Monday, December 1, 2008

Stackin it... Flashback to Cyclocross race #8

I mentioned after the cross race at the Weber Fairgrounds that I'd stacked it going into the double log barrier and was halfway expecting to see some pretty humourous photos surface. That wreck, along with one of several from the previous weeks race at Wheeler stand out as the two that, were I a spectator, would have made me laugh the hardest and been the most fun to watch. Photos of the Weber spill haven't floated up yet, but yesterday a fellow cyclocrosser sent these over, which happened to be of the aforementioned highlight of the Wheeler race on a slow but slick corner that required more finesse than I had on this particular lap.
Yes, Cyclocross is so much fun that you're still happy and smiling when only 4 inches from touchdown with your face.
Most crashes involve getting up and looking around for where your bike landed. It saves a few seconds when your bike lands right on top of you...
and proceeds to roll off into a convenient position.....
like right back into your hands....
I managed to stay on for about 3 seconds and get down the hill before having to get back off and put my chain back on. Then back to the chase to try and repair the self inflicted damage.

Thanks to Mike Rossberg and his crew for the photo's! You've seen plenty of photo's of the 50% of the time I spend riding on top of my bike at these races, with these photo's, you now get a more legit look at how I spend the remaining 50% of the time and what I really look like racing cyclocross.

4 comments:

pat t cakes said...

hey dude I ate it pretty hard infront of the barriers so if you see any pics of that send them over

pat t cakes said...

sweet crash dude, and nice recovery to catch back up to me

VH1 said...

I went down a minimum of 5 times at that same race in a similar fashion as your photo.

Jason and AnneMarie White said...

Pat - I'm always watching for sweet crash pics, I'll let you know if I see you in any of them.

Sam - and you still put the hurt on all of us...