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A Portlander’s view of Cross Vegas

Posted by on September 25th, 2009 at 11:09 am

A cyclocross race, Las Vegas, and Interbike make for quite a combination.
(Photos: Caroline Paquette for

BikePortland’s reporter on the scene at Interbike, Elly Blue, couldn’t make it out to Cross Vegas — billed as the “Biggest Cyclocross Race in America” and held on the first night of the Interbike trade show — but we still managed to get some coverage of the spectacle.

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What do you expect? It’s Vegas!
(Subjects remain nameless for their own good.)

Elly loaned her camera to another Portlander in Vegas for Interbike — Caroline Paquette of Little Package Cycling Caps. Caroline bravely waded through the masses to snap a few photos of the action and managed to find several other Portland people in the crowd.

For a bit more of what she saw, check the slideshow below:

For more of BikePortland’s 2009 Interbike coverage, see our Special Coverage page.

  • coyote September 25, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Where’s the mud? There ought to be mud. Send in the mud.

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  • beth h September 26, 2009 at 8:14 am

    Don’t bother, it’s here:

    (rain is in the forecast for next weekend.)

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  • DavidFee September 26, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    I rode the “Wheelers & Dealers” version of this race. That is, the race BEFORE the pro race, for industry employees. I was representing Yakima (Team Yakima Vigilantes) and Portland
    Pretty cool to ride in front of a ton of people, but ouch. Us Portlanders aren’t used to dry air. Makes you really appreciate the pros.
    Oh, and I suck.

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  • st September 26, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    I’ll take rain at alpenrose over that weird grass in vegas any day (not to say I ever /could/ make it to that race).

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