Ever wondered what's the appeal of cyclocross?

raleighnut

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I'd sooner see em trying to go up it.
 

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I'm Jay-walking, and I love it...
Ride that no problem! Having done a couple of CX races I can vouch for the poor bike handling skills of many of the riders. It would seem many do not ride off-road apart from at the race itself.

Of course, I could just end up sliding down gracelessly with the rest of them....
 

Slick

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Sorry, I just don't get it.

I do go and watch my mates daughter compete, which is fun but they aren't sliding down in mud like hippos.

I also wonder how they keep their rear mech on the bike? :wacko:
 

Slick

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Sometimes they don't.

A good cross course can be a right laugh though. More should try it.
More a spectator sport for me I reckon. I was at the British Cycling Let's Ride in Glasgow on Sunday and some geezers were trying to convince me to give cycling speedway a go. There was a bit of a needle match between Glasgow and Edinburgh that did look like good fun.
 

Milzy

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Sorry, I just don't get it.

I do go and watch my mates daughter compete, which is fun but they aren't sliding down in mud like hippos.

I also wonder how they keep their rear mech on the bike? :wacko:
I don’t either. It should be mountain bike riding off road or road bikes on road. Growing sport though, massive in places like Belgium.
 

screenman

Legendary Member
I raced cross on and off for over 30 loved it.
 

screenman

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No river crossing nowadays, I remember one at Enfield that was quite deep and the surrounding area was covered in snow.
 
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