Monday, October 20, 2008

Cyclocross

I never knew this existed until 12 hours before I went to shoot it. And when I try to explain it to people, I find myself saying, "Well, it's kind of like a mix between road biking and motorcross. The guys wear spandex, but they race around a dirt track. And oh yea, sometimes they have to carry their bikes over obstacles..." So for all of you I confused in my explanation of the sport, hopefully this helps a little bit. Here are a few of the photos I took on Saturday. If you want to see more check out the slideshow.

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Caption: The Cross at Xilinx race in Longmont featured 2 sets of triple barriers, sand, 4 sections of off-camber, a double-sided pit, and an off-course start grid. The entire course was 2.1 miles long on Saturday, October 18, 2008.

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Caption: Scott Fliegelman warms up for 25 minutes on his stationary trainer, then does a lap or two of the cyclocross course before racing in the Senior 35+ group at the Xilinx campus in Longmont on Saturday, October 18, 2008.

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Caption: Team members and fans provided bikers with water as they came around the last turn of the course at Bluesky Velo's cyclocross race at the Xilinx campus in Longmont on Saturday, October 18, 2008.

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Caption: James Kinsinger topples over the handlebars from hitting a mud pit, and causes a 4-bike pile up during the Senior Men's 45+ and 55+ cyclocross race at the Xilinx campus in Longmont on Saturday, October 18, 2008.

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Caption: Cassidy Dzekcidrius-Bailey, 9, celebrates his win, while Trevor Way, 9, is awarded second place in the Juniors 8-9 group that raced at Xilinx campus in Longmont on Saturday, October 18, 2008.

1 comment:

Alex Loddengaard said...

You should take your camera on the hill and take snowboard photos of me ;).