This year, Singlespeed ‘Cross Worlds goes “Beyond Thunderdome”

I just came across the event poster for this year’s Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships and felt it was worth sharing:

Here’s the copy from the top in case you can’t read it:
“Racers searching for their destiny… A tribe of spectators waiting for a hero…
In a race battling to survive, they face Portland determined to rule.”

The racing takes place on November 7-8th. If you’ve missed previous years, you’ll want to put these dates on your calendar, because next year the SSCXWC will travel to a different host city (and, in true SSCXWC style, the 2009 race will help decide who hosts in 2010).

I just love the spirit and fun the organizers bring to this event. Check out some of the verbage from the event website:

This race will be less the traditional test of speed, endurance and technical prowess and more Thunder Dome. Two teams enter, one team leaves. A battle worthy of a song, nay an anthem, powerful enough to revive Tina Turner’s career, convince Mel Gibson to remake the Mad Max episodes, and ultimately propel single speed cyclocross through the apocalypse and into the other side. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls… racing time is here.

Online registration is now open.

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rev
12 years ago

what no chariots?

Hart
Hart
12 years ago

“Just walk away from the gasoline.”

Has a whole new meaning to it.

Nick V
12 years ago

We Don’t Need Another Haro ?????

sh
sh
12 years ago

Potestio-o-o-o-o-o!

SkidMark
SkidMark
12 years ago

“Just walk away…” is from Road Warrior.

I was hoping to post “We don’t need another Haro” you beat me to it!

Hart
Hart
12 years ago

Duh, Skidmark. Duh.

Candi
12 years ago

They told me that this was the last year they were going to do it. So if you have not been out to experience the zaniness, this is the year.

Mike
Mike
12 years ago

I wonder how many people will be driving to the venue (a race track for cars and motorcycles), and of those people, who will see the irony?

Can anyone think of another way that exemplifies the flagrant misuse of fossil fuels?

What created, or fueled (ha! get it?) the apocalypse as portrayed in the terrific trilogy?
That’s right, driving to bike events.

Matt Picio
12 years ago

Who runs Stumptown? Master Blaster runs Stumptown!

Mike (#8) – Ironic, eh? If anyone here hasn’t seen the original “Mad Max”, rent it – while the later installments fall squarely into post-apoc territory, the original film shows a world running out of oil and not too dissimilar to our own…

Ck81
Ck81
12 years ago

Last time I checked, Tinaa’s career was just fine. She just had the 2nd highest grossing tour worldwide.

beth h
12 years ago

We should all look — and DANCE! — as great as Tina when WE turn 70…

Jay
Jay
12 years ago

Revive Tina’s career?? She just toured America and Europe this year and sold them out!

ROCK FAN
12 years ago

HAVE TO SAY TOO TINA TURNER CARREER DOES NOT NEED REVIVAL SHE JUST GROSS OVER $130,000,000 ON LAST TOUR SO I THINK THAT CARREER IS VERY,VERY STRONG,

PortlandNews_
12 years ago

This year, Singlespeed ‘Cross Worlds goes “Beyond Thunderdome”: I just came across the event .. http://bit.ly/kHa1E

Cycle Blogs
12 years ago

Bike Portland: This year, Singlespeed ‘Cross Worlds goes “Beyond Thunderdome”: .. http://bit.ly/I6UvB

Jonathan Maus
12 years ago

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