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Part 2, of the final race of the BikeReg Super Series! Fun fact: I’ve never raced Capital ‘Cross Classic using gears—always SSCX. I may rethink that next season. Or, double up. 😂

Starting just after pre-ride I caught a decent amount of an extremely tight women’s race before going out myself. As always, there are moments of technical skills fun sandwiched between ridiculously slow, painful pedaling sections. Tried to recover as fast as I could to get back out to catch the men’s race but already missed some decisive action.

As painful as this course is it’s absolutely beautiful and a blast to ride. Again, I can’t thank you all enough for the cheers and mid-ride snacks, they definitely help. It’s been amazing to feel so welcomed and to be a part of our fantastic scene this season. One more race (for me)!

Music: I’ve Seen – Dyalla – https://soundcloud.com/dyallas

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THESE JUNIORS WERE KILLING IT!! – S03/E13 – The CXOff http://www.cycleboredom.com/juniors-killing-s03e13-cxoff/ http://www.cycleboredom.com/juniors-killing-s03e13-cxoff/#respond Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:52:17 +0000 http://www.cycleboredom.com/?p=22346 Part 1, of the final race of the BikeReg Super Series! The Capital ‘Cross Classic at Lake Fairfax Park is always a fantastic venue to race and spectate and this past Sunday was no different. A couple of weeks worth of vloggage leads up to the race including visiting the Rapha DC pop-up, getting the […]

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Part 1, of the final race of the BikeReg Super Series! The Capital ‘Cross Classic at Lake Fairfax Park is always a fantastic venue to race and spectate and this past Sunday was no different.

A couple of weeks worth of vloggage leads up to the race including visiting the Rapha DC pop-up, getting the “A” bike ready for the final races of the season, discovering the “A” bike will *not* be ready for the final races of the season, and some practice. Split the lead-up and Juniors race from Part 2 of the Women’s field, my SSCX race, and the Elite Men race. That will be posted in the next couple of days.

Music: I’ve Seen – Dyalla – https://soundcloud.com/dyallas

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Silca Maratona Race Day Gear Bag http://www.cycleboredom.com/silca-maratona-race-day-gear-bag/ http://www.cycleboredom.com/silca-maratona-race-day-gear-bag/#respond Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:21:52 +0000 http://www.cycleboredom.com/?p=22327 I’m digging what Silca has done here. Race bags aren’t a new thing, but what I like about the Maratona Gear Bag ($180USD) is its ability to open up and hold its shape while you’re using it. No need to keep pushing back the sides to see everything in your bag, it’s all right there […]

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I’m digging what Silca has done here. Race bags aren’t a new thing, but what I like about the Maratona Gear Bag ($180USD) is its ability to open up and hold its shape while you’re using it. No need to keep pushing back the sides to see everything in your bag, it’s all right there in the open. There’s a bunch of other useful features as well. Check out the full rundown below.

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A Better Race Day Bag From Silca That Loves To Travel

The Maratona Gear Bag was designed as a cycling specific travel bag for those weekend riding trips and races, yet is versatile enough to be used as a general travel bag. The designers at Silca used feedback gathered from both professional and amateur riders to create a gear bag that addresses the common pain points of traveling with cycling essentials.

In addition to helping you stay organized, the features of the Maratona become even more useful after an event when you want to keep your ride-day kit separate from your other clothing and weekend essentials. Some key features include an internal vented shoe bag with both internal and external access, a vented damp garment bag, and internal water bottle holsters.  Additionally, the bag is designed so that it unzips enough to lay flat on the ground to form a small work area.

