Stump Grinder CX Podium Dance

Last Saturday was the Stump Grinder CX race at the Dirt Club in Los Olivos, where Brandon Gritters took a well deserved win in the Men’s A race despite some grueling temperatures. After the race the grueling temps led to delirium and this awesome podium dance party:
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Take a second on each racer to enjoy and appreciate their individual “dance”, then go start planning your podium dance pic sequence for next weekend…. Unless you want to be like Gritters and just stand there being too PRO to dance.

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Motivation Mondays

First off, I am sorry.

I am sorry for being a bad blogger and not posting the predetermined amount of posts that the blog gods demand from you when you sign up for a blog. Yes I have been beaten and flogged for this blatant disrespect of the blog-o-sphere.

(disclaimer: this isnt really me)

(claimer: this is a teammate of mine from a couple weeks ago, and I am still trying to figure out how the dirt ended up like that because I know he was wearing a jersey when this happened)

Anyways I’ve been on the road every weekend doing the racing this and wonderring why I am doing so much of this racing thing, so the blog has fallen behind. I raced yesterday and grabbed a dollar from a fishing line as I came around a corner and thought “sweet I’m rich!”, which was immediately followed by the though of “sh*t, don’t I have a blog about this kind of stuff? I should probably get on that”. So, ya, I’ve uhhh been thinking bout you guys out there constantly. And yes, I’ll try to be better about booting up my 56k modem every once in a while between phone calls so I can put a new post up.

So without further ado, I present you with some motivation for monday and the promise of a wonderful 13 questions later this week and hopefully it will be pretty in pink too…

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Motivation Mondays

Firstly, this picture shows why you should never assume that a hand-up isn’t worth your time… Ritte Racer Terry Crouse (TC) passes up a $100 hand-up during the Men’s A race Secondly, we are all painfully aware that it’s Monday by this point so grab a cup of coffee and full screen this video of some canadian cyclocross training.

Thirdly this is not motivational at all but you HAVE to watch this!

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SoCalCross Cyclocross Prestige Series #1 in Downtown LA

CA government is low on funds and decided to sell a permit to So Cal Cross for the first time a couple weeks ago… that was a big mistake and this is the madness that ensued on that fateful warm fall day:

“First race in the Southern California 2011-12 Cyclocross season was held near downtown LA. There was a huge turnout of racers and spectators for most of the day, but by the time the Men’s and Women’s A races began, the near 100 degree heat had chased off all but the most die-hard. The course was nearly 2 miles per lap and featured lots of loose dirt and bumpy grass and sun-baked earth. ”

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13 questions with Stevil Kinevil

Mixing it up today we are getting the 13 questions from Stevil Kinevil of All Hail The Black Market . In case you don’t know who Stevil is, you can read his email signature: “Minister of Misinformation and founder of the June 25th 2011Wizard Staffs Across The World celebration.” pretty much sums it up, you can check out his blog too, but you best be warned about what you might find there… and you best be warned about what you’ll find below, in today’s 13:

1. What would the best Hand UP be in your opinion? A suitcase full of money.

2. Would you rather give up embrocation or chamois cream?  I don’t use either. My balls and my knees are tough as nails.

3. Your favorite CX race? Nationals when it was in San Francisco’s Presideo, or the 2008 SSCXWC in Portland. I loved every minute of it right down to my final sprint with the Bike Snob for one billionth place.

4. Best looking ‘crosser you know?  Probably Brian Vernor. Have you seen that guys eyes? I could get lost in them.

5. Most embarrassing moment?  When I was in first grade, I caught the football and ran the wrong way.

6. What would I find in your refrigerator right now? Food scraps and ten cans of beer, chia seeds and a bunch of bubble water.

7. Best advice for racers? You’re not as awesome as you think you are.

8. 2 truths and 1 lie about yourself (don’t tell which is which)? I have a fourteen year old daughter named Susan who lives in Richmond California who was conceived via artificial insemination. Once when driving across Nevada in the middle of the night, I drove over a dismembered leg. I tried hanging myself with a rope that I had closed into the top of a door because there weren’t any beams to tie it from.

9. Competitor you like racing against the most? Willie K. Bullion, Rick Hunter, Robert Ives, Leroy Zampa, Devlin Downing, Scott Berg, Sean Hunt

10. What would your closest friends tell me about you? They love me in spite of me.

11. Favorite physical feature about yourself? That I’m not crippled.

12. Which is more crucial to a PB&J, the PB or the J ? To have a PB&J you pretty much need both, but if I had to go without either I suppose I’d let go of the J.

13. On a scale of 1 – 10, how fast are you? Is 1 a snail and 10 is the speed of light? I’d probably be a two. Maybe a 1.5. If you’re talking about on a bike, I have my moments. I don’t have a real competitive fire any longer. I used to have an anger that made me a pretty good bike racer. I lost that about ten years ago and no longer really feel the need to take it out on myself. Now I just loaf, but will always deliver a heroic finish no matter where I come in.

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Motivation Mondays — Supercross

For those of you who don’t know (and were probably paying attention to Nash and Wellens in Wisconsin) Stybar took notched up another W yesterday at SUPERCROSS! Below is a video that was a trailer for the race… I figured if it can pump me up for a race that already happened, hopefully it can pump you up for anything other than another Monday(long ways away from the next race) back at work. Enjoy!

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Get The Money!!!

Hot off the presses! Straight from DTLACX thehandup.com proudy presents Get The Money! A new video of the Ritte Crew being awesome with dollar Hand UP’s with a couple fun ones thrown in for good measure!

I didn’t think I could one up Trebon’s 13 questions so soon but this video made it too easy!

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