Sunday, December 20, 2009

Like clockwork

Where have I been lately? Let's see. I had a great block of training going. Lots if zone 3 work. Several 3+ hour rides including two 3+ hour mtb rides. Things were starting to click in prep for Band Camp 10.
Then like clockwork my annual bout of plague hit me. Without fail sometime after the 2nd week of December I get suck every year. I guess its my body sending me a great big F you for all the intervals & hard workouts during cx season. Unfortunately this predictability doesn't bode well for me when natz moves to January. Going to have to figure out how to stay healthy another month I guess. That or seal my kid in a bubble so she can't infect me.

I'm on day 7 & seriously considering antibiotics. That's a big deal for me since I'm allergic to the penicillin family. I try & not take them if I absolutely don't have to. Don't want to make what few I can take not work if I have catch some super virus.

7 days down with a lick of riding is wearing on me since I had to pass up a few really nice weather days. Oh well i`ll probably end up scrubbing racing the Jan cx races now & focus on Band Camp & my summer build up to cx.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

2008 Nationals review

Here is some fun for you. Pre Puke fest flu a roma. Natz last year About the only person I beat was Mud & Cowbell's Greg Keller

Band Camp I mean Training camp 2010

I've been hinting on Twitter on a possible "training camp" in the early part of 2010 with the primary focus being MTB. Well I've already change the month from January to February. Here are the TENTATIVE Dates 2/19-21 or 2/26-2-28. This depends on me getting a pass from my wife, my work schedule, my motivation, my mtb actually being in a working form, Crusty &/or weather. The basics are riding as much as possible on the Syllamo trails as possible in 3 days. Perhaps some afternoon road rides thrown in for UBER mileage. There will be bike geekdom, FIRE!, snuggling(what happens @ band camp stays @ band camp), trash talking, BEER, more trash talking, BEER, & more FIRE! Here's what get's you an invite. Follow me on Twitter(so you get the details as they unfold). Be willing to put up with my mouth & crusty's mouth( I know this is A LOT!) Show up willing to destroy your legs, your back, & your liver(TRIJONES you get a pass on this). Really that's about it. If you pout up with my 100 tweets a day you more than willing to attempt to ride with me. So stay tuned & get some new mtb tires because we all know how much I love MTB tires.

CX DVD's to make you better

CHRIS HORNER'S CYCLOCROSS ESSENTIALS from Cosmo Catalano on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Live Streaming Video From CX Natz

Go Here for live streaming video Saturday & Sunday from CX Nationals. Thank You very much Cyclingdirt.org!!!! Remember times are PST.

Well's Specialized "prototype" Tubies

While Reading a review of Well's Specialized CX rig there was mention of a "prototype" cross tubie.

Specialized tread on an FMB casing. Hmmm He raced these on Sunday to 2nd place in Portland. CX Mag says: "The front tire was a FMB-constructed tubular with Specialized tread that looked like a clipped or well-worn version of the new Captain clincher from Specialized."

Specialized Tech Testing

Some cool Engineering to test mountain bike suspension.

J-Pows CDale CX Rig


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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Andrew Coe Ladies & Gentleman

When Andrew learns to drive the bike a little better I see UCI points in his future. Still two wins & a 2nd. Pretty damn good.

Friday, December 4, 2009

A Great Great Interview

If you read one interview this year make it this one from Podium Insight! I've followed Adam Myerson for a long time. But recently I have become a big fan of his. Read more about him here. He is one of the reasons cross is huge in the US.

Part 1

Part 2

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The transition phase begins

Its started earlier this year than I wanted, but I've got to put beans on the table. Unfortunately its my month for weekends. Oh well ill miss state & I wasn't going to natz anyway.

With a high temp of 34 I figured it was time to dust of the mtb for some transition miles. After 1.5 delay for neglecting my mtb I hit the road @ noon. Yes road. Nutt Sac is an easy 40min ride. That's an extra 1:20 spent not driving to destination biking. Plus if I get bored of loops @ Nutt Sac I'm guaranteed 2+hrs. No brainer.

I ended up with 1:40ish of trail time for a total of 3hrs. Toes stayed warm. Legs felt good. Handling much improved from cx racing. Pandora was anti Beatles(a rant for another time). All I ended up with was a bad case of windburn. Plus I came home to a sweet pair of 2XU compression tights(part of the small things make the difference plan).
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The most disturbing CX video of all time!

Don't Say I didn't Warn You

Monday, November 30, 2009

Friday Jingle Cross Vidyah

Hopefully next season I don't have to work during Jingle Cross. This year would have been good for me withthe running & mud. My Team Mate Andrew Coe won the 2/3. Wish I would have been there.

Jingle Cross 2009: Friday Night Cross from Gizmo Pictures on Vimeo.

Night ride?

Its that time. Time to pull out the ssmtb to get those winter rides in. I like to do my winter rides in the dark. Added finger & toes damage. That said I use my light these days a few months @ a time. Stick it back in the box & forget it till it gets cold again. Well that strategy bit me in the ass. My battery doesn't want to take a charge. I have other lights but really like my handlebar mounted Jet light to to illuminate the trail. Then I use a led headlamp for focused light where my head points. I'm hoping a slow trickle charge for 12 + hrs will give it enough juice to get me another season.
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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Forrest Gump I'm not

Every Thanksgiving Day for the last 8 years I've had a little tradition, run the Turkey Trot 5k. Over time Amber joined me. Then my mom, dad, sister & her family have joined us. The last couple of years Ambers sister has joined us for a little stroll. I started out the tradition running for time. The year Amber was prego I walked with her. Because of cx the last few years I've been running with Amber.

This year my cx season wrapped up early so I figured I'd run for time again. Only 1 little problem with that plan. I've ran maybe twice in the last 9 months. Oh well I've always said I can break 20 min at will in a 5k. Time to walk the talk.

Turkey Trot am I laced up my racing flats(I was serious about going fast) loaded up the family and we were off to the races. I got my warm up in by running to the start about a half mile. This was a mistake. It made me peak to soon & cost me at least 15 seconds.

Any way long story short. Guns goes off. I take off settle in with some high schoolers wearing state cx tshirts. I figure if they made it to state they can break 20. First mile goes by in 5:56. Heart rate is up but not maxed. Second mile goes by in 6:22(still below the 6:25 I need to average to go under 20). Heart rate is creeping up to threshold. The third mile is slightly uphill into the wind. Being a cagey old bastard I tucked in to get a little draft saving just enough foe the finish. Mile 3 in 6:22. Sweet. Legs still have a little & the finish is downhill. I cross the line in 19:13. Damn warm up cost me a sub 19.