Outside of the internal features of Maratona, the product development team placed a lot of emphasis on ergonomic design. The bag meets airline size regulations for carry-on luggage; and also has three external handles and stowable shoulder straps that allow you to use the bag as either a duffel bag or a backpack. The three external handles make the bag easy to grab and the convertible shoulder straps allow you adjust the bag for traveling through the airport, the city or your next event with ease and maximum comfort.Like many of our other bag offerings, Maratona is constructed of 600D Nylon and waxed canvas. This combination of materials has been used by SILCA for years now and has been proven to meet our standards for reliability, durability, and weather resistance. Reflective quilt stitching and SILCA branding throughout the outside complete the aesthetics of the bag while letting those around you know your passion for the sport of cycling.
Specs:

  • 600D construction with waxed canvas panels and reflective quilt stitching
  • Vented damp garment bag
  • Vented shoe bag with internal and external access
  • Internal water bottle storage
  • Lined external pocket
  • Stowable shoulder straps to convert into a backpack
  • Meets airline size regulations for carry-on luggage
  • MSRP $180

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Hardest Course Of The Season! – S03/E12 – The CXOff http://www.cycleboredom.com/hardest-course-season-s03e12-cxoff/ http://www.cycleboredom.com/hardest-course-season-s03e12-cxoff/#respond Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:12:56 +0000 http://www.cycleboredom.com/?p=22312 Physical and mental tests galore! Starting with a wicked case of insomnia I nearly bailed at takeoff but The Bug convinced me to drive 1.5 hours to ride 40 minutes in the cold, gusting winds of AppleCross in Winchester, VA. Turns out this was the best course of the season. Already ridiculously challenging, a few […]

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Physical and mental tests galore! Starting with a wicked case of insomnia I nearly bailed at takeoff but The Bug convinced me to drive 1.5 hours to ride 40 minutes in the cold, gusting winds of AppleCross in Winchester, VA.

Turns out this was the best course of the season. Already ridiculously challenging, a few more twists on some old friends made it even more challenging, but INCREDIBLY fun. Sadly, my GoPro failed on the start line as well as when I went back out again to shoot. However, you get the idea of what the course was like through the women’s and men’s races.

PTAP Designs Stem Bag: http://ptapdesigns.bigcartel.com/product/stem-bag (in stock soon!)

Music: Me 2 (Feat. Julian Avila) – Lakey Inspired https://soundcloud.com/lakeyinspired/me-2-feat-julian-avila

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I ZIP TIED THE WRONG GEAR!! (WARNING: SSCX PURIST TRIGGER) – S03/E11 – The CXOff http://www.cycleboredom.com/zip-tied-wrong-gear-warning-sscx-purist-trigger-s03e11-cxoff/ http://www.cycleboredom.com/zip-tied-wrong-gear-warning-sscx-purist-trigger-s03e11-cxoff/#respond Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:51:48 +0000 http://www.cycleboredom.com/?p=22308 I put together a pretty decent shitshow right before my SSCX race! Jacket zipper broke and for some reason, I didn’t tighten the zip tie down enough and I managed to unwittingly shift as I headed to the start line. For those purists who just can’t even deal with me not only riding a geared […]

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I put together a pretty decent shitshow right before my SSCX race! Jacket zipper broke and for some reason, I didn’t tighten the zip tie down enough and I managed to unwittingly shift as I headed to the start line. For those purists who just can’t even deal with me not only riding a geared bike in a SSCX race, but also one that wasn’t regulated, let that feeling marinate a lil’ bit. I want to contribute to your migraine. 😂
Got to the venue late but despite my grumpiness, I was able to pull together some pretty sweet footage of the ladies race, my race, and the elite dudes.

I love the course at Rockburn and by the last two laps I was really feeling the bite of the Donnelley PDXs, trusting they’d catch as I ramped up my speed in the turns. Everywhere else I was dying, but what’s new?

