An exciting World Championship

Since the Mens and womens races were predictable or the same as the Belgian Championships, I leave you with the youngins racing…

and lets hope/make Louisville is amazing next year!

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SSCXWC DESERVES INK!!!!!

A little over a week ago now Chris Jones and Julie Krasniak of Rapha-Focus “won” SSCXWC p/b Sheila Moon in San Fran but didn’t get the winning tattoos… Which led us to create this face book group: http://www.facebook.com/SSCXWCdeservesink which quickly grew and gained steam and has gone viral… ok not really viral but theres over 150 people liking it which is morethan the number of people that like me.

Some fun ideas are being thrown around, and hopefully it stays in good fun like it was meant to be… heres some fun images for you to check out before heading to the facebook group and hitting like…

 

Question being asked today:

http://www.facebook.com/questions/327334153949539/

 

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Motivation Monday

I needed something really good to motivate for this Monday… I almost won my “A” race for the season yesterday with a ride that I felt really happy with, unfortunately a local ringer showed up and decided to take the W, damnit. So here’s what is attempting to motivate me  this morning:

3ème manche CDM cyclo-cross – Koksijde 2011/2012 from Petitesreines on Vimeo.

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13 Questions with Adam Myerson

Adam Myerson has become somewhat of a religious icon of ‘cross. With the Cycle-Smart International just finishing up and a good majority of ‘crossers asking themselves WWMD (What would Myerson do) all season, what better person to interview for this edition of 13 questions.  Quick Question… Whats the only thing in cyclocross bigger than Adam Myersons head? His ear plugs! Now for 13 more questions that actually make a shred of sense:

 

1. What would the best Hand UP be in your opinion?

Maybe a nice Belgian strong ale in proper glassware? I’d slow down to enjoy it and try not to spill any.

2. Would you rather give up embrocation or chamois cream?

Embro, definitely. Embro is nice, chamois cream is necessary.

3. Your favorite CX race?

Well, I like my own race, the Cycle-Smart International, quite a lot. But I’m usually too stressed to enjoy it. After that, I think Beacon in NJ is probably my favorite. I love the mix of fast riding, technical turns, sand, and beach running. I always want to win there.

4. Best looking ‘crosser you know?

I will break so many hearts if I answer this question. But outside of the women I have crushes on who I see at the races every weekend, Pauline Ferrand Prevot and Sophie de Boer are both quite pleasing to look at.

 

 

 

 

 

5. Most embarrassing moment?

The entire Transition documentary is my most embarrassing moment.

6. What would I find in your refrigerator right now?

A Pliny the Elder, as well as a couple of Westvleteren 8 and 12, and a Rodenbach Gran Cru. Lots of soy yogurt and fake meat.

7. Best advice for racers?

Do what you can, when you can, and know that winning doesn’t feel any different than losing. Just get out there, ride hard, rip the turns, and enjoy the escape.

8. 2 truths and 1 lie about yourself (don’t tell which is which)?

I have “Wide Open” tattooed across my hands. Do I have to answer this question?

9. Competitor you like racing against the most?

Mark McCormack. Everything I know about how to game a bike race, I learned from him.

 

 

10. What would your closest friends tell me about you?

I care too much about too many things, I work too much, and I expect too much from people.

11. Favorite physical feature about yourself?

Ugh. I do not have one.

12. Which is more crucial to a PB&J, the PB or the J ?

Balance in all things. As long as there is enough of both. I don’t like bread, so I can’t stand a thin PB&J.

13. On a scale of 1 – 10, how fast are you?

I’m an 8. I’m sometimes the fastest person locally and people give that too much importance. I can compete nationally, but not internationally, really. I’m in the bell curve with the best in the world, but just barely. So, I give myself an 8.

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So there it is, another edition of the 13, and if you’ve read this far you are probably one of the people who ask themselves WWMD. So let me answer that for you, Myerson would tell you to buy this T-Shirt

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Not Motivated Mondays – Bike Stolen

I won a race this weekend but that has been horribly over shadowed by the loss of a good bike… Amanda’s bike was stolen while in for a repair at Laguna Cyclery in Laguna Beach, Ca. I know most readers are located outside of the immediate area but that is why I am posting this, I’m trying to spread the coverage area. Please keep an eye out for the bike and hopefully we can catch the low life who stole someones bike from a LBS.
Of course I wouldn’t ever want to resort to violence and feel kind of funny even posting this but I’m pretty upset about this ruining the possibility of me basking is some single speed glory(I also feel bad because I took the bike to the shop for her).

Above is the bike and below is what was posted via facebook by Amanda, it’s pretty upgraded/customized so maybe it will be easier to find.

“BIKE STOLEN OUTSIDE OF LAGUNA CYCLERY – My bike was just stolen outside of Laguna Cyclery, and I wanted to let everybody know right away in case you happen to see this around on the trails. Apparently it was locked to a rack outside, and somebody just cut the lock and took it. It’s a white Focus Thunder spec’d with all crankbrothers parts (black/blue cobalt 3 wheels, white iodine saddle, joplin post, iodine stem, blue cobalt grips, cobalt bar, blue candy pedals), Magura brakes/fork, Conti tires. If you see this, tackle the person off of the bike, kick them while they’re down, and call them mean names! Then, kindly take the bike back from them and return it to me. Thanks for any detective help! ”
If you just keep an eye out and shoot me an email or leave a comment on this post that leads to getting the bike back you will be rewarded kindly… just trust me when I say kindly, I win alot of swag at races and have stuff like a gary fisher rig frame or other un-needed lightly used gear laying around that I wouldnt mind donating to a diligent detective.

Link to this as needed… Spread the word.

Thanks Guys!

 

 

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Motivation Mondays

I guess this would be good for anyone who had a less than stellar weekend of racing(me)… You can watch this video and pretend you are fast:

http://www.cyclingdirt.org/embed/MzIxNTEyNDA2?related=1

Trebon seems to be on a roll as of late… we’ll see what happens when Powers comes back and those two can go head to head.

Meanwhile in non-CX land, this girl falls off her bike while shooting some sort off commercial. If we can’t be motivated this Monday, we can at least have a nice laugh. Listen closely for her reaction after the crash…

Oh ya and Happy Halloween!

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Impressive maneuver for a buck!

Some great acrobatics displayed here to grab a dollar on the other side of the barriers and not scrubbing any speed while doing so… good form!

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