There you have it sub 20 at will. Though it cost me. I've hobbled around for the last 3 days with legs that feel like I got worked over by a mob hit man with a baseball bat. That which doesn't kill you I guess. Now I have a new mark to shoot for.
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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Time Lapse?

The CDALE Mafia. This pic looks like a time lapse photo to me. Pretty cool

3am musings

Its my Friday & I'm seating at lunch wondering about my 4 off(sun-wed this time). What to do? What to do? I'm sure Amber will have a few honey do's. I think I'm going to do some much needed bike maintenance. Perhaps get all my steads rideable. Not happened in a long time. I need to hurry up because its almost ss time. That time of the year when I break out my ss bikes & spin around at low speeds. Last years ss excursions numbered 1. Chain kept coming off. I got pissed & went back to gears. This year I'm hoping to put more effort into it. Not enough effort to want to race ss. That experiment was a failure for sure. Though several years ago I came close to winning a cat 3 race on my sscx. Probably would have got the W if I could have kept my chain on. That leads me into one of my winter projects. To convert my sscx into belt drive. Not any buy it off the shelf belt drive either. One that I fab up. I haven't worked out all the machining details yet but plans are being formed. Ill post my results once done. Well that's enough rambling. I've literally just blackberried this post in.
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Kayak Video Request

I had a request for Kayaking video from TK. Not the greatest quality but it'll do till I get more footage uploaded. Oh yeah yes this is me in the vid

DeStad Series Final Vidyah

Taken From JJ's Blog who took it from Bad Goat. I talked JJ through an embed so I figure I can post it too. This is the Sandbagger's race right after the men's Open.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

KS State CX, DeStad series finals

This is just a quick brain dump before passing out. I'll steal some pics & edit it later when I steal me some intraweb.

As most of my 6 readers know I've been stuck in a rut this cx season constanly(or the glass half full version consistently) in 12th place. It was starting to be a broken record. Frankly it was troubling me & was worrying I might be the first racer ever to get fired from a club team. Luckily JB is patient with his riders.

Anyway the weather was cold & crappy with more crappiness falling from the sky. That usually means mud. I don't claim to be a mudder by any stretch of the imagination. I do have some pretty good results in the mud though.

Good start. Jammed up by a wreck. Chased. Duked it out with a few single speeders. Got in a rythem riding safely. Worked my way into 3rd for several laps. Got caught by former road pro. I crashed taking former pro with me. Exchange words with former road pro. He gaps me after seeing the wisdom of my words. I chase him. Catch him. He gaps me. I chase fruitlessly. Hit the bell lap. SKC teammate is closing hard. Ride smart last lap. Punch it to the finish. 4th place. The curse is broke. Start shivering uncontrollably. Get warm. Ran about 23-25 psi in the Challenge Grifo 32's.

Now I need sleep. More later.
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Friday, November 13, 2009

Wet CX Sunday??

Looks like it could be a wet rainy one this Sunday for the finals of the DeStad series. Though it seems the St.Mary's grass drains well so likely just greasy.

I don't even think I'm going to panic & bring my sscx as a pit bike like I have in the past when it looks wet. I know this strategy is going to catch up too me sooner or later.

I decided last year it just wasn't worth it to run two dissimilar bikes in cx. until I can lay may hands on a used Ridley that I can set up as a clone of my race bike I'll be gambling with my pit strategy.

Though in the Midwest we truly don't have a lot of mudfests...thank god. It just adds to the expense of a race. Mud specific tires, new cables, new chains & brake pads add up in a hurry.
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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Proof is in the ranking

Thanks to Jeff Winkler I have proof that I'm the worst open cx racer in the KC area. The worst that races consistently anyway. I think I'm going to use my ranking to petition for a downgrade. Its either that or shame enough people into upgrading so that I can get out of the cellar. I knew I should have stayed a sandbagging geaser beater.
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Coolest CX pic

Stolen from Cyclingnews but worth it. This pic rocks!

The seasons over before it really gets going

This CX season has been one of transition/turmoil for me for sure. Thanks to my job status; first worries about not having one & money that goes with a job. To now working a weird 4on 4off night shift, CX has been pretty much on the back burner. Thanks to winning the DeStad Series last year I got to at least race the DeStad series for free this season. Add in the generosity of my main nemesis Jeff Yielding I got to let Butthead spank me again @ Hermann Cross.

Needless to say this season has had its ups & downs. With my bonehead decision to quit beating up on the geriatric crowd & race Open I've been taking my lumps. My main goal of the year had been to reclaim my Masters jersey from Jeff. Well I emailed Jeff last night to let him know it was his for the taking again since I can't get out of work. More incentive for me to race my ass off Sunday & bring the heat to Jeff's return to Kansas. That now leads me to my more immediate goal of finishing in the top 10 in a race this season. Especially since this is looking like it could be my last race of the season, since I have to work weekends from here on out thanks to how I cycle out on 4&4.

I say oh well. This season has made the fire burn for next season. I've always said a good CX course for me is one that exposes my weaknesses. Last year it was making the hour. I worked hard on that & I'm now on the lead lap. This year its the lack of top end speed. That's one of the MANY things I'm going to work on for next year. Expect a blog update on my goal setting for next season.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I hate to admit it but i just set a PR for the year by riding 9 straight days. That said its easy to see why i've been so sporadic this year. Need more riding
Going to try several methods of mobile blogging. Tonights test will be via SMS.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Veterans Cross race report

Sunday the legs were tired. This being the first double race weekend for me. I had limited expectations. I got to the venue @ St. Mary's early enough to catch a few pre-ride laps. I managed to go through 3 sets of wheel/tubie combos before settling on the Grifo's @ 23 psi(god I love low psi).

Since this is a Destad race I got my #2 call up for winning the Master's series last year. I figured I'd put this too use with the start being uphill on the cobbles. A good start I got. Actually brake checked to not hit the grass in first. No need for the hole shot for me. I guess there was a crash or mishap & it showed since Shadd kept the tempo in check & kept looking back. I couldn't care since I knew I was going to drift backwards.Proof I was sitting in 2nd. FYI I have a taste for the front again & I'm thinking it would be nice to spend more than two laps up there...just sayin. Probably not going to happen in this season of transition.

Anyway I faded. Did a gut check & went into tt mode. Got caught by Cameron riding a fixie mtb. That hurt the old pride a little, but hes a former MTB national champ so not too bad. Stayed on lead lap to get another freaking 12th. That's about all I have to say about that.

