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Cycling Thu Oct 08 2009

Dan Ryan Woods 'Cross Sunday!

This Sunday, the third race of the ChiCrossCup goes off at Dan Ryan Woods in the southside Ashburn area of town. Besides Jackson Park and Montrose, this looks to be the closest race to the city center.

Registration is still pretty open for most of the categories, but don't be lulled into complacency -- these will be filled-up by tomorrow. Last week a number of folks who drove all the way out to DeKalb for the Hopkins Park race were turned away from registration for the Men's 4 races because there was simply no room. You don't want to be in that club.

Speaking of DeKalb, the dripping wet skies on Saturday promised mud, but Sunday's race course was fast and dry. Every race featured a showdown and heckling action the likes of which only 'cross brings out. Avi Neurohr of the Chicago Cuttin' Crew was crowned the State Unofficial Official Singlespeed Champion, adding another notch to the CCC's palmares this season.

Results from Hopkins Park are here.

And to see what it's like to be a 'cross racer, check out this handlebar video from the first lap of the Men's 1/2/3:

Now you know why so many of us look forward only to Sundays.

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Ken / October 8, 2009 1:55 PM

Woah, cool video. Too bad the camera guy fell so far behind. Hope he didn't do that for aesthetic reasons. :)

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