Join Tim Johnson and Pete Webber for a ride to COTA and fun at the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas. All two wheels, all day. Photos ripped off from PeteWebber.com.

Join Tim Johnson and Pete Webber for a ride to COTA and fun at the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas. All two wheels, all day. Photos ripped off from PeteWebber.com.

 

UPDATE – Pete Webber just told the crew that there will be private indoor parking at COTA exclusively for the group. Plus they have a limited number of FREE tickets. Get on it if you want one. Email Pete at petewebbercx@gmail.com. Also, bring your lock for extra security measures at the indoor spot.

Are you on the list for the CX Clinic this Saturday? The one with Tim Johnson and Pete Webber?

Well, unless you were on social media the day of the announcement, you might not have had the chance to sign up before it was sold out.

Fear not, friends, now you can ride on Sunday with the national and world-class stars of cyclocross.

Ride to the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas

This Sunday, April 13, you are all invited to come ride bikes, watch the world’s best moto racers, and enjoy the fantastic world of two wheels!

Some details:

Who: Open to all and designed for intermediate to advanced riders comfortable riding at a brisk pace and in uncertain traffic. Ride participants include cyclocross stars Tim Johnson and Pete Webber, along with friends from Bicycle Sport Shop and the cycling community.

Where: Ride starts and finishes at Bicycle Sport Shop, 517 S. Lamar, Austin.

When: Sunday, April 13, 8:30 am sharp. Please arrive a few minutes early. The group arrives at COTA around 11:00 am. Main event finishes at 2:45 pm, and the group will meet at the bike racks at 3:30 pm sharp for the 1-hr ride home.

The Ride: The scenic route – about 35 miles and 2.5 hrs. After the GP is finished, the ride back is more direct – about 15 miles. Some sections of the ride will probably have very heavy traffic and congestion. Continue Reading…

Rock and roll. Austin brings a lot of both to #CXNats2015. Image stolen from Facebook.

Rock and roll – Austin brings a lot of both to #CXNats2015. Image stolen from CXNats2015 Facebook.

#CXNats2015 in Austin is happening…YES!

Are you surprised?

Most of us never lost faith. After all, it was awarded to Austin by USAC, right?

However, many in the Capital City know the “Crown Jewel” as one of our parks that is near impossible to get for events. There’s multiple neighborhood associations, then the city government and yada, yada this and blah blah that. There are people out there – even people we hold in high regard as part of the #TXCX community – who are saying it’s not a go.

It’s a go, ladies and gents… it’s a go, and it’s so much mo.

Rolando Roman of CX Project 2015 and Gary Metcalf of Cadence discuss youth racing and more at The Hideout.

Rolando Roman of CX Project 2015 and Gary Metcalf of Cadence discuss youth racing and more at The Hideout.

We sat down to cold-brewed coffee and breakfast tacos (the official breakfast of Austin) with Cadence Sports President and Co-founder, Gary Metcalf, to get the inside scoop. Here’s a bunch of stuff we know. Continue Reading…

CX Shenanigans No. 27

joeyTWOwheels —  January 28, 2014 — 3 Comments

This is overdue, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge the best racers in all of Texas. So here they are, best of the best in the very best state, 2013-2014.

TX CUP OVERALL WINNERS
Elite Men Andrew Beres, Ride Away Cycling Club
Elite Women Catherine Moore, Squadra di Servitori
SS Steven “Chaos” Thomspon, Dallas Bike Works
Expert Men Derrick Saunders, Colonel’s Sho-Air
Amateur Men Tim Spence, Mafia Racing
Amateur Women Missy Hardeman, Squadra di Servitori
Novice Men Ray Frias, Team Yacht Club
M40+ Marc Bergeron, Unattached
M50+ Don Losawyer, Dallas Bike Works
M60+ Chris Thibodeau, Violet Crown Sports Assoc
MU19 Austin Schneider, Northwest Cycling Club
MU15 Tallon Pemberton, Unattached
WU19 Betty Rodriquez, Northwest Cycling Club
WU15 Antionette McCall, Mafia Racing
MU10 Brayden Harshaw, CX Project 2015
WU10 Hazel Levy, CX Project 2015

TX STATE CHAMPIONS
M40+ Paul Bonds, Oklahoma City Velo Club
M50+ Troy Kimball, Finkraft
M60+ Russell DeBarieris, Sugar Cycles Factory
JrM10-14 Grant Spring, Bicycle Sport Shop
JrMOpen Rob Sandusky, Matrix Cycling Club
JrW10-14 Antionette McCall, Mafia Racing
JrWOpen Betty Rodriquez, Northwest Cycling Club
MP/1 Kevin Fish, Super Squadra
WOpen Lauren Stephens, FCS Cycling
SS Rolando Roman, CX Project 2015
M2 Scott Minard, Bayou City Racing
M3 Rob Sandusky, Matrix Cycling Club
W3/4 Missy Hardeman, Squadra di Servitori
M4 Justin Stanley, Unattached
M5 Ben Kettle, Unattached
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CX Shenanigans No. 26

joeyTWOwheels —  January 12, 2014 — Leave a comment

January 7-11, 2015

If you’re smart, you’ve already reserved those important days off at the office. Because, I gots to say…ain’t no party like an Austin party, cause an Austin party don’t stop.  

You best get ready.

#CXnats in Austin is gearing up. You’ll get all the unofficial news here, on our FB and Twitter  - local tips, course info, parties, more. You can also follow the official promotion group @AustinCX15. Nice folks, to be sure.