Grand Prix HPT

Pics will have to come later. Turns out the neighbors my be on to me & the intraweb is spotty to non existent...kinda like my CX season(like that transition?).

Saturday I loaded up the family & headed to Topeka, KS. I loved the Grand Prix HPT last year so I really wanted to make the trip again this year. There is something about CX on a car dirt track at night that is appealing to me . Its appealing but not my kinda of racing. I just don't have that kind of top end speed in my legs these days. Not enough crit racing. Guess I'll have to bite the bullet & upgrade to 2's on the road as well so I can get my ass handed to me in crits as well as CX. All in the name of speed I guess.

The course was a little different this year with the addition of some extra grass off track. Good call since it made the lap a little longer, which made my chances of staying on the lead lap better. The start went up a little grass hill with a tight S turn thrown in to snub speed before going around a washed out gravel like ice turn before hitting the track. Then a balls out spin out your biggest gear down wind run on the track. Dive into another loose turn. Go into the wind on the track. Shoot into the bumpy infield. Then a series of turns that actually put you back on your self. This was my favorite part of the course. Then off for a into the wind turn tail wind run down the back side of the track. Then a sketchy turn(Everyone was actually running this) up a set of stairs to get out of the track onto the grass. Next up was a leg sucking slog throw grass. Then up a steep little bitch of a hill back around some chicanes to another stair run to the finish.

Not really much to report on my race. I ran the Grifo XS for the first time this season. I went with 40 PSI(I went for speed over comfort). Made the grass bumpy but manageable & was nice on the track. In the S turn after the start I hit traffic HARD. I smashed into someones wheel & had the favor returned to me from behind. Didn't unclip but all momentum was gone going onto the track. Then I pretty much came unglued & went backwards. After a few laps following faster wheels than mine hooked up with a Colvitia guy. Dropped him then when on a TT to stay on the lead lap. No small feat with a former road PRO & #3 U23 of the USGP up front. I put my head down & stayed on the lead lap. Crossed in 12th my usual place. If there is a 100 people or 12 it seems I'm 12th.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

What a train wreck

As they say on the Twitter: " Internet is HARD." If you run a CX team you should NOT air your laundry on the web. You should Definitely NOT post email threads! I'm shocked is all I can say. I'm not a PRO but I know unPRO moves when I see one. Hopefully this doesn't hurt his Team & his precious sponsor. Some serious BAD press.

Edit: Links are fixed for those who emailed me asking me what the hell I'm talking about. Also let me clarify that I'm not saying who's right or wrong. I think there was wrong done by both parties. I'm saying something like this shouldn't be made public the way it was made public.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Hand Ups in CX?

Why not should be the question. We can swap bikes almost at will. Why not be able to take a bottle in a designated feed zone? Its one of those UCI rules that make no sense at all. With CX season starting earlier and earlier every year it only makes sense to have hand ups. With the announcement of Sven Nys to the UCI Cross Commission maybe this will change.

"I hope to make a contribution," Nys said. "Do I have issues I wish to raise? Sure. For example, I would like to know what the issue is with getting hand-ups in cyclo-cross. The rules need to make sense ..."

It truly doesn't make any sense. CX is a growing sport & the UCI needs to grow with it. Hopefully they won't throw wrenches at it like they have in the other disciplines.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Windtrainer inspiration



Getting on the windtrainer while watching Arkayakansas for some afternoon boating inspiration

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Crusty Get is

When Crusty gets his big boy points I bet he upgrades as soon as he crosses the line of his last cat 3 race.

Crusty gets it!

GVATrofee Koppenberg

Live Coverage on Now!

Cyclingfans Site for more live links

Friday, October 23, 2009

Results Boy talks Upgrading

ResultsBoy talks Upgrading:

Read the link. Very appropriate for whats happening in the Midwest right now. There at least 5 guys in Cat 3's right now in the Destad series that should cat up & race with the rest of us pack fodder in the open race. It just makes for better racing. Who cares if you cat up & are struggling for a top 20. The more people in the race the faster you get & the better the racing action is. No Open race time trial death march waiting to get lapped. Full blown racing for 20th.

Granted you get a pretty big prize for winning the overall in Cat 3's(free entry into all the races the following season) but take my example & move up. I was probably one race away from clinching the overall cat 3 series win two years ago. Guess what I did? I didn't poach me another cat 3 win. I moved up & started taking my lumps. Trust me I've taken a lot of them. I'm happy now to stay on the lead lap. Now I'm working on getting me a top 10(baby steps). I know the likes of Shad, Winkler, Tilford, & even Butthead are going to throttle me but I still toe the line because I love racing CX. I really love going fast in a CX race. Even though I'm mid pack we're still going pretty damn fast. And when you get down to brass tacks that's what its all about having fun. Because CX freaking rocks!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Does everyone in Oregon race CX?

Watch some of the videos in this link. These are A races in the Cross Crusade series. Entire entry for all classes 1300+!! Crits in Missouri don't have that many entries.

DeStad Series Points

Through the first two rounds

I Might be able to pick up some big points this weekend.

John Jones is on it

He sent me this video. Both are from Chris Cross





Holy Crap

Got this link from Twitter. This dude has skills!

Moto Pacing

That's me sneaking in behind Marco Pinotti & George Hincapie @ the 2008 ToM TT. Little warm up session. Pic From CutGrass Farms. Instead of Kayak lessons I think Hogan needs a CX Bike. Get on one & I might be talked into saving you from drowning on the river.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

What can I say I like Adam Myerson

Cycling Videos on CyclingDirt



Check out the kick ass hat. Listen closely becomes there is some really good training advice hidden in this interview. Follow Adam on Twitter as well.

As to not hijack Winklers Blog

His comments are here:

Below is my reply.

Do you know how Points are effected by doubling up? Or even if a Masters races only Masters then jumps in an open race @ the end of the year? I was thinking about htis last night.

The simplest method seems to be like VERGE points(Though I really like Crossresults.com). The first race is by registration or last years overall. 2nd race on by points total. Give everyone who finishes in the top 20 points. That's your call up. To me the simpler it is the more likely the promoter is going to do it.

The caveat to this would be the multiple series' in KC. Thus back to cross results.com. Then mid season upgrades as well. This seems like a topic for post race beers. TO be hashed out in a round table/cage match free for all. But I'm glad someone is addressing the issuing since as the fields grow some means of orderly call ups will have to be implemented.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Call Up Procedure Proposal

Click on the link to comment. From Jeff Winklers Blog.

