Cyclocrossers!

Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby flammer » Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:09 pm

Missy24 wrote:It was my fualt this time


You tried your best to be the first of your gender to say it, but 'fualt' isn't quite right. :wink:
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby Missy24 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:14 pm

flammer wrote:
Missy24 wrote:It was my fualt this time


You tried your best to be the first of your gender to say it, but 'fualt' isn't quite right. :wink:

Thanks flammer.. who the flying bicycles cares... its always my fualt anyway
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby flammer » Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:47 pm

Now back to cyclo. Still thinking about building up a dirt road bike, not a bog snorkeler, using my CAAD 7 frame:

Do I need V brakes and therefore a new front fork with pins, or do those froggleg brakes do the trick?

Would a 'dale carbon road fork cope with dirt roads?

Campy or Shimano running gear?

Road or MTB saddle?

Anything else I need to know?
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby brendan » Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:29 am

http://dirtydeedscx.blogspot.com/p/faq.html

your caliper brakes will be fine.

the rest is up to you.
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby brendan » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:07 pm

hey, if you need a 3-ride permit, you can now purchase them in advance at DISC on a tuesday night. tell them i sent you!
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby brendan » Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:52 pm

holy crap! you can now buy cupcakes at the race! there's going to be a cake stall! proceeds go to edgar's mission, apparently. that rules. this is my kind of racing!
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby brendan » Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:53 am

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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby brendan » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:15 am

the race is on sunday.

it is currently raining.

the last two nights i've been churning up the course by doing burnouts all over it in sean the man's grandma's car.

folks, there's going to be mud.
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby Uncle Just » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:55 am

And a bit of snow I hope. :lol: Any off camber hills and steps? Beer tents, raucous drunk fans punching contestants? If only we had CX here 30-40 years ago .... good luck with it, I hope it catches on. :D
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby brendan » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:27 pm

Uncle Just wrote:
Any off camber hills and steps?


yep.

Uncle Just wrote:

Beer tents,


there may be beer available by donation, yes. also coffee and cakes!

Uncle Just wrote:
raucous drunk fans punching contestants?



we can live in hope.
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby Uncle Just » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:37 pm

Good to hear. Incidentally found a natural venue for CX this morning on my pootle... Fairview Park in Hawthorn. Unfortunately for it to happen would need the wealthy burghers surrounding it to all have lobotomies! :lol:
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby brendan » Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:42 pm

Uncle Just wrote:Good to hear. Incidentally found a natural venue for CX this morning on my pootle... Fairview Park in Hawthorn. Unfortunately for it to happen would need the wealthy burghers surrounding it to all have lobotomies! :lol:


yeah, over the past few months we've discovered a billion and one awesome places for CX courses. getting permits has proven considerably more difficult...
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby flammer » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:32 pm

Come to the country - Shepparton City Council loves bike events.

They are currently creating a rail trail between where I live and where I work. :D 20km of hot mix and no vehicle danger. Have to watch for 'roos though.
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby brendan » Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:04 pm

full results and some more pics up here:

http://dirtydeedscx.blogspot.com/

comprehensive report up soon.
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby brendan » Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:12 pm

comprehensive report up:

http://dirtydeedscx.blogspot.com/
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby toolonglegs » Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:22 pm

Looked like a great time...good stuff.
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby brendan » Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:42 pm

if you wanna hear nath and i talking about the series on 3cr, the podcast is available here:

http://podcast.3cr.org.au/pod/3CRCast-2 ... -76598.mp3
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby brendan » Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:38 pm

so, if i were crazy about CX, this is what i'd do this weekend:

friday night - go to the bicycle black market at commuter cycles and watch sick CX movies.
saturday - go for an easy CX ride on the yarra trails with nik cee
sunday - roll up to darebin parklands around 12!

hell yeah!
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