John Watson

      I used to go to that city for Krazy Fest back in the day.

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

    Nice set is that your Tracko friend showing his tits in #26? If not, then doppelgänger.

  • http://twitter.com/acklindesign James Acklin

    Yes! Katie Compton!

  • http://twitter.com/europeantouches Philipp

    so chris king standing there and watching huh … sweet!

    • http://www.facebook.com/ian.bearden Ian Wood Bearden

      Took me a while to find him. Where is Waldo?

  • http://twitter.com/Sfryguy1 Steve Fry

    Finally some clear in focus photos. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://twitter.com/mclgreenville Matthew Long

    perfect white balance, not easy to do.  Love these shots.

    • http://theradavist.com John Watson

      He’s got a great eye for white balance. I however, do not! I need to learn some pointers from him.

  • AdamEldridge

    Interesting, one bike with disk. 

    • Ben Newell

      #18, #30, #36, #37 – 3 bikes

      • bleui

         plus JPow’s

    • http://theradavist.com John Watson

      My guess is because disc brakes suck in snowy, icy conditions and the Euros don’t buy into it. :-

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jake-Ricker/760362430 Jake Ricker

    Such good shots.
    Looks so cold!
    That dude in the beginning not wearing knee warmers is out of his mind! :)

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

       That’s Logan Owen, 8 time consecutive junior US National champion.  He is probably is using embro.  I saw tons of racers in shorts and/or not wearing gloves.  I think it’s nuts to ride with uncovered knees under 60, but these guys are PRO.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dave.beals.54 Dave Beals

    Andrew: awesome pictures! nice job.