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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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UTCX#8 State Championships Video

Saturday, November 13, was the UTCX race #8 held at Mount Ogden Golf Course. It was also serving double billing as the State Championship. The X-Men had a lot at stake. Steve Briley was defending his title in the Men’s 45+ category, which he had won last year at the Heber Fairgrounds course. Steve and Tim Briley have been riding great as a two-man wrecking crew, racking up multiple podium…

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Halloween Double Cross: Wheeler Farm

Halloween is the traditional Double Cross weekend at Wheeler Historic Farm, the battlefield for this year’s UTCX#5 and UTCX#6. We’ve got some history, the X-Men and Wheeler Farm. The cross historians may dispute the date, but let’s just say for the sake of argument that it was 1997; Thomas Cooke promoted the first cyclocross race at Wheeler. That was the 3rd State Championship race the X-Men Club sponsored. Not long…

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UTCX#4 Video of Masters 35+ A Race

UTCX#4 at the Weber County Fairgrounds was a mixed day for the X-Men cross team. I drove from Park City in a torrential downpour all the way through Morgan, knowing conditions were going to be wet and mucky. Which they were for the early and late races, but for the Masters 35+ A race, it dried up, didn’t rain a drop, and the corners were rather tacky. Tim Briley raced…

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Park City Psycho Cross

If you haven’t been to one of Bo Pitkin’s Wednesday evening Park City bandit race series, they are pretty fun, but you didn’t hear it from me. This video was shot at the Quinn’s Junction gathering this Wednesday. McKone was there. Bo was there. Potter was there. Jay Ride was there.

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Video from UTCX#3

Here is a video shot and put together by Sam Hill. It pretty much does a great job of showing how “turny” and technical the Utah Fairgrounds course was. I was in the mix with the leaders for a few laps, but a crash took me out of it, and I spent the rest of the race duking it out with Tim AZ for 4th place, which of course, is…

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Tubular Time Machine: Soldier Hollow 2002

I love the fact there is so much buzz about cyclocross here in Utah these days, but some people forget how instrumental the X-Men Club has been in getting that rolling. Our club promoted the state championships 3 years in a row, and they were the first state championships since the 70’s (so I was told by Gary Bywater). Granted, the first state race only had 15 people show up,…

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UTCX#1 Race Report: 90 Degrees and No Frites

Saturday, October 2 , was the kickoff of the UTCX (Utah Cyclocross Series), with a hot, dry, and dusty affair out at the Ballard Equestrian Center in Draper. Otherwise known as the Draper Goathead Farm. As I arrived at the race venue with Potter and the Snow Chicken, we saw Steve, one of the Briley Sisters sitting on the sidelines with flat tires. He picked up goatheads in his race…

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Details on Park City Psycho Cross Race Series

This just forwarded to me by Bo Pitkin: It’s finally cross season!!! [Wednesday, 9/29] is the start of my wednesday night cyclocross practice.  We will be behind Eckler Hill School.  A little gravel, pavement, concrete, grass, singletrack, barriers, run up and even some stairs to get ready for cross nationals in 11 weeks.  I’ll have the course setup by 5:30pm.  We’ll have 30 minutes of warm-up and practice.  The first…

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Felt Single Speed Is Sold

Thanks to everyone who checked out my Felt Breed single speed cyclocross bike, but it has found a good home here in Utah, and will be piloted by local racer Greg Steele (@gregclimbs on Twitter).

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