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@no_use_for_a_name Sounds like you're misunderstanding the metric. It's Racer Days -- so if 100 people do a local race, that's 100 racer days right there. The data we haven't been able to get is how many unique cyclocross participants there are in a given year for USAC and whether this number has shown growth. Because there is no specific CX license, USAC has told us they have been unable to track this.

2 years, 11 months ago on USA Cycling Responds: Cyclocross Support and Independent Sanctioning Bodies

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You bring up a good point re: the growth number. We've been trying to get hard data on unique racer numbers for a couple of years (see the excellent article we ran by Kenton Berg on The Growth of Cyclocross in CXM Issue #13!). As far as 600,000 racer days, that's actually not such a big number. If a really active racer does between 20 and 60 events, then we're talking a few hundred such racers per state, right? The picture's not that simple, and there are boatloads of racers who do 1 to 5 events, but those numbers don't sound crazy. As far as not fact checking, we were giving Mr. Petty and USAC the chance to voice a response. We are interested in continuing to pursue this story, and we hope that helps to push things in a positive direction.@no_use_for_a_name

2 years, 11 months ago on USA Cycling Responds: Cyclocross Support and Independent Sanctioning Bodies

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It would/does. If you have a prior USAC license, you should be able to race at that category again, and maybe you'll have luck with your local rep helping you to race as a 2? But, yes, an OBRA Cat2 who never upgraded on the USCF side would theoretically have to start over as a Cat 5 if there's no reciprocity. @mbrunelle

2 years, 11 months ago on USA Cycling Responds: Cyclocross Support and Independent Sanctioning Bodies

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Yup, "Aquasure" is one product that is used a lot for this. But check out Dave Drumm's awesome write-up about another product here: http://www.cxmagazine.com/gutwrenching-mechanical-mondays-sealing-tubular-sidewalls-liquid-urethane A Dutch reader tried this stuff out, then one of the main Rabo-Giant mechanic saw how well it works and has been using it ever since. Pretty cool, we influenced the old-school pros! @jawnp

2 years, 11 months ago on Tim Johnson’s Prototype Disc Brake Cannondale SuperX Bike

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@mfgcross Thanks for the comment from Seattle -- there you have it, that's a really interesting addition!

2 years, 11 months ago on USA Cycling Responds: Cyclocross Support and Independent Sanctioning Bodies

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@Boulder CX That's a great point and an important distinction. We've changed the article to read, "...led the American Cycling Association to cease to be an independent sanctioning organization after 13 years, and to fall under the USAC umbrella as Colorado's local association."

2 years, 11 months ago on USA Cycling Pressures OBRA, Independent Organizations and Events

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Thanks Robert, we fixed it. It's Peak Coaching Group, run by power guru Hunter Allen. Russell is one of their CX specialists. http://peakscoachinggroup.com @Robert Turpin

2 years, 12 months ago on Cyclocross Power: A Detailed Look into Ryan Trebon’s Watts

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Great racing, and thanks for the report Meredith!

2 years, 12 months ago on Meredith Miller’s Rider Diary: Jingle Cross Rocks!

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This is awesome, Genevieve. Always love to hear about the cyclocross scene in new (to me) regions.

3 years ago on England Versus Scottish-Style Cyclocross Racing: a “Case Study”

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Awesome, Sal, thanks for the great story!! I want to see more, that was terrific.

3 years, 3 months ago on Stories From The Front Lines: Cowbells, 12 Year Olds, And Masters Racing

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Those gains are huge - seems to me that this could really shake up the way endurance athletes train.

3 years, 5 months ago on Training Tuesdays: Heat Training for Dramatic Improvements in Hot and Cold Weather Performance

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