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2/6/13 9:56 P

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Our area allows it as well but with the bike having no bar ends and our area is now allowing disc brakes as well.

It sounds like you have a bike to race with .... you just need to check with your local rules to see if you have to do any modifications on the bike now.

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2/6/13 8:54 A

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Thanks for the input everyone. I'll ask for some info at my LBS. I need to get the bike in for a tune up anyway.

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2/5/13 11:24 A

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Our local races allow it, though without bar ends...and there may be some prohibitions on the use of disc brakes, depending on your locale.

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2/5/13 8:51 A

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I would like to ride my mountain bike to start out. It is a redline d660. Is that allowed in beginner races or is it frowned upon.

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2/4/13 10:28 P

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I got started by retro fitting my old 1989 Raleigh Technium 450 and raced with that until I could get a Cross specific frame. A couple on our group ride did the Cross scene and he converted the bike for me. I have been hooked ever since. and it is going on 4 years now. I don't do well but I have fun racing.

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2/4/13 7:57 P

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@APLOUIS, I would look and ask around at local shops. One of ours has a class you can take for the cyclocross curious. Then just get out there and try a local race! Spark member KAYZAKCX also does cross, might want to msg him and ask how he got started.

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2/4/13 4:53 P

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They had Nationals near me but I could not get to them to watch.

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2/1/13 11:43 A

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Check to see if there's a local group near you. I live in a fairly rural area, and there's a cyclocross group an hour away. If there's an event near you, go to it - there will probably be a club with an info tent set up.


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2/1/13 10:12 A

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I would love to try cyclocross. Does anyone have advice for getting started?

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1/31/13 10:26 P

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Cyclocross is so much fun to watch. I live in the Inland Northwest, and there are events all around here & the wet side of the Cascades. I don't go to as many events as I'd like to.

I'd love to see the Worlds!

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1/31/13 10:14 P

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Despite owning a bike that is a "cyclo-cross" bike, I know next to NOTHING about this form of cycling. It was curious to hear about it on NPR today:

Cyclo-Cross Championship Takes U.S. By Storm, Mud And Sand

www.npr.org/2013/01/31/170754787/cyc
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Here's more about the Belgian star of the event:

Meet Mr. Cyclocross
Belgian ‘cross legend Sven Nys talks Worlds, doping, and how to grow the sport

www.bicycling.com/cyclocross/feature
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Looks like it's running on Sunday, only up against the SuperBowl...lol!

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