I think this is a great idea. That said most people will probably disagree just since I support it. But still its a great idea.



Call Up Procedure Proposal

Friday, October 16, 2009

I have a proposal for how we do Call Ups for all local races. Comments are welcome.

Here it is:

Step 1: Maintain a list of all racers who have ridden in local races during the current season. This would need to be done for every category that has more than 8 riders on a regular basis. This is simple enough, just maintain a spreadsheet for each category and make sure it is updated weekly.

Step 2: Run the category lists through the Seed Racers function at crossresults.com

Step 3: Post the "Call Up List" for each category. Riders and officials use this list to call up the first one or two rows.

There is no reason why this couldn't be done and could probably be largely automated. I volunteer to help get this done if the promoters & officials sign on.

The obvious issue is that not all riders on the list will show up to a particular race. However, this can either be ignored---names are called until the first two rows are full, or the officials can cross names off the Call Up List during registration/roll call. This might add a few minutes to the start procedure, but it doesn't seem like it would be too much.

I also propose that we do some test runs on a limited basis.

Here's the "Call Up List" for the Open (P/1/2/3/4) field as of October 11:

1 Steve Tilford
2 Brian Jensen
3 Nathan Rice
4 Joseph Schmalz
5 Jonathan Schottler
6 Shadd Smith
7 William Stolte
8 Jeff Winkler
9 Cameron Chambers
10 Joshua Johnson
11 Chris Wallace
12 Shad Schreiner
13 Troy Krause
14 Nate Woodman
15 Andrew Coe
16 Thomas Price
17 Adam Mills
18 Jay Strothman
19 Mark Studnicki
20 Mark Nagy
21 Scott Dunsmuir
22 William Gault
23 Tim Kakouris
24 Tige Lamb
25 Devin Clark
26 Kevin Wilkins
27 Nicholas Coil
28 Bill Marshall
29 Aaron Elwell
30 Scott Ogilvie
31 Douglas Plumer
32 Alex Grman
33 Ethan Froese
34 Alex Edwards
35 Joseph Fox
36 Jeff Yielding
37 Casey Saunders
38 Michael Gaherty
39 Shea Bergman
40 John Giles
41 Britton Kusiak
42 Randall Crist
43 Benn Stover
44 Mark Smelser
45 Matt Gilhousen
46 Austin Elser
47 Luke Lininger
48 Mark Cole
49 Eric Struckhoff
50 Robert Cummings
51 Elliot Usher
52 Kenneth Harkin
53 Jason Ozenburger
54 Matt Bougher
55 Theodore Fleming

Thoughts?

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Finally I have me some victims!

I still Suck though.

Pop over to Mr. Winkler, Esquire to post your thoughts on using Crossresults.com for ca
ll ups @ local midwestern cx races.

CX Warm up Muzac?

Friday, October 16, 2009

Day 2 of UCI3

Podium Insight Vids are good!

How to work the Pit in CX

I hate that this vidyah is about Feldman but a really good how to for your pit crew:

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Damn You Bill Marshall!

You are now my nemeses. WTH? I have no victims? I suck hard. I have a new goal, beat Marshall & get me a victim. Any takers on being my victim? Yielding?

Monday, October 12, 2009

Gluing Tubular Tires

The best How To Article I have seen on the art/science of gluing tubulars. Read closely there will be a quiz.

The actual Chris Cross Report

Thanks to the power of the intraweb(maybe) I got a front roll call up (sometimes you should be careful what you wish for I guess)which helped with my one & only race goal; Get a good start. Well I take that back I had two goals; the other take a beer hand up from Crusty He informed me via Twitter this was in play.
Mark Studnicki has a good vid of the start. I managed to slot in about 6 or so which in the "elites" seems to be a better than average start. Got to work on my warm up routine more I guess. The first two laps were pretty much a suck fest till I managed to settle in. I worked into a group with Marshall, Alex Edwards(KCCX), & T-Nuts. Somewhere along the line Adam Mills worked in with us. Marshall was killing it on the bricks pulling for his boys. I just sat in & caught the free ride.
After some crashtasticness the group was whittled down to Bill -where are my KCCX socks?-Marshall, & T-Nuts. I figured I was pretty much screwed. T-Nuts has about 10 million miles in his legs this year & Marshall was slowing up waiting for the crash brothers. I told Bill do what you have to since I didn't have the means to bridge up to Tom Price. I just start riding tempo & biding my time for the inevitable.
The crash brothers caught back on & waited about a half lap before the volleys started. Mills punched, I bridged up, he punched it, I bridged up, he punched, I was done! Edwards rode across to him. Then Marshall bridged up leaving me to pass the time with Troy. I guess Marshall felt guilty or spent & came back to us. Bill is a class act racer so I knew I'd get no help from him chasing his teammates. I put my head down & pulled for a couple of laps till the finish.
I'll tell on myself here but hopefully I won't get relegated like my teammate did in the 3's race for a beer hand up. I took one with two to go. A FULL PBR. Next time dump some out Crusty. I was going at least 15(UHHHMM kph) up that hill. Perfect handup though. Beer flying everywhere. I took a big swig & hucked it since there was still racing to be had. Turns out KfC took a beer hand up in Cinci after giving a CX clinic in the UCI3. All the cool kids are doing it. Anyway turns out I gave Bill a pretty good shower which explains his comment about the hand up being AWESOME.
We hit the last section before the cobbles & Mills started yelling something. Turns out he was tell Bill he was going to wait for him. Those guys SUCK!(sarcasm before anyone gets panties in a twist) I had nothing left anyway & was lucky to hold off Troy. I'll take 12th since 10th was insight. I'll get my top 10 in "elites" before long.
Jeff Yielding made the trip over. After the race we were chatting & he mentioned how much faster KC CX racing was than the Lou. I've been saying this for awhile now. If you want to go fast come to KC. Right now there are some fast dudes riding the piss out of CX bikes. "elites" this year is a whole new ball game.


No More Sand Pits in CX??

As much as I hate sand it seems preety stupid to me.

Chris Cross Race Report

Its coming I promise.........keep checking back, I'm troalling for pics right now. Some info on Twitter.

For now link to these reports:
East Side come West

Check out start vids.

Race report from the front(definetly not mine). Ego Building

SuperFan had the sniffles.

360 Fast

I rode my bike 300 miles to race. Cars suck.

