I really dig this short film produced by QBP/All-City Cycles. I also really dig the idea of “bandit cross.” Yeah I know, there’s nothing too new here, for years racers have been putting on unsanctioned, free to nearly free, gravel, mountain and cross races (just check XXC ‘s race calendar and you’ll find more than few events that won’t cost or win you a nickel). It’s not that I feel that unsanctioned, underground, free, yada, yada, yada is better or worse, or anything else, it’s just an alternative for riders to stay on the bike and off the couch.
It’s sort of freakish that I would find this concept cool given my enjoyment of routine and structure. I guess I dig it in the same freakish way that I somehow manage to dig music by The Smiths, Metallica, Fugazi and Girl Talk? Freakish.