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Keep Cross Weird Photos Set 1: Race


I've been down here in Texas since last Tuesday with the expressed reason for the trip being last Thursday's Keep Cross Weird event, thrown in conjunction with our buddy and Austin local, John Watson of Prolly is Not Probably. Stoked to report that things were indeed kept weird, and the event went off with nary a hitch.

During course setup I became worried that the course was way too technical, as I always opt to keep any night races as smooth as possible, but in spite of a gnarly technical descent and the possibility of flying off the singletrack into cactus, there were few casualties and all seemed to have a great time.

After the race we all headed out to Yellow Jacket Social Club where a keg had been procured with the race money, and proceeded to get down.

As always with Bandit Cross, the outpouring of positivity and good will from the participants, made me very grateful to be involved in the cycling community and to have the opportunity to come down and soak up the vibes of the Austin folks. Also super stoked to report that the All-City support is strong down here, with our homies at Cycleast and Beat The Clock leading the charge.

Thanks to all who came out and threw down.

Here is the first sampling of photos from the night from my vantage point.


the techy descent

party time

doing it on a track bike!


party photos and portraits to come, if you're feeling antsy, check out the set on our Flickr



November 18, 2013

Alright…so what’s the deal with this Reynolds 853/Carbon Fork/Disc cross racer that’s been popping up everywhere??



November 19, 2013

The hydro-disc macho man, would be a reason to get gears. I hope we see it available in the future.


nathan kensley

November 19, 2013

i want one of those 853 macho mans. a great disc brake steel bike from a brand i can rep. hell ya



November 20, 2013

This event was a blast. Glad you could make it to Austin. Thanks for the photos!



November 28, 2013

853 macho man disc?
tapered steerer, PF30, carbon fork?
internal routing for dat clean look?
Email me when pre-order opens?


Andrew Coleman

January 20, 2014

Any chance the 853 is happening? I’m on the cusp of buying a M.M. frame and mating it with a Whisky No. 5 ... I’d rather not if I knew the 853 is coming.

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