Dirty Crits #3 went down last night in standard kick-in-the-balls fashion. We had a solid turn-out of folks ready to race in the light of the full moon - braving new re-routes, the Spiral of Doom, an off camber sand pit and attack dogs. It was a site to behold. Results and a crappy cell phone video are below for your viewing pleasure...
Be there, Monday night at 6 for free racing at the Riverfront CX park. Costumes highly recommended, that is if you want some free pirate booty... Bring your friends, be ready to test your skills on the new course - bring lights if you have them. We are psyched to see what happens when you experience the spiral of doom and the new off camber sand pit. Were bringing true Belgium style CX racing back. No more sissy-boy groomed city park bread and butter, this is a training course. Better wear your big girl pants...
Shawnee Riverfront CX Barriers; bunny hop attempt. MG cleared the first barrier, but not so much the second...
I hear that he did in fact clear them both on other attempts. We just got lucky that the fail was caught on camera. We're not shit talking here, well maybe a little, but the only way to get better at riding is to go for it. You can find MG killing it at most of the local races because he is in fact out riding his bike, hard - every day. Still, this video is a classic.
With a hint of storms in the forecast we here at Pirate cXc were hoping for dire conditions for race #2, but the storms never made it and only left us with a pristine course and humidity levels of 101%. A solid crew showed face for what was to be a perfect night for racing. We had equal numbers in both the A and B races, and we ran the course backwards.
Since these are informal training races, Burnsey decided to ride instead of keeping everyone's individual lap time. We set-up a digital timer at the start-finish line so you could see your lap times as you flew by. It was up to you to get to the clipboard and write down your own finish time. This worked out well and allowed everyone on site to actually ride and have a great time.
Aside from racing and heckling, Handleballs somehow dropped his chain not once, but NINE times during the race. All but the last time, [he] caught back up to the main group. Summers flatted on the first lap only to put the hammer down and finish strong.
The Shawnee Riverfront CX Course is finally getting smoothed-out and the line is pretty darn obvious. It seems that folks have finally got their spine back and are giving the course a go. It's amazing the power that fear has over the weak minded. The goat-head thorn issue is non-existent ON THE COURSE. It's very important to understand that you need to stay on the gravel parking area and the mowed course ONLY. Cutting the course, especially riding the levee just to 'check things out', will get you a flat and a slap in the face. Wake up people.
We were sad to see a handful of folks that raced last week not return, I guess Joules CX and the Wyco MTB races over the weekend put some people in dire recovery mode. Our numbers would have been really large and racing would have been on a higher level had these few sacked-up and showed. We still had a solid turn out, more even than race #1, and everyone had a good time.
Tige Lamb was there to push the A race. He's recovering from pneumonia and still showed up to race. Where the hell were you? There is a reason that some folks are fast and others fat and slow, living vicariously by reading about what goes down, how others stay motivated - if you call that living. Get out of that office chair and ride a Phuking bike people! You are a sad, sad human!
Dirty Crits #3 is Monday. It's Halloween week and we challenge each and every one of you to come in costume and bring a friend. We will race, have some post race refreshments and socialize. Best costume will get a prize. It's also getting dark early, so we recommend bringing lights.
Here are the final results for Dirty Crits #2. Hope to see you all again next week for more fun riding bikes fast!
If you are still a non-believer after watching this video, than we can't help you. Please enjoy this unedited Go Pro video taken by Brain, flying a motorized para-glider during the Dirty Crits #1 race this past Monday. You will come away from this either motion sick or uncontrollably psyched . Get down to the Riverfront CX park on Monday's through November 5th. Mountain & Cyclocross Bikes race at 6p.m., it's FREE. You will become stronger.
All things Dirty went down last night as we kicked-off the first of (4) Short track races at the Shawnee Riverfront CX park with Dirty Crits #1. A dozen core riders went head to head in both an A and B race, pushing through rough terrain, descending deep sand troughs, climbing stairs, jumping barriers and generally kicking a$$.
Highlights from the A race; The Silent Killer was fighting the big dogs - Travis Donn, Jason Knight and Garet Steinmetz for the front spot every lap, rolling in with the fastest first lap time of 9:34. Eventually it was down to Travis, Jason and The Silent Killer on the last lap and through the finish with Travis pulling off the win by one second.
The B race was a bit more entertaining with Brian taking the fastest lap at 11:16 and the win. Handleballs was in true Pirate form sporting a flannel shirt, PBR in his water bottle cage and rolling slicks on his touring bike. Everyone was fighting hard to keep in the game.
We had no mechanicals, zero flats and only one crash that I witnessed (Handleballs of course). A good time was had by all. We even had fly-by aerial video being shot of the race by some folks in their motorized para-gliders. A sight to behold. We hope to have some of that footage to show-off by weeks end.
Thanks to those who came out to race, especially the Ethos Possewho sponsors the CX park. If you had a good time, come back next week for Dirty Crits #2. Bring a friend or three, tell your pals. Lets make this event BIG. It's free, plus you get some training time in as well as some dirt. It's all good.
We're calling out to the Parisi, Colavita folks - come down and get it done. What better way to have a team Monday night cool down ride than at the CX park. You know you'd eat this stuff up!
That's right folks, FREE short track racing, the first of (4) in the Dirty Crits series is at 6:00 TONIGHT at the Shawnee Riverfront Cyclocross course. See the event flyer a few posts below for more info. Course is in prime condition and ready for you to shred the gnar.
To kick start KC Metro underground racing for fall/winter 2012,
Pirate cXc presents... Dirty Crits
That's right folks! Pirate cXc is putting on a show-n-go, informal short track race series at Shawnee Riverfront Park. Untrue to Pirate cXc style, Dirty Crits will not host the typical shenanigans found at our Winter Night Race Series Invitationals. Rather, Dirty Crits are open to anyone and everyone who loves to ride bicycles fast. Come on out and test your metal against any number of locals on the new Riverfront CX course.
Who will win the overall series? It could be YOU!
Monday's (October 15th, 22nd, 29th & November 5th)
CX Race at 6:00
MTB Race at 6:05
Races are held at the Shawnee Riverfront CX Course.
* Dirty Crits = group ride/mock training race, unsanctioned and unsolicited as anything more. No purchase necessary. No animals were harmed during the design of this event flyer or building of the race course.