Another weekend, another Cross Crusades in the Portland area… Seriously, this one looks so amazing.
Ten years, ten hills, ten attempts at proving yourself to your peers that you’re a fast mofo. Or just an excuse to wake up at 6:30am on a Sunday to ride bikes up the steepest hills in Los Angeles with a bunch of like-minded individuals. I’ve heard of this event before. Year after year, it’s organized by Matt Ruscigno, an ex-BMXr from the NorthEast, which is where the S&M bikes reference comes from: “Feel My Legs I’m a Racer…”
The human condition of putting oneself through excruciating pain for personal betterment is something that Matt taps into with Feel My Legs. You don’t have to win the day’s ten climbs to feel a sense of accomplishment. In fact, for many of the racers, just making it up Fargo Street (the steepest residential street in California) was enough.
My morning began with coffee and a scone. Ok, two scones. Then I hopped on my touring bike, loaded up my camera equipment and went to the start of the event. I could only tag along for the first five climbs but I pretty good grasp on the event…
Oh man, Oregon knows how to throw a ‘cross race!
This past January, I flew from balmy Vancouver BC to a surprisingly frigid Austin TX to hang out at the US Cyclocross National Championships. The trip itinerary included meeting friends from the internet, watching some racing (the ones that didn’t get cancelled), and most importantly, racing John’s Crash Nationals Race. Unsanctioned “Bandit Cross” style races were new to me at this point in time and I didn’t really know what to expect… (more…)
’tis the season for some ‘cross footage!
Giro just posted their official recap video and photo gallery from the Grinduro weekend. The video does a great job at capturing the vibes from the weekend and their photo recap at Giro touches on even more. Head on over and check it out.
If you missed our coverage from the weekend, don’t miss it!
River City Bicycles from Portland takes another look at the recent Cross Crusade in Cascade Locks. I don’t know about you, but I love these videos!
Here’s a video recap from this year’s Red Hook Crit Milan.
Check out more information at the event’s Facebook page.
River City Bicycles made a video showcasing the latest Cross Crusade race at Alpenrose. If you’ve never been to one of these races, you really should check one out at some point. Total ‘cross Mecca.