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Photos: 2013 Ithaca Grand Prix of Cyclocross

This Saturday I drove down to Ithaca, Michigan to take some pics at the 2013 Grand Prix of Cyclocross.

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I am by no means a professional photographer and usually have to monkey with the pics to get the look I want, so keep that in mind when viewing. Like my racing and riding, it’s mostly another expensive hobby that I am not very good at (ha!). Regardless of all that, below is slide show of what I have processed so far. If you did the race and want to download a photo for your personal use, just visit the Flickr set. There is no charge for the pics, but if you want to donate a few cents towards the XXC cause and our coverage of “dirt culture” by clicking the button below, I wouldn’t yell at you.

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Drinking and Mr. Furley

I saw a post on Facebook by Guitar Ted earlier today about Trek’s recently unveiled Farley fat bike. Someone make a mistaken comment about how the name was already taken by Raleigh for their singlespeed disc brake CX bike. G-Ted of  course pointed out that the Raleigh bike was the FUREly not a FARley. Furley (for those of you born after 1980) is taken from the character Mr. Furely (Don Knotts) on the show Three’s Company. The Farley (it is assumed) takes its name from the less than thin, formerly alive actor/comedian Chris Farely of Saturday Night Live fame and such award-winning (?) films as Tommy Boy and Beverly Hills Ninja. Continue Reading →

XXC/AV: Highchair Kings

Barring the German band Kraftwerk’s Tour de France album and the Decemberist’s Apology Song, there aren’t that many songs about bikes or cycling.** However Minneapolis’ Highchair Kings are giving it a shot with the song Crush Gravel which appears on their debut EP to be released later this month. I am always a fan of artists being inspired by cycling whether they are writing, creating music, taking photos, videos or making independent magazines (ahem, cough, cough). Continue Reading →

Jason Sager’s Sudety MTB Challenge: Stages 1 & 2

With the Prologue over, Jason Sager of Team Jamis checks in again from Poland’s Sudety mountains and shares an update of Stages 1 & 2 at the Sudety MTB Challenge. In case you missed it, you can check out Jason’s first post [HERE].

Stage 1 and 2 Reflections at Stage 3 Breakfast

Sitting here the morning of stage 3, I’m having my second cup of Nescafé. It is a telling moment.

A single cup of Nescafé is a less than suitable replacement for what would ordinarily be a welcomed first cup of proper coffee. Some concessions must be made when on the road, and while coffee compromise is a lamentable one, these things happen, and are relatively acceptable. For a single cup.To return for a second cup of the water soluble coffee indicates a dire situation where caffeine stimulation overrides the desire for pleasant flavor. We’re getting tired here at the Sudety MTB Challenge.

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