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Tell me. Where should I race this cyclocross season!?

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Really, help me out people.

Do I go to Japan? (check out this gallery of a local Japanese cyclocross scene!) Daisuke is super rad and his race will be a first year UCI C2 in 2 seasons. Should I go over and help it out before it goes UCI?!

Shall I put in the efforts in the UK? Will the Brits give a shit about another anglo-phile coming over to get shelled? Is there cyclocross on Islay?!

I had a conversation a couple years back. About “sandbagging” and “cherry picking” UCI points and races. Traveling around the US and hitting all of the smaller races to rack up the UCI points. I thought it was crap back then and, I still think it is crap. I LOVE giving the smaller communities and small cyclocross scenes some love and attention. Help them build their cx programs and series up. And these days, there is no cherry picking. There are FAST riders at even the smallest UCI cx race anywhere in the US!!

Let’s hear some stories from the UK, the South East US, Southern California and Nippon!

What are the dope local races to do? (I did just get some emails from the UK with advice, thanks guys!)

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Discussion

8 comments for “Tell me. Where should I race this cyclocross season!?”

  1. You should come to St. Louis for some racing, scene is expanding very quickly. There is a race weekend in Hermann Missouri, like an hour away, night race saturday and a day race sunday, with like 30 stairs in each race.
    http://hermanncross.blogspot.com/

    Posted by Lord Mang | April 14, 2010, 6:39 am
  2. Come back to Toronto! :)

    Posted by Wes | April 14, 2010, 2:44 pm
  3. Not only is that ’85 Paris-Roubaix video narrated by John Tesh, but he says “Goatee of Filth.” Gold.

    Posted by VeloLoser | April 16, 2010, 8:56 am
  4. SoCal! The prestige series rocks!

    Posted by Erock | April 16, 2010, 7:12 pm
  5. I vote for Japan. Their love for ‘cross is insane.

    Posted by beth h | April 17, 2010, 4:59 pm
  6. Hey Molly it would be awesome to see you this side of the pond for a change. Any thoughts about the 3 peaks? see you later in the season!
    All the best.

    Posted by ross | April 21, 2010, 10:08 pm
  7. Molly at three peaks would rock! But then come do the London League – like I said we need an injection of Portland style, come show us how to do it. With any luck I maybe assisting RD one of the rounds…

    Posted by chr15 | April 26, 2010, 8:29 am
  8. I think 3 peaks would rock too.

    Except the part about sucking at running and then hating myself for toe-ing the start line.

    And it falls on a tricky part of the season. Kinda early and right in the middle of a bunch of important US races!

    argh!

    Posted by Molly | April 26, 2010, 10:32 am

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