Cooper River Cross (CRCX) – 2013

15 Oct

Here is a video of the first lap in the Men’s A 1/2/3 race. enjoy!

We packed up the car around 7:30am with hopes to get to Cooper River Cross (CRCX) early to help Jeff and the team out with whatever was needed.  Luckily the venue is right over the Ben Franklin Bridge for us and take about 15mins to get there.

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Ellis doing his warm-up thing.

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Elite Women’s 1/2/3 Race Photos:

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Men’s B – Cat 3 Race

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Dog hand up are DEFINITELY not a crime.

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Couple masters race pics:

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Women’s Cat 4 race:

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Men’s A 1/2/3 stolen photos (thanks Keith!)

Ahh the A race… 60min of pure pain.  This was my second go at the elite race but this time the field was a bit more legit with some actual pro cross races.  I wont talk much to it because I barely raced, I mean I finished but I didn’t race-race.  I just couldn’t get into a flow and never made the big group that was dangling in front of me after the first lap or two.  I broke apart pretty early and went for beer handups and fun rather than trying to move up.  Even though the result was poor I had a blast.  It was great getting cheered on by all my friends/teammates then half a lap later getting heckled HARD by the LoneWolfCycling crew!

All I hear was AreYouKitten me this… and “I’m disappointed in you/I don’t even know you anymore Dreamburg” due to my running of the stairs.  So I wont give any excuses for sucking during my race, BUT I will say is I didn’t pre-ride the steps because my left clip is super loose and pulls out all the time (yah just replace the cleat dum-dum) but of course I went for it during the race in order to get heckled less and of course my left foot pulled out and womp-womp… FAIL!

Had a blast (minus my back making me want to cry) and found out I didn’t even get my max HR to what I can normally AVG in a 45min race.  Next race I need to work on not blowing up I guess. Ended up 24th/47

Strava Jawn: http://www.strava.com/activities/88981701

The LWC pit always had me chuckling though.

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Men’s A 1/2/3 Results:

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The final race was the Cat 4 Cmen race + the SS event

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A different kind of sword fighting than Ryan is use to…

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After that race we all geared up and tore down the course.  It all went by very quickly with all the help.

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Big thanks to Jeff / GoCycling for making this event happen and everyone else who helped out!!  Even though it was a long day and I barely even raced I had a blast with great people at a great venue.  Cheers!

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