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Cycling Utah Club Guide

Cycling Utah recently contacted me and asked us to provide a new description for their annual club guide. Do you think I nailed it? Founded in 1995, The X-Men is a Park City-based road, mountain bike, and cyclocross club, with individual members and pockets of resistance all over the country. We’re open to riders of all ages and abilities who are brave enough to don our iconic stripes and lightning…

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Do We Have Any Crushers In The House?

Just a word to the X-Men faithful, the 2nd annual Crusher In The Tushar race is getting close to full. As of a Facebook post today, they are 80 spots away from selling out. I highly recommend this event to anyone who wants a good reason to ride their cyclocross bike in July. It would be great to see a whole swarm of Super Heroes at this year’s event, although…

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What’s New For 2012 Team Clothing

It’s that time of year when the X-Men get their team order together to submit to Squadra for the 2012 season. I thought I would take a few minutes to explain how and why we do things the way we do. I’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions and answers. 1. Why Squadra? We’ve been with Squadra non-stop since I did the first blue and black striped kit…

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UTCX#3: Fort Jesse Ventura

It’s funny how a race that is only 1 hour long can have such an effect on you. I’m talking about how long you prep for it, especially when glueing tires is part of the mix. I’m also talking about the time that goes into cleaning your bikes or bikes if you are lucky enough to have a spare, just so you can get on the gas in training and…

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Contender Cyclocross Clinic

Years ago, the X-Men put on the first cyclocross state championship race Utah had seen in a long time up in Park City. Some old time racers said it was the first state championship cx race since the 1970s. Last year, Matt Ohran (promoter of UTCX series) and I were trying to figure out the timelines, because he started his series a couple years after that first race, and he…

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Last Chance For Summer Team Kit

Hello fellow X-Men. Once again we are doing a very small reorder on team kit for those who missed out, need a few extra pieces, or turfed it in early season races. If you go to the X-Men Online Store, you will see a few items listed as “IN-STOCK”. These are things that we may have ordered one or two too many of, and the pickens are pretty slim. For…

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More Team Clothing Already?

Hello Fellow X-Men and X-Ladies. Believe it or not, this year’s team clothing came, and went, and we are already planning to do a small fill-in order. The new PRO LINE jerseys and bibs have been a real hit, with several of our longtime riders saying they are the most comfortable bibs they have ever worn. If you are riding in a pair and you need more, let us know….

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New Team Clothing March 11

Greetings X-Men, Hopefully your winter has been filled with lots of skiing, nordic and/or alpine. Myself, I haven’t touched a bike since the last Utah cyclocross race, but I am starting to look forward to dry roads and long rides. Even though it’s the first day of March, and even though I expect we’ll have quite a bit of epic skiing still to come this season, I am looking forward…

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2011 X-Men Clothing Order

The Hello Bar is a simple web toolbar that engages users and communicates a call to action. Once again, we will be relying on our good friends at Squadra to supply our team kit this year. I’m not sure, but I think that will make it 16 years in row, and that has to be some sort of world record, as many clubs out there jump around from supplier to…

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Cutthroat Cross Race Report

Sometimes when we race, we are looking for fitness. It’s hard to make yourself go hard when you are just training, so a race gets you that intensity that you can’t get on your own. Sometimes when we race, we are looking for redemption. In this case of Cutthroat Cross, held in West Valley City on Sunday, November 14th, I was looking for a little bit of both. I was…

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