Call up enforcement. Its how I got such a good start.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

Dirt Roads CX style

John Jones has been on me forever about coming to the Backroads of Polk County for some dirt roading. I normally don't drive to ride but I figured it would be a good start to the day. I wanted to ride the Excalibur but the damn thing doesn't have clearance for 32's. I put some Kenda Quiks on my PT & loaded up the CX bike. 3 hours & 47ish miles later we had managed to ride all over no where but only traveled on 3-4 miles of pavement. Not shabby at all. We even went over the above abandoned bridge. Wood planks with holes that are the exact size and shape of a guy falling through said wood planks. That was followed up a gulley I probably wouldn't have tried to ride my mtb up. But I cleaned it on my cx machine! Skills.

Fashion is everything. I looked crazy PRO rolling around in my full SKC Flames Kit. John sported a gay 80's fluorescent chartreuse vest & My Wife Inc kit.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

USGPS Day1 Vidyah

CX Power File for wattage geeks

I found this on Myerson's blog. Its his wattage file from Cross Vegas. You'll need training peaks to view it. Download Trial here. Pretty cool. Wish more PRO's would upload Power Files. ANyway true CXDork geekdome for wattage geeks.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Destat Series Race #1

"It is weird how well you can be going one week and how bad it feels the next." Steve Tilford

That just about somes up Diamond BlackFan for me. More later......

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

CX Porn

The Only White on a CX bike should be the Tires. Challenge Yummies. Oh how I'd love to have a set of these!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Hermann Cross Under the Lights

CX Season has started with a BANG! Probably hardest race of the year is race numero uno. I hooked a ride up with the Bolivar boys so I got to enjoy Hermann for 5.5 hours before I raced. Any of you that follow me on Twitter or Face book know this from the 4 million updates. All in all a great race, great atmoshphere.

Jeff Yielding did a great job setting up the course. A grass crit plain & simple. If I would have wrote this yesterday I would have had a different opinion but after thinking on it another 24 hrs I've decided short lap grass crits are probably the future of grassroots CX. Why would a 3:00 min lap be the future you ask? Excitement for the fans plain & simple. They get to see the racers 19x in the case of the Cat 1/2 race. That's a lot of entertainment value.

The highlight of the course had to be the stairs. Not the full blown misery fest that has been used in the past. Just half way up to the beer tent. The folks in the beer tent went all out & should be commended. Every lap was something different. I had beer poured on me one lap. Sparklers lit on several. Constant screaming, yelling, & yes cowbells. The fans at the top were great. The fans on the back section by the tennis courts were great too. They camped out next to a wicked cool flowing grass section offering beer hand ups.

With a goal of staying on the lead lap I passed on beer hand ups this year. Focus is what I had to do. I got a horrible start & pissed away my 2nd row call up & paid for it for 4 laps. Once things thinned out I was able to grab back some time & worked myself in to a good group picking off fast starters. I wish I would have gotten a better start since I felt really good the whole race. I took a sprint for 12th & just barely stayed on the lead lap. Mission accomplished. Take that Mr. Johnson!

Tire selection was Challenge Grifo 32's @ 30psi. I did a lap or two warming up on the Grifo File treads but decided to switch to knobs for the race for the extra traction coming out of all the grass turns.
I stole this pic from TK's blog. Figured it was fitting since I rode with him for 15 laps. Notice my cool cx gloves? I got the idea from Tim Johnson.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Meet Your Promoter Part 2

Here is part two of my Meet your Promoter Interview series. Today's subject is Jeff Yielding. He puts on the wildly popular Hermann Cross Under the Lights Cyclocross Race & the Missouri State Cyclcross Championships. Hermann isn't exactly East Coast Missouri but its is close enough for me.

On to the interview:

What was your first CX race & what did you race it on? A true CX rig or MTB?

It was in Iowa back in 2005. I converted a hybrid bike my wife had into a cross bike. Heavy as it gets but it was good enough for 5 races I did that year. I got the CX bug then and raced more in 2006 with the same bike with a few minor upgrades here and there. I was not in Missouri racing the Bubba Cross series, by the end of the year I was hooked.


What was the first race you promoted?

It was the Finchford Road Race in Iowa. I was introduced to bike racing from a good friend of mine, John Adamson who races for the Bike Tech Racing team. He helped me learn the ropes of bike racing as a Cat 5 and Cat 4 and how to promote a bike race.


What made you decide to promote? I mean it is the most inglorious/thankless part of racing?

Once I moved to Hermann, settled in and began to see what this town had to offer cyclist, I had to find a way to get the word out. The roads here are awesome, so many hills to ride and traffic is low. Plus when you’re done riding for the day, kick back and enjoy the restaurants, wineries and shops. The MO State Cross event promotion in Hermann just happened by chance, glad it did as the City Park has been a great place to host this race. Super long course with lots of unique elements. From there I began to add races like the Tour of Hermann, Bearcat cross, Hermann Cross Under the lights and I have plans for a 26 mile Time Trial next year. I would not say it’s thankless at all, I get a lot of emails, blog posts and personal thanks day of the event for the effort. I appreciate that everyone enjoys the races and makes the trip to Hermann, the city does too. Hermann is such a great place, I want all to know about it and it’s my way of giving back to the community I live in.


Tubular or Clincher? Favorite Tire?


Made the switch to Tubular in January of this year, Challenge Fango, could not be more happy with the result. The set up is awesome!


Current CX Rig? Pit Bike?


Ridley Cross Wind, love this bike! No pit bike, just tires.


Geared or SS? If Geared 9 or 10? If SS Favorite Gear set up?

Geared, single chain ring in front (42) with a 12x25 in the back. I think that is the set up?


How does it feel to borrow my State jersey for this season?

Ha! You’re going to have to come get it from me in December.


Current Team?

Dogfish Apparel


I know you upgraded to 2's last season. What made you decide to move up?

I wanted to race the Elite race at Nationals last year and go through the upgrade points process before I moved from the Bubba Cross series B races to A. Not often do you get the chance to race with the best.


East Coast racing in Missouri is mostly still using the A/B/C cats versus the West coast using the USCF Cat's. What your feeling on this?

I’ve gone with USAC categories for my events with an added beginner men and women class to help foster new riders to this awesome sport. I prefer the categories, my guess we all will begin to move that direction.


Should there be a State wide CX Series?

I don’t see it happening. Many racers either race the KC events or the STL events. Not many get to both and if you’re not competing against racers in the series it may not mean much to the rider.


What do you think about 35+ Master's Categories?

I’ll be racing 40+ next year, so I like it for this year!


Favorite CX Brake Set up?

Spooky breaks with TRP pads.


Carbon Wheels?

You bet, Easton EC 90 aero. Love them!


