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CYCLOCROSS CRUSADE DESCHUTES BREWERY DAY 1

The Cyclocross Crusade at the Deschutes Brewery is probably one of the biggest cyclocross events in the United States. The venue is massive and Oregon turned up! 

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This descent was rowdy! 

Team vibes. Thanks for the beer Team Oregon! 

Ride ups and run ups. 

Left: Charlie is a Land Shark connoisseur.
Right: Ethan sends it for the crowd.  

Randall keeping it up right....

Ladies shred too...

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Proper skids...


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The Party Is Over

Nothing like a night of cyclocross, hand-ups and Burrito Azteca to make you realize you need to take a step back. The party is over. 

 

Fuck yes!!!

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Sometimes you jump the barriers and sometimes you dont...

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Craig is back!!!

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Pro as fuck

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Yeah Ryan!

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Lucas doesn't give a fuck!

The Women's field was ripping the course. 

Men 3/4 

Men 1/2 + Singlespeed. Barriers were jumped, Twix hand ups, $$$ hand ups, Jameson hand ups and a whole lot of heckling. 

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See you next week.

Cross, Rain and Good Times at the Portland Trophy Cup Race 2

Trophy Cup just keeps getting better and better. Last night's race was full of rain, tacky dirt and a whole lot of good times. Enjoy the photos and see you all out there next week! 

I am trying not to be biased in my coverage but I mean Tay is looking damn good racing her first year in 1/2's. Also those Team Coastal skinsuits are pretty rad! 

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Damn Jake.

Textures

I don't use Flickr and I took a lot of photos. I apologize for all of these small galleries. 

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Racers getting pitted...

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Team Coastal at Trophy Cup Race 1

Cyclocross is officially going off in Portland and the first Trophy Cup race of the year is a wrap. 

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We started a team this year! Friends, cool kits, bikes, racing and beer. It doesn't get any better!  

Clint and crew put together a fantastic race. Trophy Cup has seemed to become a new classic in the Portland race scene symbolically lighting the torch for the beginning of the cyclocross season. The course is long and flowy with plenty of challenges per lap. The crowd of people by the barriers and trees creates an immensely fun energy that racers and spectators look for all season long.
— Ryan Butler
A big thank you for everybody who came out last night for first week of Trophy Cup. We had a few hiccups with registration and I want to extend an apology for that. We held the races as long as we could but I think a couple of folks may have missed their race. If that happened to you, get in touch. Your race is covered next week and I’ll buy you a tamale. I promise, the tamales are really good.
— Portland Trophy Cup

Team Coastal Race Results

Beginner Women 3/4
14 - Tina Summers
18 - Shellie Cowling

Women 1/2
9 - Taylor Snider

Women Singlespeed
10 - Gritchelle Fallesgon
11 - Erin Smith

Master Men 3/4
20 - Chris Friedrich

Men 3/4
14 - Matthew Wilkins

Men 1/2
16 - Christopher San Agustin

Men Singlespeed
19 - Matthew Wilkins
16 - Forest Wilson
30 - Leopold Jung
33 - Ryan Butler

Click here for the full results

Photos provided by Gritchelle, Chris and Jeff. 

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Rapha Portland Trophy Cup Race 2

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[portfolio_slideshow id=4712 width=1300] I spent the weekend riding Single Track in the Santa Cruz Mountains. We climbed over 10,000 feet and I had a few nasty spills. Still it’s Tuesday and I am pedaling to the 2nd Rapha Portland Trophy Cup at the Portland International Raceway. My body is tired and I am hoping the nine mile ride will wake me up.

The field is a litte deeper today. The B’s are restless. I am in the 2nd row; quiet and already feeling defeated. We sprint. I am pushed into the edge of the course. My front wheel dances with orange cones as we race for the first turn. I have no energy to battle and I fade into the middle of the pack. I shouldn’t be here.

This is my third cyclocross race ever and I’ve come to really really like it. It’s fucking fun and I am stoked with the atmosphere that is built around it. Tonight I learned a valuable lesson. I learned to listen to my body and that it’s ok to take time off the bike. I also learned how to deal with the consequences when things just don’t go your way.

At some point in the race I had to grab the brakes to avoid a collision with another rider. I was on his wheel and he took the corner much slower than I had anticipated. In attempt to stop myself from flipping over the bars I got tangled up in the bike. The front edge of the saddle came down with great force onto my tailbone. The pain was excruciating but I thought I could just ride it off. I finished the race and my tailbone didn’t really hurt until I got home later that night.

It’s three days later and I still can’t ride a bike. It’s really painful to sit and uncomfortable in general. I am bummed but focused on healing. I’ll be at next weeks race to cheer on my friends but only time will tell if I’ll be able to race the rest of the series.

Racing is hard.

Check out the rest of the race write ups here :  Race 1, Race 2, Race 3, Race 5