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      CommentAuthorPacMUle
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2012
     
    checked it out for a few hours both days.... wow! so awesome, tons of riders! i cant wait for the next one!
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      CommentAuthorPaul
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2012
     
    ^^ hey Pac. Your friends showed up super early and helped Sunday morning when we were changing the course. Thank them for us. Also, Dustin was super sexy in the no jersey bibs.
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      CommentAuthorPacMUle
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2012
     
    i laughed so damn hard when i saw his get up! i got some pics i'll post when i get a chance :) & i will for sure pass along the message to Dustin & Martin, they had a blast! hopefully i'll get a copy of the go-pro video he shot & post that here as well...
    • CommentAuthorShady John
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2012
     
    Sam:https://vimeo.com/52364684

    Thanks to Cecil for sound rec. Sorry about the jumpy volume bits, consider it a "feature" of the video.


    A little surprised to see how many of these riders (A, B?) were running with their bikes instead of riding. I guess it was looser on Saturday than it was on Sunday.
    • CommentAuthorSam
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2012
     
    ShadyGaga:
    Sam:https://vimeo.com/52364684

    Thanks to Cecil for sound rec. Sorry about the jumpy volume bits, consider it a "feature" of the video.


    A little surprised to see how many of these riders (A, B?) were running with their bikes instead of riding. I guess it was looser on Saturday than it was on Sunday.


    They are not A or B riders. The are first timers and C IIRC. The first part of the footage is from Sat morning.
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      CommentAuthorPacMUle
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2012
     
    bam... here is Dustin, post race.

    annnnd BAM!

    this is sooo wrong in so many ways, but completely awesome and so right at the same time! :D


    ... try to un-see that, i dare you!
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      CommentAuthorPaul
    • CommentTimeNov 3rd 2012
     
    I didn't know until yesterday that Hans pulled an all-day shift in the registration tent! Thanks Hans!
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      CommentAuthorPacMUle
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2012
     
  1.  
    And there's a Saturday race in Oceanside!
    http://socalcross.org/events/scps-10-storm-the-beach/
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    Likely to be muddy this weekend.
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    And don't forget about the Single Speed World Championships in Los Angeles the first weekend in December!! http://www.sscxwc2012.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/SSCXWC2012

    It's in combination with a UCI night race in a park next to downtown LA. So awesome. Just a half mile from Union Station.
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      CommentAuthorHans
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2012
     
    Forgot to post this earlier. The fields were alive with bicycles. These billboards where various locations around Chicago when I was there a couple months ago. What I was seeing were a heck of a lot of people training. Very popular in the area.
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      CommentAuthorPaul
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2012 edited
     
    A little bird told me that PacMule and Dustin showed up in North County and helped with the racing again.
    You guys rock.
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      CommentAuthorPacMUle
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2012
     
    yeppers... it was SUCH A BLAST! we helped with set up & manned the Mud Pit of Destiny :D i was gonna do a write up on it, but i wanted to wait till dustin e-mails me the pics. anyone not going to these things is totally missing out on such a fun time! beautiful bikes, awesome people with great attitudes, and lake hodges was such a perfect place for this kinda thing! if anyone is heading up north for the remaining ones in the series i would love to catch a ride with you!
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    I'm sure a bunch of people will be going up for the UCI weekend / Single Speed World Championships. We can organize some carpools!

    PacMUle:yeppers... it was SUCH A BLAST! we helped with set up & manned the Mud Pit of Destiny :D i was gonna do a write up on it, but i wanted to wait till dustin e-mails me the pics. anyone not going to these things is totally missing out on such a fun time! beautiful bikes, awesome people with great attitudes, and lake hodges was such a perfect place for this kinda thing! if anyone is heading up north for the remaining ones in the series i would love to catch a ride with you!
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    Here's the link: http://socalcross.org/events/cxla/
    Not much on there yet, but there will be racing both days including Saturday night races. Going to be super fun. It's right next to downtown LA / Union Station as well. Awesome use of public space. Same location as Fuck Yeah Fest.
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      CommentAuthorPacMUle
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2012
     
    ^^ nice! the course map looks awesome!
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    Single Speed Cyclocross World Championships 2012


    This weekend!
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    Anyone headed up to Irvine for the Cross Into 2013 race: http://socalcross.org/events/cx-into-2013/ ?
    Or the final in LA on the 6th? http://socalcross.org/events/scps-20-prestige-series-finale/
    • CommentAuthorsd_mike
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2013 edited
     
    I'm looking to do a ride in the Ramona/Lakeside area next week, weather permitting. Does anyone know if El Cajon Mountain Truck Trail is open from El Monte Road near El Capitan Dam? That section is the key to my planned loop.