Are you a mudder? ie prefer racing in the mud?

Hate to clean the bike after a mud race but a few here and there are cool.


Dream CX Dinner companions?

Anyone who wants to give me good training and racing advice.


What was the best piece of cx training advice you ever got?

Got a good one this weekend, get into a small gear before a hill climb so not to lose any momentum. I tend to try and power up the hill.


What would you tell someone interested in promoting a CX race?

Give me a call or email, I’ll be happy to share what I know.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Meet Your Promoter

Who are bigger CX Dorks than Promoters? I mean they love CX so much they actually put on races for the rest of us to go to. Its a thankless job. As part of a two part series I'm interviewing promoters from either side of the state. Call it East meets West of Missouri/Kansas CX.

First up is Chris Locke mostly since he replied first. Chris promotes my favorite series the Destad Series in & around Kansas City. Why is it my favorite? I'm biased since I won the Master's Category last year. My opinions aside Chris puts on a great series of races. I've seen him out there beating the heck out of stakes & then turning around & racing SSCX. He's a CRAZY man! Chris' love of CX rivals mine for sure.

On with the Questions:
What was your first CX race & what did you race it on?
A true CX rig or MTB?

A: My first CX race was back in 1999 at the Lawrence River Trails. I had just moved here from Florida and only owned a mountain bike. Course used some single track back then so I actually did really well – podium finish.

What was the first race you promoted?

A: CrossLogic Cyclocross Challenge. E.H. Young Riverfront Park in Parkville, Missouri was the venue. I can still remember the famous boat ramp section that we put in. Good times for sure.


What made you decide to promote? I mean it is the most inglorious/thankless part of racing?

A: The Kansas City area did not have much of a cross presence and I wanted to give something back to cycling/racing. I thought I could do a good job and was willing to put in the work to create an event.

Why promote an entire series? is it your love of pounding stakes?

A: I think it comes from all those years racing motocross. There were really no stand alone events just a season long series. I enjoyed being apart of a series and working toward earning a championship. It was like one big family and I enjoyed traveling around and competing against the best riders in a region. I have tried to get a series going here in the Midwest for nearly 8 years. No one wanted to really join in (I don’t think anyone really likes me J). Several years ago John Lefler (Nebraska), liked the idea of a regional series also. We formed the Mid-America Cross Cup series. It was success with events in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. Buy me a beer one day and I will tell you what happened with that…. I carried on with the De Stad Cyclocross Van Kansas Series and hope one day to bring back a regional series on a larger scale.


Tubular or Clincher? Favorite Tire?

A: Clincher (only because I promote races and don’t make they cash needed for tubularJ). I love the Ritchey ExcaVader – hooks up well in a variety of conditions. You can also run a low psi which we all know is very important in cross.


Current CX Rig? Pit Bike?

A: I can not begin to count the number of different bikes I have owned. I currently have a Colnago and a older Kona. Pit bike this year will be a Haro Mary SS. You might see me on a custom Ti frame before the season ends.


Geared or SS? SS Favorite Gear set up? Do you even have a geared cx bike anymore?

A: Both, but I enjoy SS mostly. The Colnago basically collects dust. I usually run around a 40 x 18. The old knees are not like they used to be and I spin a lot now.


Why do you like racing SSCX?

A: I guess it carried over from riding single speed off-road. I just enjoy simple things. Nothing simpler that just one gear. All you have to worry about is pedaling and having fun. I especially like SS in the mud.


Current Team?

A: Cow Town Cycling Team.


What do you think about sandbagger's?

A: They suck! And you all know who you are……everyone wants to do well and have a chance at winning. It is human nature. Some just take it too far at the expense of good sportsman ship.


East Coast racing in Missouri is mostly still using the A/B/C cats versus the West coast using the USCF Cat's. What your feeling on this?

A: Heck, I think we should all just line up and have a mass start. Like old school triathlons and larger mountain bike races. Forget the ability levels and just have age-groups. You would not have any sandbaggers then J…..Actually I am all for the USCF categories. I never liked the idea of self ability levels like A,B,C.


Should there be a State wide CX Series?

A: I have always wanted a regional series myself, but a state series is also a good idea. To really grow cross and attract sponsors we need larger events that can bring in more participants.


What do you think about 35+ Master's Categories?

A: I have mixed feeling about Master’s. For the most part the top master’s are Cat 1 / 2 ‘s (or should be if they ever upgraded) and should be racing with the Elites. Some do, some don’t. I wish some would race in the Elite/Open division and give some of the newer masters a chance at doing well. This is why I added the Master’s Cat 4 division last year….As Jeff Foxworthy might say “if you are a master racer and always find yourself on top of the podium, you might be a sandbagger”
Edit: I resemble this remark.ScottyD


Favorite CX Brake Set up?

A: I use just normal brake levers w/ cantilevers. I will most likely retire if I ever use those top mounted levers.


Carbon Wheels?

A: Hell no.


Are you a mudder? ie prefer racing in the mud?

A: I can not believe you asked me that. Did you see the results for this year’s Bone Bender or Black Locust? Mud for sure. Nothing like a good old fashion muddy event.


Dream CX Dinner companions?

A: I personally just enjoy a nice dinner with my wife Carolynn.


What was the best piece of cx training advice you ever got?

A: Intervals until you puke.


What would you tell someone interested in promoting a CX race?

A: I would start by thanking them. As a promoter you very seldom get even a simple Thank you! Be prepared to put in a lot of hours if you want to do a good job. Just designing a good course take a lot of time.


If I put a CX race on in Springfield would you come? Not going to happen but an interesting hypothetical.

A: Yes I would. Hey, we can work on building that regional series up.


Favorite race you don't promote?

A: Any one with mud.

Thanks to Chris for answering my questions & I owe you several beers for sure! Stay tuned for part two from the East Side Promoter Jeff Yielding.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

An update in more than 140 characters

I've taken to Twitter & Facebook for that matter for my life updates. Now I have a smart phone I can use Twitter to update both @ same time & it makes it easier for me. Now I need to find a mobile blogging app & I'll start blogging a little more often.

Work Sucks right now! We've cut back to 3 days a week. Part time job hunt starts this week. More time to train =more fitness. Less work= less $$. Less$$ + more fitness= stuck at home not racing. I'm sitting on some good legs right now. Trained more this week than I have in just about any week this year.

My CX season is now cut back to 5 races. Since I won the Masters overall last year I get to race the DeStad series for free. I guess 5 races is better than zero races. That also means no Hermann CX under the lights next Saturday. My season will be starting @ the end of September. Going to race the open cat in those 5 races & hopefully will place in enough to cover my State CX entry. Definitely motivation to race faster I guess. No race winnings, no state.

