Last modified: December 6, 2010

Bandit Cross 3

IMG_5538

As some of you are probably aware, I've been organizing a series of outlaw cyclocross races in Minneapolis this fall.  I call it Bandit Cross (in full disclosure, the name was suggested by our engineer Adam).  The race this weekend took place on one of my favorite rides in the city.  An out and back gravel loop down in the Minnesota river valley.  It was to be a return to cross races of the past, a return to adventure.  On the eve of the race 8 inches of powder fell turning the entire city into a shitstorm, and causing us to change it up a bit.

Of the 16 riders who showed, none of us were in the mood to race, we were in the mood to group ride and drink.  And so we did. 

IMG_5537 
first beer stop

 IMG_5541 IMG_5543 IMG_5546 
A Nature Boy was there

5238374174_ec838983c4_b[1]

 IMG_5550
IMG_5556 IMG_5557 IMG_5561 IMG_5563 IMG_5564
Andy's well used Schwinn Prologue, almost paradoxically this was the hot rig to ride in the deep powder.  The skinny tires cut through the fluff and onto the frozen gravel.  The Pugs ended up being the worst choice.  I was kicking myself the whole time for abandoning my cross bike for fat tires.

 IMG_5553
2nd beer stop

 IMG_5567
at the old Cedar pedestrian bridge

IMG_5569 IMG_5573 IMG_5575

 IMG_5570

Comments image

Leave a comment

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

Recent Posts

Viva La Space Horse! Cycling From Seattle to San Diego with Pedal the Pacific

Viva La Space Horse! Cycling From Seattle to San Diego with Pedal the Pacific

Launched in 2017, Pedal the Pacific recently completed a 1,700-mile ride from Seattle to San Diego to increase awareness about sex trafficking.
Read More

At Long Last! A.C.E. Updates for the Macho King and Nature Boy

At Long Last! A.C.E. Updates for the Macho King and Nature Boy

Now built from our proprietary A.C.E. steel tubing, the Macho King and Nature Boy are back to separate the cyclocross contenders from the pretenders.
Read More

All-City Introduces the Zig Zag — You Ready For This?

All-City Introduces the Zig Zag — You Ready For This?

Dreamed up for speed, comfort, and standout style, the Zig Zag is a ripping fun steel road bike with disc brakes — and our answer to what a modern road bike should be.
Read More

Archive