Alright, the #TXCX crew was tearing it up in Boulder, and day three was just as fun (if not more) than the previous two:

Adam Finck – 83/105 Elite Men
Jordan Nguyen – 96/105 Elite Men
Rob Sanusky – 31/57 Jr. Men 17-18
Christina Gokey-Smith – 29/111 Elite Women
Catherine Moore – 37/111 Elite Women
Missy Hardeman – 100/111 Elite Women
Kevin Fish – 3/66 Collegiate D1 BRONZE
Zach Carlson – 16/66 Collegiate D1

For those counting along at home, that’s FIVE PODIUMS FOR TEXAS. Pretty damn great, y’all.

Like the last post (and the one before that), here’s a bunch of social media from other people. Know this – the panda is your social director at the next #CXnats.

T$A are known furries.

T$A are known furries.

Bound to happen.

Bound to happen.

“To give the fans a good time. To give the kids a good time.”
All right all right all right.

Watch more videos on CyclingDirt

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CX Shenanigans No. 25

joeyTWOwheels —  January 12, 2014 — Leave a comment

Last day!

This is it. If you haven’t heard, you too can watch our favorite Texans go for the gold. I’ve embedded the link below, but you can also go directly to the site.

The schedule for today (all times Central, since we are):

  • 12 p – Juniors Men’s 17-18 Race – look for Rob Sandusky (bib no. 97)
  • 2:30 p – Elite Women’s Race – Moore (85) toes the line, so does Gokey-Smith (95) and Hardeman (114)
  • 3:45 p – Elite Men’s Race – Wiley Mosley (87) races the big dogs with Cross (102) and Nguyen (109)

Earlier in the day (and not televised) will see Zach Carlson in the D1 Collegiate for Marian and Kevin Fish for UT. Go for it, boys!

Speaking of Kevin, what a great job he did in the U23 race. 9th place! Check out this video:

Watch more video of 2014 Cyclocross Nationals on cyclingdirt.org

Here’s how our racers fared on Saturday:

Kevin Fish – 9/49 Men’s U23 TOP TEN
Zach Carlson – 23/49 Men’s U23
Ben Cross – 57/65 Men’s 30-34
Wiley Mosley – 23/72 Men’s 35-39
Rey Madolora – 39/72 Men’s 35-39
Rolando Roman – 43/72 Men’s 35-39
Paul Bonds – 20/118 Men’s 40-44
Ian Moore – 41/118 Men’s 40-44
Rodney Rios – 96/118 Men’s 40-44
Daniel Curtin – 102/118 Men’s 40-44
Faith Watkins – 10/18 Women’s 35-39 TOP TEN

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CX Shenanigans No. 24

joeyTWOwheels —  January 11, 2014 — 2 Comments

Holy crap!

Texas is taking nationals by storm with four podiums so far. Fred “Captain America” Schmid took second in the 80+ and Christina Gokey-Smith took the same in women 40-44 with Catherine Moore in third, same race.

I would have guessed those ladies to be in their late 20s, but that’s just me.

Rolando Roman – 61/88 SS
Ben Cross – 77/101 Men’s Non-champ 30-44
Chris Carlson – 22/103 Men’s Non-champ 45-99
Michael Bohn – 52/103 Men’s Non-champ 45-99
Martin Soetaert  - 28/58 Men’s 55-59
Bill Cullins – 13/14 Men’s 65-69
Whitney Fanning – 14/14 Men’s 65-69
Fred Schmid – 2/2 Men’s 80+ SILVER
Chris Carlson – 12/55 Men’s 55-59
Joey Machado – 31/55 Men’s 55-59
Michael Bohn – 46/55 Men’s 55-59
Kristin Lucido – 21/24 Women’s 45-49
Christina Gokey-Smith – 2/23 Women’s 40-44 SILVER
Catherine Moore – 3/23 Women’s 40-44 BRONZE
Luke Fleming – 36/57 Jr Men 15-16
Summer Moak – 4/18 Jr Women 15-16 PODIUM
Missy Harderman 14/19 Women’s 30-34

I’ll update soon with full results, including a report for states. But for now, here’s a ton of images pulled from other’s social media feeds and the like.

No, I didn’t give you credit for them.

Hup! Hup!

Watch more video of 2014 Cyclocross Nationals on cyclingdirt.org

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Last year’s champ and this year’s silver, Mr Fred Schmid. 80+… we can all only hope.

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Sunday!
Sunday!
Sunday!

2014StateCyclocrossAgeBasedChampionships3Our last race of the year is the age-based Texas State Championships hosted by Bat City Cycling in Austin. Unlike years past, this race (known as the Cyclocross Scuffle) will not take place and the beloved Moya Park.

We asked James Sides, race promoter, to give us the full scoop. James – what happened to that great track you guys normally run?

The great Halloween flood has washed out the Moya venue. No bathroom facilities but a few tons of natural barriers.

I’m glad you were able to recover quick and double up at Webberville. What can we expect?

The course will have five inclines with three in a row that some may find they have to run up after a lap or two, two sand pits, some off camber, a set of barriers, and a circle of doom.

Webberville Map 2014 TXCup Age based CX race (1)

The last time up the hill follows a sharp 180º turn. For most it will be a run.

I found traction and psi to be some strong things to consider as well as the motor having enough oomph for the first few laps to be able to make the inclines and get a separation from the pack.

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