Monday, August 29, 2011

Cross Practice - Tuesday August 30, 2011 - DITCHCROSS


Just letting everyone know that 'cross practice is happening over in the ditch tomorrow night. I'll be there at 4:45/5 to set up and, as always, races start at 6:15 or so. We're going to try and run mock races a bit longer this week as 'cross season is finally upon us this weekend.


A few things to note;

1. BRING YOUR FREAKIN' HELMET. While practice isn't sanctioned, you still need a helmet. If you don't have one, let me or any of us know and we'll get you one to borrow.
2. Don't park in OSU lots. Permits are completely necessary for parking in their lots and they will tow your car if you don't have a permit.

See everyone tomorrow night.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Saturday August 27, 2011 - Lobdell Hot Laps

Looks like Kyle and J.d. will be getting together on Saturday for some hot laps at Lobdell. I hear it's going to start at 11am and go for a few hours. I haven't heard whether or not there will be much set up, but show up a little early to see if any help is needed. I hear Kyle has a pretty demanding course ready.


Come have some fun. Test those early season 'cross legs.


Monday, August 22, 2011

Cross Practice - Tuesday August 23, 2011 - DrainageCross


Just a heads up, we're heading out to the OSU drainage ditch again for another edition of 'cross practice. As always, I'll be showing up at 4:45 to set up, feel free to join. We'll start mock races around 6:15 and go until sunset.


Can't wait to get out there again!


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Photos from CrossGate #1

Thank Allan Sommer for these awesome photos!


Friday, August 19, 2011

Poll for Lobdell

Since the one over to the left isn't working, and I can figure it out, I used free polling site. I'll keep the voting going on until next 'cross practice then a decision will be made.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Small, but awesome turn out last night. Thanks to everyone that showed up early and help set up a super tough practice course. It seems like everyone's pretty excited for 'cross season. Also, thanks for sticking around and picking up flags!

Can't wait to get out again next week! Stay tuned for info!


Monday, August 15, 2011

Tomorrow Night! 8.16.2011 First Cross practice 2011


It's on for tomorrow night (8.16.2011). Practice will be held on Fred Taylor Dr. just behind the Jesse Owens Stadium off of Lane Ave.

Come around 4:45/5pm(16:45/17:00pm) to help set up. Mock races start about an hour later. Come out if you feel comfortable and are ready to have some fun.


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

2011 Columbus Cross Practice begins 8-16-2011

Cyclocrossers of the greater 614 area code unite!

Practice for the 2011 season is set to begin on August 16, 2011 behind the the Value City Arena/Jesse Owen's baseball stadium. We plan on starting at 6pm EST! So if you're available to help set up, please be there by 4:45/5pm. I'll have the gear, you just need to show up and help make a fun course.

There are some changes this year, so listen closely. . .

For starters practice is going to be free and there will be NO USA Cycling license required to ride the mock races. What I'm saying is; RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK. We're hoping to be more friendly towards new and beginner racers. You local pros shouldn't be discouraged from coming as we'll have the same set up as last year; two different races starting 30 seconds apart.

Secondly, keep a close eye on the blog as the practice venue is going to change week by week. We are planning on keeping these practices as close to the center of the city as possible. Worthington was a great venue, but more localized venue(s) will allow more time to race and tear down before the fall sun sets.

Last, but not least, the practice sessions and mock races will be 100% jerk free. The Cbus 'cross practice crew reserves the right to relegate or ban anyone acting like jerks. These practices are for learning purposes, we don't need to teach anyone to be a jerk.

Keep an eye on the blog Columbus!

The season is slowly sneaking up on us. Hope to see everyone in two weeks time!