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Interbike’s Cross Vegas – Getting Schoolered Around The Track

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This post has been a little while coming. I apologize for my tardiness.

While attending the Las Vegas based Interbike trade show this year I made the effort to check out the Cross Vegas Cyclocross Race. This is always an amazing event as it is the first large profile cyclocross race of the season so many of the big names come out to experience the dryest course in the world. The Elite men’s field was a massive crowd and I focussed most of my camera efforts on Norco’s Aaron Schooler who had a fantastic race finishing as the second Canadian in the field shortly behind Geoff Kabush.

Here are some photos from the race.

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Viva Cross Vegas

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Back at Interbike in Las Vegas. The show is one thing but every year the largest cyclocross race in North America takes place, Cross Vegas. A great race with the world’s best showing up to give their best for the industry watching with eager eyes. Norco rider Aaron Schooler came out for the race and finished in 33rd spot in a stacked field.

 

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A Taste of Sea-Otter-Ness Racing

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All work and no play makes the world grow bitter.

Well I am not bitter and Sea Otter is pretty awesome but I am pretty tired right now so this post will be brief. Here are a few photos from the Dual Slalom and Cyclocross races.

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The BC Cyclocross Championships Observed

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Looking for the 2012 Championships? Find video, photos and results here

 

Today in Mahon park in North Vancouver BC was the BC Provincial Cyclocross Championships. The Elite Men had a great race. It started off with a race at the Front until H&R Block’s Aaron Schooler dropped the competition and rode away with the win. I don’t have the full results for the event but they should be up soon on Atomic Racing’s website.

Here are some shots from the day.

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more photos can be found at flickr.com/dustansept

Winter is here – Just how I remember it.

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This weekend sealed the deal. Winter is now here. I head out to a local cyclocross race on Saturday where in BC fashion it poured rain. Then today (Sunday) I head over to Mt Seymour to go for a quick hike. With the snow level at 400m, the hike was in some white stuff. Beautiful day up on the mountains but with the snow coming down this low many mountain bike trails are now inaccessible. Time to look for different weather-appropriate activities.

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Cyclocross racing at its finest.. New Brighton Park

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After a 2 year retirement from a very short stint at cross racing, I pulled out a cross bike and entered a race this weekend. The Wedgewood New Brighton Cyclocross race in Vancouver was the venue and my lungs the victim. I had a blast, cross is a great sport. It is neat to see the mountain bikers and roadies come together and compete in one event with two very different skillsets.

I came into this from the mountain bike side of things and with that comes a lack of training and an innadiquate cardiovascular system. That said, I still did pretty well and had a lot of fun. Plus, I had one goal for the race and it was achieved. My goal was to bunny-hop the barriers! Not only did I achieve that goal I found a photo on flickr that shows me doing it. You will have to believe me though – there is a barrier there.

 

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Photo by Flickr user iSmellFood

 

After the race I stuck around for another round of competition and snapped a few shots of the race. Enjoy!

 

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Interbike 2011 with a little bit of Cross-Vegas

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Another year at Interbike has come and gone. This year was not nearly as photo-centric as the last couple as the Moab Trip was not able to happen afterwards. That said, I didn’t even bring my camera kit, instead it was just the body and a couple of lenses. During the show, I did manage to get out to watch Cross-Vegas and that would have been a great opportunity to grab some shots. Hind-sight is always 20-20. Either way, here are a few photos from the drive to Nevada, Cross-Vegas, and a little bit of show.

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The perfect “Health Food” platter

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Absolutely crazy weather when we pulled in. Never seen it like this before!

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Team H&R Block rider Aaron Schooler awaiting the Cross-Vegas start. (He placed 15th)

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Cross-Vegas is a great event, starting field of 107

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Nothing quite like a night race either

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Low-Light Pan of Necessity…

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Aaron, pushing through trying to chase down fellow Canadian Kabush.

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Not everyone could hop the barriers, though many did

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As for the drive home, a few sections were worthy of a photo.

Another year down. Great show but so glad it is over!

Intended Usage?

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I recently upgraded my camera, but didn’t get rid of the old one. I am starting to think though that is would be a great camera to bring along on outdoor adventures. It is light and small, plus I am not as worried about damaging it…

This photo does not exactly represent the intended use of this bike… Meh, if it can handle it, goes to show something about the bike.

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