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Cyclocross at CMU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 10 things I learnt last night at the Cyclocross Clinic

10.  On my own, I can switch from slicks to cyclocross tires in under 30 minutes.

9.  I should change out of my work clothes before I start changing tires.  I’m a grease magnet!

8. When cornering there are 3 different ways to position your hands on the handle bars.  I like placing mine on the hoods.

7. Go into the corners wide, leave hugging the pylon tight. I don’t give a HOOT if I knock down the pylon.

6. Dismounting is easier than remounting!

5. I like to dance (with my bike) when I remount.  Unfortunately there is no dancing allowed in Cyclocross.

4. When tackling deep loose gravel being clipped in gives you the power to move through it like a hot knive through butter.

3. I need to ride up to an obstacle (like a hill) first, chicken out, and then try again.  I’m thinking I will need to ride the courses prior to the race or go hang out in a chicken KOOP.

2. Falling because you can’t unclip fast enough hurts way less on grass than on pavement.

1. Having a group to ride and learn with is both motivating and entertaining!  The Athena’s have stamped their presence onto the cyclocross scene (and Head for the Hills)

Thanks ladies for another funfilled night! 

Lisa

Cyclocross at CMU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 10 things I learnt last night at the Cyclocross Clinic

10.  On my own, I can switch from slicks to cyclocross tires in under 30 minutes.

9.  I should change out of my work clothes before I start changing tires.  I’m a grease magnet!

8. When cornering there are 3 different ways to position your hands on the handle bars.  I like placing mine on the hoods.

7. Go into the corners wide, leave hugging the pylon tight. I don’t give a HOOT if I knock down the pylon.

6. Dismounting is easier than remounting!

5. I like to dance (with my bike) when I remount.  Unfortunately there is no dancing allowed in Cyclocross.

4. When tackling deep loose gravel being clipped in gives you the power to move through it like a hot knive through butter.

3. I need to ride up to an obstacle (like a hill) first, chicken out, and then try again.  I’m thinking I will need to ride the courses prior to the race or go hang out in a chicken KOOP.

2. Falling because you can’t unclip fast enough hurts way less on grass than on pavement.

1. Having a group to ride and learn with is both motivating and entertaining!  The Athena’s have stamped their presence onto the cyclocross scene (and Head for the Hills)

Thanks ladies for another funfilled night! 

Lisa