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Cycling Wed Sep 30 2009

CX @ DeKalb

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This Sunday, the second race of the ChiCrossCup happens in DeKalb, Illinois. This race is the furthest one from downtown Chicago, but the course is a killer and worth the drive. Lots of terrain changes, some singletrack, and the peril of possibly riding into the Fox River. It's a real dream of a course.

The DeKalb race will also play host to the Illinois State Unofficial Singlespeed Championships. $10 to enter if you're already registered to race for the day. While the course isn't street fixed-gear friendly, a change in gear ratio will make it so. Or, if one starts bogging down, just get off the bike and run.

The pre-race weather favors showers, rain and chill. It's going to be a total Belgium day.

Registration is here.

Other notes:

Freehub Magazine has a pretty accurate portrayal of cycling in Chicago. Not saying it's entirely a positive piece, but it depicts the pitfalls of Chicago riding well. Best advice? Wear a helmet.

Brian Conant of BSC Coaching lays it all out about training and cyclocross in an interview for the Bonebell.

His best advice? "Love your bike."

 
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GenghisKhan / October 1, 2009 2:16 PM

Always good to see cycling events getting promoted. I'll have to go check out Freehub Mag dish on the Chicago cycling scene.

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