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Cycling Wed Oct 13 2010

Films and Flyovers

This year, it seems that the Chicago 'Cross Cup is all about surprises. So far, the series has seen a relay race, lots of guest appearances by regional pros, and serious construction in the form of flyovers. This weekend, the action continues with double races: Psycho 'Cross on Saturday in Wacaunda, IL and Carpentersville on Sunday. Because Psycho 'Cross is hosted by Verdigris Custom Homes, there will be a flyover of excellent construction placed on the course. From all reports and photos, this Saturday's flyover looks to be sturdy enough to spend its post-race career as a house or fortress.

Tomorrow night, October 14, eat pizza, gawk at Kona bicycles, and hassle local pro Barry Wicks at Turin Bicycle (1027 Davis Street, Evanston, IL) from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wicks will answer questions about the sport of cyclocross and will hopefully explain why 'cross racers are really interested in spending lots of their free time riding their bikes and running through the mud. Kona, Wicks' sponsor, will also be showcasing some of their line.

Lastly, on October 25, the Music Box Theatre will be showing the film The Cyclocross Meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available here. The film, hosted by Bicycling Magazine, and filmed by Brian Vernor, explores the connections made between cyclocross racers as they travel across the world plying their muddy craft through fen and field.

 
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