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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! 


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...


Proper skids...

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Mt Tabor Series Finale

Bike racing on Mt Tabor has come to an end and now we're all left wondering what we should do on Wednesday nights. I've really fallen in love with the Mt Tabor Series and it's no surprise to me that it's been going on for 65 years. Maybe next year we can have a few more races? 

Fun fact. I slipped and fell after taking this shot but no one saw it. Moments later I got on my bike to pedal across the course, slipped a pedal with camera in hand and fell off my bike. Again, no one saw it. See, there is something magical about this race. 

Between talking with friends and drinking beers I did manage to shoot some photos. Enjoy, share, use them as you please. 

Cross is coming...


Mettle just dropped some rad coverage of SSCXWCXPDX. Head over to Mettle for more! 

Everyone hoped it wouldn’t happen, but here it is: Video Proof of the 2016 SSCXWC. When the circus comes to town, you bring your best whether you’re paid talent, slave labor, or a spectator. Tired of seeing drunken flemish men falling over barriers turn into the most exciting part of the day? Do you love the smell of Port-O-Pottys? Sick of seeing World Champion Domination?

This is for you...except the last part. That still happened and 149 other racers from around the world got to line up against the best: Sven Nys.

Competing for the actual “worst retirement ever”, Sven gave us one last grand look at a legend in action so it only seemed fitting to pay respects to our first love of cyclocross and the gateway drug that got us hooked:


...This was a terrible idea...
— Mettle