    The goal is to take the Trolley to Santee, then bike to El Capitan Dam where the dirt road begins. I'll take that up to San Diego Country Estates, then wind my way (haven't fully figured which way yet) over to Mussey Grade Rd, then Foster Truck Trail to 67, then back to Ramona. Lots of climbing, should be fun. I'd love to have someone along if anyone is interested as well. This would be a mixed terrain ride on my cyclocross bike.
    • CommentAuthorsd_mike
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2013
     
    There must have been a sale on Private Road and No Trespassing signs... Almost every roadway I checked out today was either marked Private or No Trespassing.
    • CommentAuthormfutch
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2013
     
    What route did you end up doing? Did you find any good roads/trails that were accessible?
    • CommentAuthorsd_mike
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2013
     
    I used my motorcycle to check out all the routes I was going to use (at least the start of them). That is where I found the closure problems. At most, if I still go on my ride next week, it will be via 67 to Dye Rd, San Vicente Rd, then Wildcat Canyon to Featherstone Canyon Rd. I found it goes to the El Cajon Mountain Truck Trail like I had wanted. I'll go exploring on that road and return to San Diego Country Estates, then back to 67 and home. I'm still planning to take the trolley to Santee to skip some of the city riding. So, the only one I found accessible that looked good was Featherstone Canyon Road. Every other roadway was blocked/gated/signposted/just not open.
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      CommentAuthorSmorg
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2013 edited
     
    Not all the roads marked with 'private' signs are really private, though. You should check them out with SANGIS. There was a 'Private' sign on Mother Grundy TT when I rode past it (on Deerhorn Valley Rd side) a month or so ago, and that road is definitely public. :P
    • CommentAuthorsd_mike
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2013
     
    I checked a few out with SANGIS before. Foster Truck Trail was marked as private with older PRIVATE ROAD signs on both ends. Other roads were gated or had No Trespassing signs.
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      CommentAuthorPaul
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2013
     
    It's coming (just not to San Diego) it would have been fun to see this guy do it:

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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2013
     
    ^^ cool bikes; cool outfits.
    • CommentAuthorHMeins
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2013 edited
     
    Didn't know Greg rode CX. Colorways from that era are making a strong comeback. Rahsaan Bahati won the Carlsbad GP on Sunday wearing his new kit with acid green trim.

    Wait until you get a load of my latest late 80s Colnago MTB. It's kind of hard to look at. I'll have it built up in a week or so.
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      CommentAuthorPaul
    • CommentTimeSep 12th 2013
     
    The steel Poprad CX bikes made by his old company are still coveted and included a model that was among the first disc bikes I know about.

    In more Greg news: http://www.bicycleretailer.com/product-tech/2013/09/12/lemond-introduce-three-bikes-interbike#.UjHwhKz8ulg
    • CommentAuthorHMeins
    • CommentTimeSep 12th 2013
     
    I would love to have a Poprad, but I'm still skeptical about the practicality of disc brakes in CX conditions.
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      CommentAuthorPaul
    • CommentTimeSep 12th 2013
     
    HMeins:I would love to have a Poprad, but I'm still skeptical about the practicality of disc brakes in CX conditions.


    They made plenty of canti bikes. CX Nationals last year showed the problems with mechanical discs for CX. Interestingly, they are probably fine on dry courses. Self-adjusting hydraulics a la mountain bikes will help solve the problem of worn rotors but I agree - have a hard time seeing the practicality right now and the top Euro pros agree. Winning bikes at Worlds were canti.
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      CommentAuthormarkphilips
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2013 edited
     


    And equally entertaining as the first one

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    2013 Bilenky JUNKYARD Cross looks gnarly!


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      CommentAuthormarkphilips
    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2014 edited
     
    Cyclocross on a Pedersen.




    Photo taken by Charis hill last weekend in Sacramento
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      CommentAuthorPaul
    • CommentTimeOct 10th 2014
     
    The Socal Prestige Series has been underway for a few weeks and SpyCloCross starts this weekend. Google them.
    • CommentAuthorT
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2014 edited
     
    Sunday, November 9, 2014 (Same day as the CicloSDias # 3 event in Hillcrest / Bankers Hill) there is the UDO SpyCloCross SCNCA District Cyclocross Champships at Lake Hodges at San Dieguito River Park

    https://www.facebook.com/spyclocrossseries

    http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s448/thuff19501/10367155_456521307822426_8136590449779813748_n.jpg

    And the SoCal Prestige Series has been underway but nothing in San Diego, but definitely things around southern california: http://socalcross.org/events/ .. the only one in San Diego is the location not yet determined 'Cross into 2015' on December 28, 2014: http://socalcross.org/events/cross-fever-1-cross-into-2015/
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      CommentAuthorPaul
    • CommentTimeOct 27th 2014
     
    T:Sunday, November 9, 2014 (Same day as the CicloSDias # 3 event in Hillcrest / Bankers Hill) there is the UDO SpyCloCross SCNCA District Cyclocross Champships at Lake Hodges at San Dieguito River Park

    https://www.facebook.com/spyclocrossseries

    http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s448/thuff19501/10367155_456521307822426_8136590449779813748_n.jpg

    And the SoCal Prestige Series has been underway but nothing in San Diego, but definitely things around southern california: http://socalcross.org/events/ .. the only one in San Diego is the location not yet determined 'Cross into 2015' on December 28, 2014: http://socalcross.org/events/cross-fever-1-cross-into-2015/


    If the SoCalCross event happens, I'll be putting it on at Morley Field the weekend after that instead of the 28th. It's still up in the air and we haven't permitted it yet.

    Udo Cross will be a great event. Spy is doing a quality job with their series. Check it out.