Free beer, Olympic talent, and a high "stupidity factor"

Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on November 8th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

A scene from last year's SSCXWC.
(Photo: PJB Photo/Flickr)

If you're trying to decide what to do on Sunday, you might want to roll over to Portland International Raceway to partake in a special edition of the Cross Crusade.

In addition to the typical Crusade craziness, this weekend is also the second annual SSCXWC -- the Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships. We wrote about the event earlier this week, but we missed a few details.

According to an email update on the event from Cross Crusade ringleader Brad Ross, the SSCXWC will be the last race of the day and the addition of the event means that the, "hilarity and stupidity factor will be ramped even that much higher than a normal Crusade Race (if there even is such a thing)."

Ross also reminds us that free beer will be flowing all day. All you've got to do is spend $4 on a Cross Crusade pint glass and you're all set (don't forget your ID).

In addition to free beer, cyclocross fans will be treated to some of the sport's top stars. Olympian Adam Craig (who Ross says will be "sporting his infamous muscle suit"), National Champion Ryan Trebon (will be "whining about the mud"), and top pro Carl Decker (will be "rallying around the track in his 450 hp Subaru), and last year's winner Barry ("Barely Legal") Wicks.

And, as always, the expo area will feature coffee from Chris King, Bob's Red Mill Oatmeal, belgian waffles and frites, brats, and more.

It should be a great day for racing. See you out there.

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  • ggw November 8, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    I am already happily terrified!

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  • erin g. November 9, 2008 at 10:49 am

    The women on Team Ironclad are the ones who should be terrified: the women of Team Beer are ready to answer their call to a Twister challenge match and shall prevail. Beware, Ironclad lasses. You're going DOWN!


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  • Kt November 9, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Man, I wish I knew about this ahead of time! :)

    I'm already enconsed in my comfy chair drinking Stone XI... but I would have loved to see Adam and Craig! :)

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  • team no beer? November 9, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    word is that someone was disqualified when a spectator handed him a beer mid race... Apparently this year had a lot more rules than last year, and no tequila shortcut.

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  • Jeff November 10, 2008 at 8:31 am

    No tequila shortcut?

    The end is near.

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  • bahueh November 10, 2008 at 11:24 am

    team no beer....I hardly doubt that was the case....
    there were riders taking shots and grabbing beers all along the first runup before the windmill...to DQ one would have meant the DQ of about 80% of the riders there....

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  • rikthankless November 10, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    The rules are the same but enforcement has stepped up. Seriously though, the officials have better things to do. They are going to DQ you if they happen to see you taking the hand up but, for 80% of the racers in each category, they could care less. Unless you are making points, officials don't even think twice, unless they just don't like you.

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  • Brad November 10, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Does anybody have results?

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