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Lake Geneva CX 2013

Who's in? First CX race this year for me. This course was awesome last year.

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I'm expecting to be working that day, but if not I'd like to fit it in. Won't know until Friday before

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This is the day after Cheq 40 too. I'll be wasted but ready to hammer down. Who works on Sunday? You work at Wal Mart bro?

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Day after the Tri-Rock Triathlon, Ha Ha, Wonder if wife should just kill me Saturday if I tell her I'm doing this CX race Sunday..

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Tell her you will either pick up a bad crack habit, bad whore habit, or bad cycling habit. Pick one. Though cycling is more expensive than crack, it's healthier.

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Registered. Would love to loose at least another 25 points off my Crossresults score prior to CCC. Need a few more riders in Cat 5 in order for this to be scored...

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Since I ran first with the juniors, and got home first, I'll post up the first race report. The course was great and had a little bit of everything. Some nice fast sections, hair pins, drops, 3 or 4 sand pits, several run-ups (all but one of which I was able to ride up this time!), two barrier jump areas, and a choice between a bridge or moguls. Oh, and mud. Lots of mud.

Only one group ran ahead of me, and the course was getting worse with every lap for my group. In the section where you could choose between riding up an over on a bridge, or over some moguls, I decided to do the moguls. I was able to get through them just fine, and while the bridge may have been faster, the risk of crashing and being stuck was much higher. There was only one section where I could really put the hammer down, and the rest of the course was either technical or so muddy that muscling it was less fast than focusing on being smooth.

On the second lap I was carrying too much speed after exiting a sand put and blew through a turn. A cable on my bike ended up getting stuck in the course boundary stake, and I felt like I was stuck for a whole minute trying to get my bike free. I was able to pass a few back, but ended up in 13th. Not as good as I had hoped, but good enough for pre-season. I am very happy that I got a chance to ride a muddy course before it counts.

And I stayed ahead of Ms. Krebs.

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Nice job Sean. Good seeing you out there.

This was the first race on my new bike, and I didn't really check anything or make sure things were right before I raced it. Par for the course. In my race it was super muddy, and in some spots that were off camber you couldn't even ride them, had to walk, and slipping most of the way. First thing I noticed was my rear brakes were sticking, and not really working either. I would come into a sharp turn hauling ass, lock on the rear brakes, and I think actually pick up speed instead of slowing down. Then I would try to modulate the front, which of course put me on my head. I think I crashed 8 times in this race maybe? All by myself, except for one which I pile drove another guy, had to untangle my wheel from his pedal, and then hopped on to find my chain off. Lost quite a few spots on the last lap from that.

Had a decent race considering I did Cheq 40 the day before and I was wasted. Wish I would have had brakes, that would have helped a ton. I did the flyover every lap even though it was super slippery. I live on the edge. It was faster, mainly because you got so much speed going down. I passed a few guys each lap there. Not exactly sure where I finished, but I was muddy as hell and cold after I washed off my bike so I just hit the road.

The kid was sucking wind, and I think is sorry she hasn't been training much at all. First thing she said when she came in was, "how can you make me fast again dad?" "what do I have to do?". She got killed by girls she was beating last year. Her lack of training shows, and I think she is gonna have a tough year. Gotta learn somehow though. At least there is a good group of kids that do this and she should stick with it and at least learn a few things about hard work, sacrifice, and reward, and how they are connected.

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Nice work guys, based on the crappy weather out here I figured the race would be tough/wet/cold. Glad I skipped it . Instead I started sorting out the ol' fuji cross sled and decided to strip down the wheels and weigh them. Just under 2100g for the set, without tape and skewers! I'm fishing for used sets on ebay and craigslist that won't disentegrate under my power (I mean weight ). Any thoughts on Kyserium Elite or Kyserium SSC SL? Would save around 500 grams and can get for 3-4 hundo. Other suggestions welcome

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My kid uses Elites. She is 80 pounds though. I've used them and they are decent wheels. Should be fine for CX and lighten up your steed a bit too.

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Nice work Ken. I couln't leave the house as wife had gun to head...

I need wheels too as my current one do not stay true, with my fat a$$, i mean ripped muscle .... Oh never mind..

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