Muddy Cyclocross in Boring, OR

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by KillRamsey, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Worst town name ever? No, I'm sure there's worse. At any rate, last weekend's race was wet, so there were some killer puddles. But it didn't actually rain on us, so I could shoot without an umbrella. Rokinon 12, kit 18-55, 56 f1.2, and the XC 50-230 this time.

    24529266808_291c87bfe7_b. KBRX3202P by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    24529267148_bf2c75f76c_b. KBRX3139P by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    24534656328_d8b2247caf_b. KBRX3259 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    Some of the folks bunny hopped this puddle.
    38373800272_78b72b0642_b. KBRX3518P by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    Team mate. Check her face closely - she came over that hill so hard and fast she barely touched down til this spot, so you can see her back tire digging into the soft dirt, and her grunting to keep things in line.
    38373697812_e58550b1c8_b. KBRX3896P by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    The 56.... swoon
    26629590189_4a55b7e5f1_b. KBRX3974P by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    Proudly displaying their mudflaps
    37690930404_bbd2249c90_c. KBRX4144P by gordopuggy, on Flickr
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  2. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley FujiXspot All-Pro

    May 2, 2016
    Looks like a good time was had by all. I'm too chicken. After unwittingly planting my front tire in a ditch a few months back and finding myself instantly flying over the handlebar, I'm more risk averse than ever on my bike.
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  3. Mike G

    Mike G FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Oct 7, 2016
    Mike Gorman
    Been there, done it got the T shirt, happily now many years ago. :dance3:
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  4. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    I've had a few "fun" moments out here on the trails, but thankfully nothing too heavy. Mostly I know my limits, and the bike's. Mostly.
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  5. Dean Smith

    Dean Smith FujiXspot Regular

    Nov 3, 2016
    Really nice set, but I love the hill climb shot.
  6. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Thank you - I get one more chance this year, this coming Sunday there's a race on Sauvie Island above Portland.
  7. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Might as well put some Sauvie Island pics here too... The wife went hard this time and had first place sewn up the whole race, until the end of the last lap. She barely got passed, so she took 2nd in her category. Awesome day. Note to future me: keep bringing the 56, it rocks for this work.

    Several bad tangle-ups in front of our tent all day.
    26773643369_4a8b18de9a_b. KBRX4686 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    Dog races with owners
    24677320008_8b24f4bd84_b. KBRX4807 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    Wife on her way to second place
    26773642619_fd8ae8bdf2_b. KBRX5111 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    26791695949_880f3f6a1e_b. KBRX4445 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    Bonfire helped keep people warm
    37679910205_70fa1930bb_b. KBRX4865 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    "Handups" are frowned upon, but common. The carbonated, fizzy kind are my favorite.
    26791693789_6861e68928_c. KBRX4909 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    Good light for a minute or two
    38568054091_5b01d2deff_b. KBRX5223 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    Daughter raced too, and enjoyed herself.
    26773643219_da0ea4d157_b. KBRX4715 by gordopuggy, on Flickr
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