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Was just flipping around, and turns out that Universal Sports is showing a Women's Cyclocross World Cup race right now. Had never watched a cyclocross race before. As in ever.

Wow... there sure is an unbelievable amount of deep, sticky mud. And super-steep hills. And a few ppl doing slo-mo spills or almost wiping out, though the mad bike-handling skillz seem to be preventing most of that. The portage dismounts and re-mounts are real fluid, despite the exhaustion.

That Marianne Vos chick is the truth... been leading almost the entire way.

No one has suspension-anything. Illegal, yes? So, MTBers are a tad teh wimpy?

Just does not look easy at all... like 45 minutes of hell. These are some tough wimmenz.


/ Vos won, by a pretty good margin too. It's weird tho'... the top 3 wimmenz stand on the podium, and they get pretty podium girls standing next to 'em. They deserve to get some podium boys, I'd think.
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CdaleNut said:
cant believe you asked to see podium guys..........but here you go
They're not for me, goofball... they're for Vos and whichever wimmenz came in second and third to hang onto and coo over.

Fair is fair. I think Andrea would concur.
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now you need to go race one in person.
 

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Are you calling me wimpy?


The cross course would be the warmup for real mountain biking. Mud is a novelty in cross, in mountain biking it's a reality.
 

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now stay up late

and watch a mens race
best pedal driven sport there is
nothing hurts like it, and nothing makes you smile like it
but man where you been? they've been showing them all summer
Only Katie (when healthy) and Daphny when having 'her day' can challenge Vos
 

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last year my fil was drawn to it while i watched.
so they have to race in eth snow and mud?
yup.
and pavement
yup
on road bikes?
well, pretty much
and they have all those turns?
yup
and they have to climb up and over a bridge?
yup
and there are crashes?
many
and spectators can stand right next to the course?
sometimes they help them, sometimes they taunt them. a few years back a rider got dqed because on the last lap he kicked a heckler in the face. they serve a lot of beer at those things.
wow. it looks kinda fun.

this from a guy who counts sleeping as his #1 hobby.
 

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Andrea138 said:
I need to see pix from other angles before I can make a judgment call on this.
Ah. Hence the 'baby got back' requirement for a podium boy to be Andrea-approved.
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CdaleNut said:
Id like to know, since when did Elvis become a Podium guy ?? lol
Why not? He's a hunka hunka burning love, after all.
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