Cross'd Bite Winter Cross Race!

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caitlin
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Sunday January 24th!

1pm to start!

@ the Slags in Frick Park

Some winter cross ‘nat! An hour of riding, running & bunny hoping in the cold & (hopefully) snow. Cash & prizes for the winners. Potluck to follow.

RACE:

Where: Slagheaps (Frick Park)

When: Sunday, January 24th; 1pm start

How much: $5 to race, free to watch

Prizes: Yes. Overall, womens & jeans (for the hipsters)

POTLUCK:

Where: East Liberty

When: Sunday, January 24th; after the race… like, I dunno, 3?

How much: Covered dish

Prizes: it’s a POTLUCK

We’re getting some sweet sponsors so come out and ride in what will probably be snow and ice!


BradQ
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I’m racing in the hipster class. Now to find the tightest acid washed jeans possible.


eMcK
Participant
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If the course scouting team was any indication, the jeans class could outnumber the lycra class 2 to 1.


reddan
Keymaster
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Wool knickers class?


edmonds59
Participant
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I’m training for the XXXL Walmart sweatpants class. Only 2 X’s to go!


BradQ
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Or maybe I’ll enter my own skinsuit class…


caitlin
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i was hoping to win womens and jeans.


caitlin
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or is that category called ‘mom pants’?

ps i am not a mom


edmonds59
Participant
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Uh, is this thread about cyclo cross-dressing?


joeframbach
Participant
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Wait, so what’s the prize for the potluck comp?


BradQ
Participant
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The prize for the potluck is you get to see me in a skinsuit eat whatever is put in front of me.


reddan
Keymaster
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Sounds like a great photo op for “I love eating in the city”.


BradQ
Participant
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Urban Pizza. I’m honestly excited about this race even if I’m laughably out of race shape.

Is this the usual one hour plus a lap type of thing, or a set time? Pulled after getting lapped? Too many questions for this sort of thing I know.


caitlin
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ted and eric could answer that i think.

its either one hour, or a set number of laps. not pulled after lapped i don’t think?

i honestly dont know much about cyclocross… but i feel like it could be my next fun thing to do on a bike hobby.


rachel_ding
Participant
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I will *hopefully* be back on a bike at this point.. if so, stoked to bike to it and watch my buddies.


eMcK
Participant
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I think we will probably run an hour or so plus a lap. No need to adjust course distance for bad weather or course conditions. I like things that run themselves.


pratt
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Slagheaps? does that mean the flat section across nine mile from the new development…between the bmx jump hill and the radio tower hill?

Not going to race, but I’d like to come out and take some pictures.


TheLivingTed
Participant
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The race course will be held in the slags by the radio tower and will feature much of Dave’s “24minutes of slagheap” course. We can expect a combined race of about one hour plus a lap in duration. I think lapped riders will be allowed to race as long as they like.

Then again, the details are still being worked out so more details as they become apparent.


TheLivingTed
Participant
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top. n’at.


TheLivingTed
Participant
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top.


erok
Keymaster
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bunny hoping


caitlin
Participant
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that’s what I’ll be doing.


TheLivingTed
Participant
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Breaking News: Your favorite local beer: Straub is now sponsoring this event and perhaps more in the future. Free beer! So if you needed more of an incentive to race, spectate, or hangout. Here it is!

So prepare for adventure!

Sunday January 24th!

1pm to start!

@ the Slags in Frick Park

Some winter cross ‘nat! An hour of riding, running & bunny hoping in the cold & (hopefully) snow. Cash & prizes for the winners. Potluck to follow.

RACE:

Where: Slagheaps (Frick Park)

When: Sunday, January 24th; 1pm start

How much: $5 to race, free to watch

Prizes: Yes. Overall, womens & jeans (for the hipsters)

POTLUCK:

Where: East Liberty

When: Sunday, January 24th; after the race… like, I dunno, 3?

How much: Covered dish

Prizes: it’s a POTLUCK

We’re getting some sweet sponsors so come out and ride in what will probably be snow and ice!


joeframbach
Participant
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BEER:

Where: Slagheaps (Frick Park), East Liberty

When: Sunday, January 24th; 1pm at the Slagheaps, 3pm at East Liberty

How much: It’s SPONSORED!

Prizes: ANOTHER BEER!


erok
Keymaster
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straub is a good cheap beer. i’ll give’m that


TheLivingTed
Participant
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NOW BROUGHT TO YOU BY STRAUB BEER,

FREE STRAUB BEER!!


TheLivingTed
Participant
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stay tuned, we’ll be dropping the flyers shortly!


caitlin
Participant
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i swear ill send the blog post by the end of today


erok
Keymaster
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you’re still good. i think its good to post stuff the week of an event


TheLivingTed
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spakbros
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where is this slag heap and how much beer are we talkin?


eMcK
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Slag Heaps = secret handshake.

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eMcK
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pratt
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even better Eric

http://bit.ly/637Vho


ieverhart
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It looks like it’s best accessed from Love Street. Is that right, or can you get there via Parkview Boulevard, too?


caitlin
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there will probably be a meet up at braddock and biddle to show people the way.


caitlin
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also it seems like goodman is your best bet?


pratt
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most of the streets end in blockades of some sort or another. Best way in is down Goodman. At the end of Goodman there is a turnaround. Look left up the hill there is a trail…follow to end of fence, either go around or through.

you can also come in where commercial goes under the parkway. follow the road above nine mile until you see a short up to the left, near the radio towers, before the road starts going down towards nine mile. T’s either go right or left they both get you to the general area…you’ll be under the radio tower hill if you go left, and above it if you go right.


pratt
Participant
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here are the best routes, in my opinion

dirt road, little bit of hard climbing but off the streets and kind of nice

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/commerical-left-radio-towers

also

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/commercial-right-radio-towers

or all roads until the end

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/goodman-radio-tower


caitlin
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when we get the blog post, etc up we will include directions and a meet up point to get you to the slags if you aren’t sure where they are.

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