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Cyclo-cross

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by palinurus, 28 Jun 2008.

  1. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Location:
    Watford
    Damn! there's a cyclo-cross league in my region now, and some of the events are pretty close.

    I'm 40. the only racing I've ever done are a few TTs in the last couple years. My bike handling is frankly shoot, it's surprising I haven't fallen off at the turn yet (I have managed to weave into the verge on starting however).

    A 'cross bike would have multiple uses and is clearly quite justifiable.

    Anyone do it? I reckon I'm too slow and crap for road racing, cross might be a way to try something a bit more exciting than a time trial.
     
  2. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    Your bike handling skill will soon improve doing cx races.

    I would suggest you try and borrow a MTB for your first race. Generally MTBs are slightly slower but the handelings a lot tamer.

    Strictly speaking MTBs aren't actually allowed to compete; however, they're commonly used at club events.
     
  3. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Do it!

    It's great fun, you'll find yourself having a race within each race, and you're a vet now so you shouldn't come last.

    However, it is bloody hard work!