Cyclocrossers!

Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby hannos » Fri May 28, 2010 9:47 pm

What the heck is this cyclocross business? Looks a bit like road biking on the dirt!
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby flammer » Sat May 29, 2010 5:15 pm

hannos wrote:What the heck is this cyclocross business? Looks a bit like road biking on the dirt!


and having to carry the bike half way. :?
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby Missy24 » Sat May 29, 2010 6:07 pm

flammer wrote:
hannos wrote:What the heck is this cyclocross business? Looks a bit like road biking on the dirt!


and having to carry the bike half way. :?


and you get dirty :? I thought it was only a mtbikng thing the dirty part
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby trailgumby » Sat May 29, 2010 6:49 pm

CX looks hilarious.

Ride around in the rain on the grass, get muddy, fall over, don't care, jump over fences, hike-a-bike and jump back on while runnng, don't care about erosion or hitting trees becasue the course is on some dude's farm in a fertile area so "fragile" soils are not an issue. Put all your old crappy parts on a road frame so it doesn't matter if they get worn out becasue they already are. Or better yet, go singlespeed.

What's not to like?

Oh, and sometimes you get to practice your mtb skills. :D

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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby flammer » Sat May 29, 2010 6:57 pm

Sounds like roadies trying, rather unsuccessfully to invade MTBland. :lol:

Could a caad frame be decked out for CX?
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby trailgumby » Sat May 29, 2010 7:03 pm

Needs mini-V brakes to clear the mud.

CX pre-dates mtb by several decades.
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby Missy24 » Sat May 29, 2010 7:07 pm

trailgumby wrote:CX looks hilarious.

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I would fall on my head.... what you don't see in this picture is the guy landing on his head... TG is that you in the pic? If so how does your head feel now?
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby trailgumby » Sat May 29, 2010 7:36 pm

Nah, not me. :D

There's a drop like that at Ourimbah that's very makeable, but I chickened out and took the B-line as the race was the first time I'd been around the course. Obstacles like that I'd want to stop and look at closely and practice on before attempting them in race conditions.

You just take the entry slow, trail your back brake as you roll over the lip with your bum back like in the picture, stay off the front brake and roll out the bottom. You just gotta watch it as your suspension compresses from the g-forces at the bottom.

I still can't get my left arm into that position with any strength, so you won;t see me trying that for a little while. The improvement is very slow,
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby alchemist » Sat May 29, 2010 7:45 pm

flammer wrote:Could a caad frame be decked out for CX?


I've seen a couple of caad frames race locally; one had road tyres on the other was an older frame had 28 or 30mm CX tyres squeezed in.
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby brendan » Sun May 30, 2010 7:30 pm

trailgumby wrote:CX looks hilarious.

Ride around in the rain on the grass, get muddy, fall over, don't care, jump over fences, hike-a-bike and jump back on while runnng, don't care about erosion or hitting trees becasue the course is on some dude's farm in a fertile area so "fragile" soils are not an issue. Put all your old crappy parts on a road frame so it doesn't matter if they get worn out becasue they already are. Or better yet, go singlespeed.

What's not to like?


this sounds about right.
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby brendan » Sun May 30, 2010 7:37 pm

flyer up!
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby Missy24 » Sun May 30, 2010 7:56 pm

brendan wrote:Image

Wow you guys went all out... love your work.

FYI... just on the down low... real low like... chanel 9 has recently reported that elephants have a secret language that they use to communicate... wonder what that translates to.

The part that says, "Cycling Australia Aprroved," means I'll be unable to participate, but would be interested in dropping by to perhaps heckle some people...

P.S. Can you bring a mountain bike?
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby brendan » Sun May 30, 2010 8:31 pm

Missy24 wrote:Wow you guys went all out... love your work.


when i received the email containing this flyer the only words it said were, "they're not humping".

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The part that says, "Cycling Australia Aprroved," means I'll be unable to participate



not so! you can buy a 3 ride permit! we're subsidizing them and everything!

Missy24 wrote:
P.S. Can you bring a mountain bike?


yes! there's a mountain bike category! come on down!

(even if it is just to heckle)
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby Missy24 » Sun May 30, 2010 8:51 pm

brendan wrote:
Missy24 wrote:
P.S. Can you bring a mountain bike?


yes! there's a mountain bike category! come on down!

(even if it is just to heckle)


My mtb should be finished and shipped by August... hopefully I'll make it, don't think I'll risk the Cannondale.
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby brendan » Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:57 am

important note re: licencing / 3-ride permits up on the blog:

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

Postby flammer » Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:39 pm

Silly Brugers! (I think they were speaking Flemish :lol: )

Still not convinced that these CX events aren't a wee bit loony. :shock: But The Lance ad was very good.

But, I am thinking of building up a CX bike for those dirt roads that can take more speed than an MTB can supply. The Strathbogies has plenty of granitic earth roads that are tempting.
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby rearviewmirror » Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:43 pm

Looking forward to these events!


And.. I still can't believe all the crying sooks on this forum. Get over yourselves, it's sooks like you that events need insurance for because you'll be the first to sue if you fall off your bike. Anything you do on a bike should be at your risk.... Do you really need Bicycles Victoria or Cycling Australia permits and insurance to keep you safe? Ride your bike, and deal with the consequences of your actions, don't always look for the nanny's teet for safety. I'm out.. See you lot at the races.
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby brendan » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:04 pm

rearviewmirror wrote:
Do you really need ... Cycling Australia permits?



for this you do!
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby AUbicycles » Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:19 am

rearviewmirror wrote:Looking forward to these events! And.. I still can't believe all the crying sooks on this forum. Get over yourselves, it's sooks like you that events need insurance for because you'll be the first to sue if you fall off your bike. Anything you do on a bike should be at your risk.... Do you really need Bicycles Victoria or Cycling Australia permits and insurance to keep you safe? Ride your bike, and deal with the consequences of your actions, don't always look for the nanny's teet for safety. I'm out.. See you lot at the races.


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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby flammer » Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:24 am

Could this be the end of the catatonic rant that randomly rages from a thread; that so many of us find entertaining and speaking far more of the ranter than the intended target? One hopes not! :lol:

This comment is, as is obvious, written in the passive voice and not aimed at any member. :wink:

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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby brendan » Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:40 pm

flammer wrote:
This comment is, as is obvious, written in the passive voice


my lecturers always told me not to use the passive voice...
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby flammer » Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:50 pm

They were idiots Brendan. Obviously not members either. :wink:
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby Missy24 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:05 pm

It was my fualt this time
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby brendan » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:54 am

pls let us know if you require a 3 ride permit.
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Re: Cyclocrossers!

Postby the rat » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:36 pm

Im really excited for this! I might try and locate some planks of wood to practice dismounting over.
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Top work on subsidizing the licencing. Very helpful.


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Will you guys be hosing down the course to make artificial mud if it stays dry?
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