Mudsters of the Universe is a Brisbane based blog aimed
at raising Cyclocross interest in South East Queensland

Friday, July 29, 2011

Shimano CX70 Cyclocross Components

A rundown of the new Shimano CX specific mini-group.

Stolen straight from CX magazine.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Behind the Barriers

Today I stumbled across a "new" cyclocross site that follows Jeremy Powers through his cross seasons.

Almost everyday I go to Google and type in some type of cyclocross related query but I have never come across this video blog. The series is now into it's second year.

I have only had a quick look but I know what I am doing with the rest of my Friday. I have added the link to the side, so when this post is way back in the archives I will still remember to go and see how the pro's are rolling.

Behind the Barriers

Sunday, July 17, 2011

A Few Pictures As Promissed

This was my first portage, it is a great picture (thanks Justin) because I look like I am laying the smack down on the field, and it makes me feel like a winner when I look at it.

This one is of me riding down the hill that I broke my chain on a few laps later.

Last picture is of me on the creek crossing, which was cold and muddy :)

Even though my day was short it was still great fun and I can only hope cyclocross in the Brisbane area continues to grow.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Joy and Sadness

The wait for the second ever Ipswich cyclocross was 12 months.

The time I got to run my spaghetti legs around the course was 15 mins - Thanks to a broken chain.

I would like to make it sound like I was ripping the field apart with my love of the sport but the truth is I didn't train enough and I am a shit athlete. Half way though the first lap I was running DFL (dead fucking last). I was way out of my depth but kept pushing as hard as I felt I could. On the 3rd lap the guy in front went down on the creek crossing and like Steven Bradbury I took the place thanks to someone else's error.

That was the end of my gold medal moment, because on the hill leading back to the start line my chain popped and I rolled to a stop. Up until this point I was hurting, but not enough to brag about it, so I went to the bar and had a beer.

Thank you Scott and the team of volunteers that worked to put the race on.

Race picture to follow.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

7 Sleeps

The count down to the Ipswich Cyclocross is only 7 sleeps.

If you haven't trained as much as you would have liked or should have, sit at the back of the pack with me and share a spew.

It's going to hurt.