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Music: Intimate – Krupa

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5K RUNNING RACE WITH BIKES IN THE MUD – S03/E10 – The CXOff http://www.cycleboredom.com/5k-running-race-bikes-mud-s03e10-cxoff/ http://www.cycleboredom.com/5k-running-race-bikes-mud-s03e10-cxoff/#respond Tue, 14 Nov 2017 01:22:24 +0000 http://www.cycleboredom.com/?p=22305 Mud may have been a factor for the day’s races at Ed Sander Memorial CX. If you look closely, you can see a bit of it on the ground and perhaps some of it collecting on the riders’ bikes and kits. The amount of spatter depended on where you rode on the course. Like, share, […]

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Mud may have been a factor for the day’s races at Ed Sander Memorial CX. If you look closely, you can see a bit of it on the ground and perhaps some of it collecting on the riders’ bikes and kits. The amount of spatter depended on where you rode on the course.

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Music: La Vida Loca – STH (Pryces RMX)

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This Title Needs To Mention The Mud! Also, The Shoes. And Possibly The Skinsuit – S03/E09 – The CXOff http://www.cycleboredom.com/title-needs-mention-mud-also-shoes-possibly-skinsuit-s03e09-cxoff/ http://www.cycleboredom.com/title-needs-mention-mud-also-shoes-possibly-skinsuit-s03e09-cxoff/#respond Sat, 11 Nov 2017 23:23:24 +0000 http://www.cycleboredom.com/?p=22301 The Belgian mud gods finally smiled upon us (with mud in their teeth, of course) at Ed Sander Memorial CX! After a ridiculously dry and dusty first half of the season, we were treated to conditions that could be described as epic. Is there a point where there’s too much mud? Yes, and we discovered […]

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The Belgian mud gods finally smiled upon us (with mud in their teeth, of course) at Ed Sander Memorial CX! After a ridiculously dry and dusty first half of the season, we were treated to conditions that could be described as epic. Is there a point where there’s too much mud? Yes, and we discovered that level as both mud and fresh cut field grass formed to make adobe foundations around our bottom brackets. So many broken derailleurs despite stopping and cleaning things out. Nasty conditions.

Those conditions, however, made for an amazing day of racing. On a day such as this, you say to yourself, “Why am I about to do this?!” at the start, “Why am I doing this?!” mid-race, and, “Why did I just do that?!” just after crossing the line. Shortly after that, it sinks in that you just finished an incredibly tough race in fuggin’ stupid conditions and you should feel pretty freaking good about all those things.

Apologies for the crazy Froome-view of my stem. Thought I had it at the right angle after testing it mid-week. Obviously, I did not. Although, the mud view was nice. Have to find a balance between stem shot and the terrain and seeing who you’re riding with.

Full race day coverage is coming in the next few days. Too much footage to put these into one 60+ minute video so I split them and had to redo some editing. Plus, I don’t want to cut people out. Hence the fuggin’ delay.

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DCCX IS A HELLUVA DRUG – S03/E08 – The CXOff http://www.cycleboredom.com/dccx-helluva-drug-s03e08-cxoff/ http://www.cycleboredom.com/dccx-helluva-drug-s03e08-cxoff/#respond Sun, 29 Oct 2017 23:36:24 +0000 http://www.cycleboredom.com/?p=22285 “Raw, I’mma give it to ya, raw like cyclocross straight from the District!” Yeah, that WuTang lyric doesn’t work at all but you get the point. DCCX—two solid days of freebasing pure, unrefined, cyclocross with the best people imaginable leaves you with the most intense #CXHANGOVER imaginable. You want to do it all again—to indulge in […]

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“Raw, I’mma give it to ya, raw like cyclocross straight from the District!”

Yeah, that WuTang lyric doesn’t work at all but you get the point. DCCX—two solid days of freebasing pure, unrefined, cyclocross with the best people imaginable leaves you with the most intense #CXHANGOVER imaginable. You want to do it all again—to indulge in a much as possible, but you know your mind and body wouldn’t be able to take it. Instead, you carry that burning desire with you for the next 363 days until it’s time to toe the line again.

Let’s just say I managed to find a way to turn those two days into something more epic than usual. Started off with turning myself inside out as I tried to respond to the insane amount of cheering and heckles as I raced, then added 24,000+ steps on top of that fatigue while I ran around the course trying to do that new gimbal and the SICKKKWHATTT racing justice.

