CX Nats: A Photo Essay And Words From Jeff Curtes

For the Love of a Muddy PreRide…perfect conditions on the track. The lead up was perfect…Master’s fields got it dry and fast, and as the Elite race drew nearer, the rain fell on Belgium and Austin creating textbook like conditions.  Laura and Brennan enjoying every minute of the pre-ride romp.


Alt Rock…Plan B with Austin’s Finest
You can’t take the ride out of the bike racer…so we joined up with other like minded folks, headed into the woods, and rode…race ya for a hundred bucks…GO!!

America’s hope…The Kids Are Alright
I had the privilege of meeting a lot of the Bend Endurance Athletes and couldn’t have been more stoked on the selfless leadership of all hands on deck to help the incredible young rider race their bikes.  Programs like this are making these younger fields some of the best races of the day, and I know that these are the guys that will someday be battling the Belgians and the Dutch on a World Championship race day (in the mud hopefully) in the not so distant future.

Prep & Burn…a season’s goal up in smoke?

Racing Bicycles:  Elite Women CX Nationals
An unrehearsed battle of conditions, emotions, and logistics reveal the guts and soul of the sport.


Many Thanks to Jeff for the amazing photos. He, of course, races too. Check it!

Posted on January 16, 2015 .