Cyclocross Crusade Heron Lakes

What better way to nurse a hang over then at the best cyclocross race in the world! 

"The Cross Crusade is cyclo-cross race series based in PortlandOregon held over an eight-week period during the months of October and November. As of 2005, the series was the largest cyclo-cross series in the United States.[1] Currently in its 14th season,[2] the 2006 series consists of six races plus the U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross final (a Union Cycliste Internationale(UCI) sanctioned event). The Cross Crusade began hosting UCI-sanctioned events as part of the series in 2002.

The first Cross Crusade was held in 1993, and was an expansion of a three-race series called First Mud, which had only included elite participants,[3] and which had been held since the mid-1980s.[4]"

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Left. Andrio Abero taking a break from fatherhood to leave it all out there between the tape. 
Right. Have you seen Evan Murphy's MASH part? Watch it here.  

Smiles for miles...

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Left: Charlie holding it down for our team. 
Right: Wilcox is a beast. 

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10 secs back...

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Team Oregon coming in hot! 

Don't throw up Lucas!

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Learn more about the Cyclocross Crusades here!!!


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The 2017 Portland N.O.I.S.E. Ride

The 2017 Portland N.O.I.S.E. Ride went off this weekend and it was seriously a wet one! The N.O.I.S.E. Ride stands for The N.orth O.regon I.nternational S.ingle speed and has been going on for over 12 years. Cycling is supposed to be fun and the Portland N.O.I.S.E. Ride takes you back to the days of popping wheelies down alley ways and crashing on muddy baseball fields. Smiles for miles! 

Everyone met at Fresh Pot on Mississippi. While some rides sipped coffee others got the party started. It's never too early for a beer on a rainy weekend in Portland. 

Last years winner Scott Wanhala of Poler CX led the charge.

Back alleys and bridges to the first stop of the day. 

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It's never too early...

Bike-Buzkashi is a staple at the Portland N.O.I.S.E. Ride.

"The game of Buzkashi seems to have originated in Afghanistan where it is still the country’s national sport.

Legend has it that the game was first invented centuries ago when Afghan tribes would gallop up on horseback to steal a rival tribe’s goats from their flock. Both defensive and offensive strategies were used which developed into a formalized game whose rules are to this day a bit mysterious."

Learn more about Buzkashi at farwestchina.com

Muddy races and skids at the Dog Bowl. 

A 100+ riders show up to the Grocery Outlet to resupply... 

DIY pump track antics....

A winner is crowned and will carry on the tradition next year.

Check out coverage of last years Portland N.O.I.S.E. Ride here!!!!


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Chasing Stoked Johnny by Terry Barentsen

Terry Barentsen chases NYC Messenger and Broken & Coastal contributor John Alcantara around New York City. So good! Check out more of Terry's videos here and check out John's article in Volume 02 here! Also, we have a few more prints available in the web store!

A Taste of the North Shore

Sometimes you have to get in the car and drive six hours to ride your mountain bike. 

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But seriously, my wife and I drove up to Vancouver to visit a friend and I was fortunte enough to sqqueeze in a couple quick rides. 

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I decided to spend my time on Mt Froome. With just a couple hours a day I was able to get some solid time in. The shore did not dissapoint. 

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The climbs on Mt Froome were so short. I was able to just put in lap after lap. 

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The North Shore was built to ride in the wet and it shows. The wet wood and roots were totally manageable. 

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I am already planning my trip back! 

What I Learned Mountain Biking in Squamish

I spent a week exploring the beautiful trails of Squamish and the following is what I learned.

1

Don’t let the Wildlife scare you from riding alone. I was alone the majority of my trip in BC and I was constantly fearful of Bears and Cougars. The reality is that these animals don’t want anything to do with us. I spoke with numerous locals whom never encountered a hostile bear on the trail their entire lives. No one I spoke to have ever seen a cougar. I am not going to lie. I was fearful in the woods at times but towards the end of my trip I gained confidence to explore the various zones in Squamish.

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2

The trails will ruin mountain biking for you. Obviously this is an exaggeration but after spending 12 beautiful days in BC I can’t help but feel depressed. Oregon has some amazing riding but the challenging roots, rock rolls, slabs and jumps of BC will haunt me until I can ride them again.

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3

Trail ratings are much tougher than in the USA. A Blue trail in BC is like a Black trail in the USA. Get ready to get rowdy!

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4

There are different zones in Squamish. Highland, Diamond Head, Valleycliffe and Brohm/ Catlakes. Each zone has unique characteristics. I could ride the trails in Highland all day long! The great thing though is you could ride all these zones in one day if you wanted to.

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5

There are a lot of good bike shops in Squamish. The Tantalus Bike Shop was recommended to me by a friend and they even have their own hot sauce!

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6

Support Squamish trails and purchase a Sorca trail pass. Trail passes are 20 CAD and come with a map which is super useful. Trailforks is great but what better way to spend your night at the campsite then planning your next day's adventure over a real map!

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