Then came 4 full edits in 3 days, which turned out pretty damn well, if I don’t say so myself. The vlog, however, was a more unmanageable beast to tame. First edit was nearly 50 minutes. Gutted I had to cut so much footage of everyone racing, but unlike photo albums, you can’t throw everything into videos and expect people to watch an hour me filming shit. I think this is a pretty damn accurate capture of how amazing our race scene is. Again, I kept it raw with no music track because I think the vibe is strong enough on its own. I think you’ll agree.

Thanks again to everyone who made a point to stop me and express their enjoyment of the videos I’ve been producing. It means everything to hear so many people are digging the content as well as some of you out there being inspired to race cyclocross for the first time.

Last, but certainly not least, THANK YOU TO TEAM BBC FOR LETTING THE BUG AND I CAMP OUT IN YOUR TENTS FOR TWO DAYS!! Your hospitality was appreciated immensely.

Those paying attention, yes, this is only D1. There is another vlog for D2 coming this week, albeit mercifully shorter.

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DCCX: D2 Elite Men (2017) http://www.cycleboredom.com/dccx-d2-elite-men-2017/ http://www.cycleboredom.com/dccx-d2-elite-men-2017/#respond Wed, 25 Oct 2017 21:41:19 +0000 http://www.cycleboredom.com/?p=22280 LAATSTE DCCX VIDEO!! Wait, I still have to do the vlog. ffs… Day 2 was Kerry Werner from the whistle as he pushed the pace until he got a substantial gap. If it wasn’t for the front flat midway through he probably would’ve had one of those Van der Poel gaps. Listen for my expert […]

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LAATSTE DCCX VIDEO!! Wait, I still have to do the vlog. ffs…

Day 2 was Kerry Werner from the whistle as he pushed the pace until he got a substantial gap. If it wasn’t for the front flat midway through he probably would’ve had one of those Van der Poel gaps. Listen for my expert coaching advice as I attempt to calm what appeared to be a rattled professional by telling Kerry to “ride his ride (race)”, then realize after hearing the sidewall burp, “Oh, you got (a) flat?” 😂 Clearly, my brain and mouth are on completely different agendas.

Race hots up as the law office of Clark, Cowie, Lindine, and Werner got back together only to have Kerry put in a vicious attack off the barriers (WUUUUTTT?!). It wasn’t long until the Kona rider had another gap back to Tristan Cowie and Anthony Clark, one long enough where he felt comfortable to ride the infamous stairs before crossing the line as a 4x winner of DCCX.

The announcing duo of Nate Graham and Bill Schieken were on fire all day—all weekend, in fact.

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DCCX: D2 Elite Women (2017) http://www.cycleboredom.com/dccx-d2-elite-women-2017/ http://www.cycleboredom.com/dccx-d2-elite-women-2017/#respond Wed, 25 Oct 2017 02:09:54 +0000 http://www.cycleboredom.com/?p=22274 Just like Doublemint Gum, you double your pleasure during DCCX race weekend. Day 2 for the Elite Women saw some similar faces at the front but played out much differently than just 24 hours before. Of course I looked away the exact moment where the initial gap was made between Carla Williams and Arley Kemmerer […]

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Just like Doublemint Gum, you double your pleasure during DCCX race weekend. Day 2 for the Elite Women saw some similar faces at the front but played out much differently than just 24 hours before. Of course I looked away the exact moment where the initial gap was made between Carla Williams and Arley Kemmerer on the “W”. From there Carla managed to keep that gap to Arley, stretching it out to just over 40′ at the finish. Cassandra Maximenko put together the ride she was looking for this weekend crossing the line in third ahead of Allison Arensman. Our local Julies, Julie Hunter and Julie Kuliecza, put in monstrous rides finishing 12th and 13th!

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