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SS Double Pointssuperdreadnought
Dec 15, 2003 7:06 PM
Where did the idea of wearing weird cloths for double points in the single speed class in cyclocross start?
re: SS Double PointsJS Haiku Shop
Dec 16, 2003 6:06 AM
for my part, i stole it from oregon's big series.

this week i'm asking for southern culture uniforms.

and, the best mullet wins the prize. i actually have 3 major awards for best mullet. but the 2 lower awards aren't really "major". ok, neither is the big one.

the final series we're skipping clothing bonuses and all the fun frilly sh!t and only one person doubles their points: the rider on the most gear inches. and the course will not favor a big gear.

-he who lives in a van down by the river
re: SS Double Pointsclimbo
Dec 16, 2003 6:36 AM
SSers have been known to do a lot of unusual things in the MTB world. Have a look at the SS derby's/races that go on around the place, laid back fun, usually with beer and costumes, nudity not out of the question. It's all about racing and having fun !!
re: SS Double PointsDropped
Dec 17, 2003 8:32 AM
I think that JS is right; it was started by Oregon's Cross Crusade series.

It's hilarious to see guys flying around the course in the mud and rain wearing a speedo.

Cross Crusade also has things like the "Black Knight," who rides all in black. I think the objective is to beat the Black Knight around the course.

I tell you, of all the cycling events I have seen, none is more enjoyable than a Cross Crusade race. Everyone has a six pack of porter and is just having a great time. The races are also a blast because of how many racers there are -- 60 or 70 in each class.
duder new england's so anal...buffalosorrow
Dec 17, 2003 4:37 PM
I get "Your message contains words that may not be suitable for our audience" for wearing an all black skinsuit, wearing shorts in the cold and my tattoos. On top of that I have wussed out and ridden my geared colnago opposed to my SS for the remainder of the season.
-minimal ss comps
-lacking ss race culture (fix gear, courier culture strong, ie non-race)
-honestly I get laughed at when I ask promoters "well I got first in single speed?" most common response... "I have a rear derailuer for you...lol".

Im heading out west for SS Nats, if they're out there next year.

keepin it DIY...you east coast SS UCI beginner champ via Highland Park NJ.
Eric aka buffalsorrow
duder new england's so anal...buffalosorrow
Dec 17, 2003 4:47 PM
I get "Your message contains words that may not be suitable for our audience" for wearing an all black skinsuit, wearing shorts in the cold and my tattoos. On top of that I have wussed out and ridden my geared colnago opposed to my SS for the remainder of the season.

North East Circuit:
-minimal ss comps
-lacking ss-cyclocross race culture (fix gear and courier culture strong, come on guys and gals!)
-honestly I get laughed at when I ask promoters "well I got first in single speed?" most common response... "I have a rear derailleur for you...lol".

Im heading out west for SS Nats, if they're out there next year.

keepin' it DIY...your east coast SS UCI beginner champ via Highland Park NJ. 11th overall.
Eric aka buffalsorrow
LOL, opposite here, completelyJS Haiku Shop
Dec 18, 2003 7:22 AM
yo, E:

not only do we have special ss awards per race, but the fun stuff in our series is all based around ss. and the winner's booty bag contains schwag, plus trophy, and...wait for it...a tattoo (ss #1 prize = tattoo gift certificate).

there's racing, then there's ss racing. then there's riding a ss around the course, wearing a number, whle everybody else is competing with each other.

OFS,

J
Go west ...Gripped
Dec 18, 2003 1:58 PM
Yes, there will be SS at the Nationals next year.

The Portland Cross Crusade ran a SS category for all 7 of its races. Turnout was very good -- averaged over 30 riders per event with a low of 26 and a high of 47. The SS race was combined with the B race so there were about 70-100 riders on the course for those particular starts. Either the SS's or the B's got a 30 second head start depending on a coin flip that the SS'ers won once. Every race, an SS rider crossed the finish line first.

Oh yeah, a couple of races had guys on fixies which earned extra points.

Get the he!! out of Jersey and get your a$$ to a city that knows how to ride! Portland had 10 races within 1 hour of downtown (most were within 15-20 minutes). Bend, OR had a Saturday series for most of the season and was only 2.5 to 3 hours away. Seattle also had a Metro series on Saturdays with races 2.5 to 3.5 hours away. It would be pretty easy to race in 20 races without too much travel.

Only drawback to Portland is the 6.5% unemployment in Oregon.
re: SS Double Pointsraynak
Dec 17, 2003 4:39 PM
from the great hosts of the cross crudade...

http://www.vanillabicycles.com
http://www.crosscrusade.com/info/info_07.html