Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Nor Cal: A bunch of cry babies

Continuing the tradition of spawning a new thread from a comment on a previous thread - regarding the recent "CX Bikes Mandatory" babble, one of our pals from up North says:

...you use a mtn set up for cross and you get anonymous (no guts to write their name and back up their words) cross racers crying over a type of handle bar used! I race and support the Portland series and was just checking out this blog and it amazes me what a bunch of cry babies the NorCal bunch has. We welcome any type of bike and any type of racer to our events! And we cheer for them doing their thing! We dont whine over a type of handle bar used or a wheel size used! Now all of you go out and race and support the race scene! And cheer for others because life is too short to waste time worrying because someone is passing you on a different type of bike. Just have fun and get dirty!

Teddy T.
Cross Crusade Co-Founder

Well, to be fair, that was like 2 cry-babies and 58 floggers, but who's counting? Anyhow, we cry-babies haven't even gotten started. I was just going to start my next thread: "Nor-Cal Races Are Too Darn Muddy" (I mean really, it rains like 0.05 inches between Sept and Dec here, how are we supposed to race in THAT?), but now I'm all worried that some flannel-clad lumberjack is gonna flame me...


Blogger Rich Maile said...

I have read threads on the Cross Crusade blog that were every bit as whiny as anything that has been written here. Why Teddy T feels compelled to comment on something he is proud to have nothing to do with (Nor Cal) is beyond me.

6:35 AM  
Anonymous marian said...

Mmmmm. Wine and cheese...

8:01 AM  
Blogger Dave Carr said...

That cross crusade note is purely and simply a flame bait. Those guys talk more smack than anyone. For example every year they have a bragging rights competition between the Seattle crossers and the Portland guys, teh Grail o' Grunge. And let's not forget (lumping all NW'ers together) that Seattle is where the whole "separate but equal" mountain-cross race thing originated. Luddites!!

10:07 AM  
Blogger eric sterner said...

I sense a rivalry coming on.....

I think a road trip is in order!

12:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dirt, mud, snow, duff, straight bar, drop bar, fern bar, (O.K. maybe not fern bars), but whatever, shut up and ride!

I can't wait to race at Hellyer!

And hope we do get some weather for GGP, it'll be awesome!

6:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

get off the computer and on your bike, and dont tell others to shut up. Your clearly are a faster typer then you are a faster racer.

You sound like a pilarcitos cheer leader.....RA RA RA~!

I WANT TO SEE YOU RACE IN A CHEER LEADER OUTFIT AT THE SURF CITY HALLOWEEEN RACE! And wear your thong you have hidden in your closet too! Or come up and do a Sacramento race!

8:33 PM  
Blogger buckwheat said...

We should be able to ride any bike we want.
then there's the UCI events, Elite. Follow the rules and ride a cross bike. I agree that getting out and having fun is the first step into the sport. then again riding a MTB because you have one is good for the sport and helps with revenue for the promoter. I rode a cross bike with flat bars in the 80's and decided to go to drops when I finally got it. Heck, I used the chicken brakes and have since taken them off my bike.
need more speed.

Yes cross is coming


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey lets be thankful to Funke and Carr for allowing us to give our opinion. Those guys are the best~!~

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