The Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships (SSCXWC) event on Sunday was much more interesting than my Front Page recap was able to convey.
I came across an excellent report by Johnathon Allen of Bicycling Magazine’s “This Just In” blog. Here’s one of his many great passages:
Uni-cogged competitors were barraged with silly-string, smoke bombs, and cheap pilsner as they charged around a race course that required them to pedal through a wall of bubbles and dodge the spinning blades of a mini-golf-course-style windmill in addition to the typically grueling run-ups, road sections, and mud-pits. What riders lacked in gear-ratios they more than made up for in creativity. The start line featured a couple hundred riders dressed as Vikings, wookies, cowboys and school girl nuns in red lace teddies. Hot Pink Spiderman dueled it out with Gene Simmons Gothic Guy while a dude dressed as Pippi Longstocking skipped through the obstacles while humming the Sound of Music.