Beat the Clock Cycling Urbocross Week 02

These days, I can never decide if I want to race, or shoot photos at events like this. Last night’s Cycleast and Beat the Clock Cycling Urbocross looked so rad. Half singletrack and half bike path sprinting seemed like a 50/50 fun to pain ratio for me. I can eat up dirt just fine but I don’t have the fitness for long, paved straight aways. On a whim, after showing up in plain clothes, I entered the race and was doing fine sitting in second until I got a pinch flat. So it goes. At least I got to take a few more photos!

This set is weird. Half of it is of a local racer’s Black Cat SSCX and the other, pre, mid and post race photos. Either way, it’s a bit of radness everyone can enjoy. Check out more in the Gallery! Many thanks to Cycleast and Beat the Clock for putting on this event. See ya next week…

  • Tim

    i’m a little outta the loop, but aren’t those “porn caliber tune cranks” just cook bros. look a likes?

    • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

      But they don’t break and they’re still porn!

      • Mo Shizzle

        I own a pair of these Tunes. Sadly the square tapper wears out really easily. Still these are candy.

        • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

          Ross has had his for over two years and no issues. He’s also always on that bike.

    • Patrick Murphy

      Eh, they’re more Topline than Cook bros, but not vintage and thus don’t break as Prolly said. Still, I’d kill for a set of any of the 3 of ‘em.

  • Jordan Janes

    Great shots…I’m the dude on the Crux / Fat Tire jersey (name’s Jordan). First cross race ever…memorably painful.

  • david

    Do you see many people still riding Lemond?

    • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

      Do I personally? Or is that rhetorical? I guess…

    • Tyler Shannon

      I ride a Lemond road bike still

      • http://www.neilbridge.co.uk/ Mr_Bridge

        I do too.

    • Sean Curran

      the poprads are everywhere, and seem like an awesome bike still.

  • JLN

    Love that Richard Sachs. Great photos too.

  • Owen Millárd

    that black cat looks breakable

  • rustiek

    Great set.

  • mintyy

    Is that floral TYC kit available for purchase anywhere?