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16 cyclocross races this past season, I just bought a road bike and start my first road race next sunday.
 

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This is one of my favorites.
At the Dutch Nationals, you see me showing my fellow racers De Knegt and Groenendaal just the way it's done.

In the other you see me a bit further down the field, in a perfectly dry Sint Michielsgestel, during the Superprestige race, ca. 2000/1. I still had very little CX experience back then, but it gave me the same feeling in the legs as a winding road crit does. That course today sure was an off-road crit, incredible speeds, even through tight grassy corners.
Incredible, a few second after the starting shot, you find yourself diving into a right hander at 50+kh, and way far behind already.
 

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Here are a few from last year.

These are from the Rockville classic in Marysville, PA. It was my 1st race. These are pics from the men's B.
 

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First pic may be off a Masters race

Looks like Chris Long of IF, second rider in pic one. He typically rides masters or A.
Strong Rider, good pic!
 

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You might be right-I think the masters and b's went off at the same time.
 

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just after the barriers, pre re mount
 

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Apenrose Race

kannas said:
16 cyclocross races this past season, I just bought a road bike and start my first road race next sunday.
Early season racing before it got wet. I'm the rider in the yellow jersey on the right about to remount.

<img src="https://www.hoyerfamily.com/images/IMG_4753.jpg">

Another shot right after the remount. Notice that I'm now looking at my feet trying to clip back in. I have to get better at that so I don't have to look when I clip.

<img src="https://www.hoyerfamily.com/images/IMG_4754.jpg">
 

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kannas said:
16 cyclocross races this past season, I just bought a road bike and start my first road race next sunday.
OBC CX Series in Ottawa, Nov 3th, 2003.
 

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Guess what beverage....

Try to guess was beverage it is?
I vote Buckler Beer! Your turn.
 

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Some of my favorites

from the MAC Series at Blue Diamond Park in DE last year:








Sarah Uhl

Not sure if I'll be able to actually try racing this year, but I plan on attending a few in my area again.
 

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I have always found pictures a great help in studying my technique, i.e seeing if you look down to clip in etc. This last pic shows Sarah's bad carrying technique, with the frame so far back it throws off her balance and you have to compensate by bending too far forward reducing lung capacity.
Not trying to be critical just thought some might find this useful.
 

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I don't think it stopped her from blowing away the field. I think, if I remember seeing the results, she kicked everyone's butt in this race.
 

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I don't think it stopped her from blowing away the field. I think, if I remember seeing the results, she kicked everyone's butt in this race.
You could probably have put her on a kiddies tricycle and she would still have kicked butt, when Pros are that far ahead of the rest of the field a little bad technique is not going to affect her much, but for mere mortals every little helps, every 5 seconds lost dismounting really adds up when you do it 20 times.
 

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and that sort of thing will cost ya when you aren't physically dominant over the rest of the field (regionals, states, Nats, etc..)
 

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Bigger version

Here's a bigger version of the bitty little photo at left, from one of the Panorama races in the Virginia series a couple of years back:
 

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Man, just seeing this makes me want to race again!

kannas said:
16 cyclocross races this past season, I just bought a road bike and start my first road race next sunday.
I raced just 1x this past year. It was my 1st. I'll definately be out there again. Is it October yet? :)
 

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desert cyclocross

This is from a late September race in Reno. As you can see this is not the most technical part of the course.
 
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