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@patrickshank The problem is that most campuses don't care enough about the sport, etc. to put up with the hassle of a race (maybe UVM would be different?). I tried to host a race on a rather remote portion of the Cornell campus and they just didn't want to hear about it. Insurance stuff, worrying about damage to the grass...sigh. Ended up moving it to a motocross track!

3 years, 8 months ago on Collegiate Chronicles: ECCC Leadership Cyclocross-Style, Part II


If you're not keen on spending a ton of money on expensive cables/housing try running full-length housing from your top tube to rear derailleur. Shifting is a little heavier, but it's just so much nicer to not have to replace the rear loop after a wet/sandy race.

3 years, 9 months ago on Mechanical Mondays: Upgrade Your Bike For Under $100


Also seems like most riders could benefit from a little more varied and balanced fitness, especially weight bearing exercise. Running and nordic skiing make winter training a lot more enjoyable.

3 years, 9 months ago on Prepping for the Season: To Run or Not to Run


Agreed on it being strange...why mess with Portland's success? Seems kind of like nationals in Madison, WI in January! says Madison has a mean high of 27F and mean low of 5F...pretty rough for those poor souls going off at 8am. Maybe in a few years they can shift things around and host CX nats and the Birkie (a xc ski race) together!

Realizing that a lack of venues/promoters are likely the main issue, why don't they take advantage of the fact that the US has locales with much more appealing climates that time of year?

3 years, 9 months ago on USGP Shifts from Portland to Bend