Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Drawing an Early End to the Practice Season

I'm afraid we're calling off practice tonight., which brings an end to the Tuesday evening bitchn ditchn sessions. With the wet ground and pending weather, we're not wanting to tear up the grounds that we have been granted permission to use. Thank you to OSU for having us.

And thank you to everyone who set-up the courses and took them down. To those who put on the drills, and everyone who helped newer crossers get the hang of things.

And of course, thanks to everyone who came out and took part in practice. We have a pretty damn cool community here in Columbus.

The season isn't over, hope to see you out there!

And if you have a little pocket change to help the millions effected by the hurricane, consider a donation:


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Earlier Start / More Racing

Great to see the group out last night! Thanks to everyone who showed up, set-up, and helped tear down. And thanks to Noah for taking the reigns.

Being that we're losing light, let's try to kick things off a little earlier. Let's start the racing at 5:45 to give us over an hour of racing, tear down at about 7.

We'd like to keep rolling for 2-3 more weeks, until the end of October. So try to get there on-time, so we can take advantage of the little light we have.

See you at the ditch!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tuesday September 4, 2012

Practice is on.

Christopher will be setting up around 4:30 and practice will start around 6ish.

Head over and help set up, stay late and help tear down.

Practice, as always, will be at the ditch.

See you there.

Cbus 'Cross practice people.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tuesday 8/28/2012

Practice is happening.
Are you?

- Tonight -
Preparing for the turn

- mock racing

same place, you know.
6:00 PM

be there with helmet on, ready to listen, learn and apply.

hang out after to help tear stuff down and clean up please.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Practice etiquette?

I'm going to keep this short and simple;

Don't come to practice if you don't want to learn. If you want to socialize, go to the bar. If you want to get better at racing cyclocross, come to the ditch.

It is disrespectful to Mason, and everyone involved, to talk over and ignore him as he gives VALUABLE advice on technique and skills.

That is it.

See you next Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tuesday 8.21.2012 Ditchcross

Cross practice is on tonight starting around 6ish. Show up and help set up and stay late to help tear down. 

More skills and drills with the possibility of a few mock races. 

Come continue to GROW and LEARN with your friends in the ditch!

We'll be at the ditch off Fred Taylor Dr. behind Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

See ya there!

Cross practice people

Monday, August 13, 2012

8.14.2012 Ditchcross Practice

Hello everyone,

just a quick reminder that we will be over at the ditch for 'cross practice tomorrow night. Show up early and help set up, practice skills and help tear down. Thank Mason for being a creative, yet highly informative, instructor.

Hope everyone remembers what they learned last week and is ready to bring it back this week.

See you tomorrow.

Ditchcross is held on Fred Taylor Dr. across from Jesse Owens Stadium and starts around 6ish PM.


See everyone tomorrow!

Cbus 'Cross people

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Columbus 'Crossers unite! DitchCross is back - August 7, 2012

It's August and that can only mean one thing. . .

Cyclocross season is nearly upon us.

With that, the 'cross practice crew will be bringing DitchCross back nice and early this year. . . but with a new format for the early practices.

Sure! Mock races are fun and going all out is a blast, but what about those skills!? Sure you've hit P2 a few times or slayed the chutes for an afternoon, but now is the time you really want to dust the cobwebs off those mediocre handling skills. Speed isn't ANYTHING if you can't control the bike.

For the first couple of weeks we will be focusing on skills. . . you know. . .turning, running, jumping, dismounting, remounting, passing, starting, stopping and all those good things that will help out when lining up against those fast guys and girls from "other" cities.

And sure, there could be a mock race. . . but don't plan on it just quite yet.

If you're unfamiliar with the location of DitchCross, all you'll need to know is that it is on West Campus off Fred Taylor Dr. in a drainage ditch.


We'll be setting up around 4:30 or 5 and starting practice at 6ish.

Somethings to remember -

  • Helmets are mandatory - no helmet, no practice. If you need to borrow one, ask. 
  • Ride within your limits - be smart and mindful of other riders.
  • Don't park in the OSU lots. This isn't an issue when school is on break, but once school is back in session, the OSU parking control will policing the lots.
  • If anything else comes up, I will update this post.

So we'll see you next Tuesday. (August 7, 2012)

-'Cross practice people