Just have to write this season off as a life lesson & do something about getting in a better situation with work. Hopefully the economy will pick up soon.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

2009 Prelim Race Schedule

Saturday, September 19, 2009 HERMAN CROSS UNDER THE LIGHTS HERMANN, MO
Sunday, September 27, 2009 DIAMOND BLACKFAN LENEXA, KS
Sunday, October 11, 2009 CHRIS CROSS INDEPENDENCE, MO
Saturday, October 17, 2009 CAPITAL CROSS CUP TOPEKA, KS
Sunday, October 18, 2009 BOULEVARD CUP KANSAS CITY, KS
Sunday, October 25, 2009 SMITHVILLE CROSS FESTIVAL SMITHVILLE, MO
Sunday, November 08, 2009 VETERANS CROSS RIVERSIDE, MO
Sunday, November 15, 2009 KS STATE CHAMPS LEAVENWORTH, KS
Saturday, November 21, 2009 BOSS CROSS #2 TBD
Sunday, November 29, 2009 BOSS CROSS #3 TBD
Sunday, December 06, 2009 MO STATE CHAMPS HERMANN, MO

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Nothing says PRO like

Like matching World Champ stripes on your under shirt.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Friday, January 30, 2009

CX World's 2009

Virtual Course


Live viewing Starting @ 4:15AM Central

UCI Official Web page

Official Start List

Official Programme All Times GMT7(subtract 7) for Central Time Zone
Thursday 29 January 2009
UCI course inspection 10:00-12:00
Official training 14:00-16:00
Official Awards Ceremony of the
2008-2009 UCI Cyclo-cross
World Cup - VIP tent on the course 19:30-21:00

Friday 30 January 2009
Starters confirmation 09:00-12:00
Official training 14:00-16:00
Team managers meeting 17:00-17:30
Presentation of the 2010 UCI Cyclo-cross World Champion-ships Tabor - Motel de Wouwse Tol, Bergen Op Zoom 20:00

Saturday 31 January 2009
2009 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships Juniors Men 11:30
2009 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships Men Under 23 14:30

Sunday 1st February 2009
2009 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships Women 11:30
Prominent Race 13:00
2009 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships Men Elite 14:30

Previous World Champions

World Champions 1950-2008 Professionals / elite

* 1950 Parijs (Fra) : Jean Robic (Fra)
* 1951 Luxemburg (Lux) : Roger Rondeaux (Fra)
* 1952 Geneve (Swi) : Roger Rondeaux (Fra)
* 1953 Quato (Spa) : Roger Rondeaux (Fra)
* 1954 Crenna (Ita) : André Dufraisse (Fra)
* 1955 Saarbrücken (Ger) : André Dufraisse (Fra)
* 1956 Luxemburg (Lux) : André Dufraisse (Fra)
* 1957 Edelare (Bel) : André Dufraisse (Fra)
* 1958 Limoges (Fra) : André Dufraisse (Fra)
* 1959 Geneve (Swi) : Renato Longo (Ita)
* 1960 Tolosa (Spa) : Rolf Wolfshohl (Ger)
* 1961 Hannover (Ger) : Rolf Wolfshohl (Ger)
* 1962 Esch-sur-Alzette (Lux) : Renato Longo (Ita)
* 1963 Calais (Fra) : Rolf Wolfshohl (Ger)
* 1964 Overboelare (Bel) : Renato Longo (Ita)
* 1965 Cavaria (Ita) : Renato Longo (Ita)
* 1966 Beasain (Spa) : Eric de Vlaeminck (Bel)
* 1967 Zürich (Zwi) : Renato Longo (Ita)
* 1968 Luxemburg (Lux) : Eric de Vlaeminck (Bel)
* 1969 Magstadt (Ger) : Eric de Vlaeminck (Bel)
* 1970 Zolder (Bel) : Eric de Vlaeminck (Bel)
* 1971 Apeldoorn (Ned) : Eric de Vlaeminck (Bel)
* 1972 Praag (Tsj) : Eric de Vlaeminck (Bel)
* 1973 Londen (Gbr) : Eric de Vlaeminck (Bel)
* 1974 Vera de Bidasoa (Spa) : Albert van Damme (Bel)
* 1975 Melchnau (Swi) : Roger de Vlaeminck (Bel)
* 1976 Chazay d’Azergues (Fra) : Albert Zweifel (Swi)
* 1977 Hannover (Ger) : Albert Zweifel (Swi)
* 1978 Amorebieta (Spa) : Albert Zweifel (Swi)
* 1979 Saccolongo (Ita) : Albert Zweifel (Swi)
* 1980 Wetzikon (Swi) : Roland Liboton (Bel)
* 1981 Tolosa (Spa) : Hennie Stamsnijder (Ned)
* 1982 Lanarvilly (Fra) : Roland Liboton (Bel)
* 1983 Birmingham (Gbr) : Roland Liboton (Bel)
* 1984 Oss (Ned) : Roland Liboton (Bel)
* 1985 Munchen (Ger) : Klaus-Peter Thaler (Ger)
* 1986 Lembeek (Bel) : Albert Zweifel (Swi)
* 1987 Mlada Boleslav (Tsj) : Klaus-Peter Thaler (Ger)
* 1988 Hagendorf (Zwi) : Pascal Richard (Swi)
* 1989 Pontchâteau (Fra) : Danny de Bie (Bel)
* 1990 Getxo (Spa) : Henk Baars (Ned)
* 1991 Gieten (Ned) : Radomir Simunek (Tsj)
* 1992 Leeds (Gbr) : Mike Kluge (Ger)
* 1993 Corva (Ita) : Dominique Arnould (Fra)
* 1994 Koksijde (Bel) : Paul Herijgers (Bel)
* 1995 Eschenbach (Zwi) : Dieter Runkel (Swi)
* 1996 Montreuil (Fra) : Adri van der Poel (Ned)
* 1997 München (Ger) : Daniele Pontoni (Ita)
* 1998 Middelfart (Den) : Mario de Clercq (Bel)
* 1999 Poprad (Slo) : Mario de Clercq (Bel)
* 2000 Sint-Michielsgestel (Ned): Richard Groenendaal (Ned)
* 2001 Tabor (Tsj) : Erwin Vervecken (Bel)
* 2002 Zolder (Bel) : Mario de Clercq (Bel)
* 2003 Monopoli (Ita) : Bart Wellens (Bel)
* 2004 Pontchâteau (Fra) : Bart Wellens (Bel)
* 2005 Sankt Wendel (Ger) : Sven Nys (Bel)
* 2006 Zeddam (Ned) : Erwin Vervecken (Bel)
* 2007 Hooglede-Gits (Bel) : Erwin Vervecken (Bel)
* 2008 Treviso (Ita) : Lars Boom (NED)

World Champions 1950-2008 Amateurs

* 1967 Zürich (Swi) : Michel Pelchat (Fra)
* 1968 Luxemburg (Lux) : Roger de Vlaeminck (Bel)
* 1969 Magstadt (Ger) : René de Clercq (Bel)
* 1970 Zolder (Bel) : Robert Vermeire (Bel)
* 1971 Apeldoorn (Ned) : Robert Vermeire (Bel)
* 1972 Praag (Tsj) : Norbert de Deckere (Bel)
* 1973 Londen (Gbr) : Klaus-Peter Thaler (Ger)
* 1974 Vera de Bidasoa (Spa) : Robert Vermeire (Bel)
* 1975 Melchnau (Swi) : Robert Vermeire (Bel)
* 1976 Chazay d’Azerques : Klaus-Peter Thaler (Ger)
* 1977 Hannover (Ger) : Robert Vermeire (Bel)
* 1978 Amorebieta (Spa) : Roland Liboton (Spa)
* 1979 Saccolongo (Ita) : Vito di Tano (Ita)
* 1980 Wetzikon (Swi) : Fritz Saladin (Swi)
* 1981 Tolosa (Spa) : Milos Fisera (Tsj)
* 1982 Lanarvilly (Fra) : Milos Fisera (Tsj)
* 1983 Birmingham (Gbr) : Radomir Simunek (Tsj)
* 1984 Oss (Ned) : Radomir Simunek (Tsj)
* 1985 München (Ger) : Mike Kluge (Ger)
* 1986 Lembeek (Bel) : Vito di Tano (Ita)
* 1987 Mlada Boleslav (Tsj) : Mike Kluge (Ger)
* 1988 Hagendorf (Swi) : Karel Camrda (Tsj)
* 1989 Pontchâteau (Fra) : Ondrej Glajza (Tsj)
* 1990 Getxo (Spa) : Andy Busser (Swi)
* 1991 Gieten (Ned) : Thomas Frischknecht (Swi)
* 1992 Leeds (Gbr) : Daniele Pontoni (Ita)
* 1993 Corva (Ita) : Henrik Djernis (Den)


World Champions 1950-2008 Juniors

* 1979 Saccolongo (Ita) : José Vijande (Spa)
* 1980 Wetzikon (Swi) : Radomir Simunek (Tsj)
* 1981 Tolosa (Spa) : Rik Matt (Ger)
* 1982 Lanarvilly (Fra) : Beat Schumacher (Ger)
* 1983 Birmingham (Gbr) : Roman Kreutziger ( (Tsj)
* 1984 Oss (Ned) : Ondrej Glajza (Tsj)
* 1985 München (Ger) : Beat Wabel (Swi)
* 1986 Lembeek (Bel) : Stuart Marchall (Gbr)
* 1987 Mlada Boleslav (Tsj) : Marc Janssens (Bel)
* 1988 Hagendorf (Swi) : Thomas Frischknecht (Swi)
* 1989 Pontchâteau : Richard Groenendaal (Ned)
* 1990 Getxo (Spa) : Erik Boezewinkel (Ned)
* 1991 Gieten (Ned) : Ondrej Lukes (Tsj)
* 1992 Leeds (Gbr) : Roger Hammond (Gbr)
* 1993 Corva (Ita) : Kamil Ausbuher (Tsj)
* 1994 Koksijde (Bel) : Gretienus Gommers (Ned)
* 1995 Eschenbach (Swi) : Zdenek Mlynar (Tsj)
* 1996 Montreuil (Fra) : Roman Peter (Swi)
* 1997 München (Ger) : David Rusch (Swi)
* 1998 Middelfart (Den) : Michael Baumgartner (Swi)
* 1999 Poprad (Slo) : Matthew Kelly (VS)
* 2000 Sint-Michielsgestel (Ned) : Bart Aernouts (Bel)
* 2001 Tabor (Tsj) : Martin Bina (Tsj)
* 2002 Zolder (Bel) : Kevin Pauwels (Bel)
* 2003 Monopoli (Ita) : Lars Boom (Ned)
* 2004 Pontchâteau : Niels Albert (Bel)
* 2005 Sankt Wendel : Davide Malacarne (Ita)
* 2006 Zeddam (Ned) : Boy van Poppel (Ned)
* 2007 Hooglede-Gits (Bel) : Joeri Adams (Bel)
* 2008 Treviso (Ita) : Arnaud Jouffroy (Fra)


World Champions 1950-2008 - U23

* 1996 Montreuil (Fra) : Miquel Martinez (Fra)
* 1997 München (Ger) : Sven Nys (Bel)
* 1998 Middelfart (Den) : Sven Nys (Bel)
* 1999 Poprad (Slo) : Bart Wellens (Bel)
* 2000 Sint-Michielsgestel (Ned): Bart Wellens (Bel)
* 2001 Tabor (Tsj) : Sven Vanthourenhout (Bel)
* 2002 Zolder (Bel) : Thijs Verhagen (Ned)
* 2003 Monopoli (Ita) : Enrico Franzoi (Ita)
* 2004 Pontchâteau (Fra) : Kevin Pauwels (Bel)
* 2005 Sankt Wendel (Ger) : Zdenek Stybar (Tsj)
* 2006 Zeddam (Ned) : Zdenek Stybar (Tsj)
* 2007 Hooglede-Gits (Bel) : Lars Boom (Ned)
* 2008 Treviso (Ita) : Niels Albert (Bel)

World Champions 1950-2008 - Women

* 2000 Sint-Michielsgestel (Ned): Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger)
* 2001 Tabor (Tsj) : Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger)
* 2002 Zolder (Bel) : Laurence Leboucher (Fra)
* 2003 Monopoli (Ita) : Daphny van den Brand (Ned)
* 2004 Pontchâteau (Fra) : Laurence Leboucher (Fra)
* 2005 Sankt-Wendel (Ger) : Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger)
* 2006 Zeddam (Ned) : Marianne Vos (Ned)
* 2007 Hooglede-Gits (Bel) : Maryline Salvetat (Fra)
* 2008 Treviso (Ita) : Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger)

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