Utah CX #3 and Sleestaks

17 Oct

I had ambitions.  Big ambitions.  I was going to race in the single speed class and then race with the 35+A’s, do the double cross.  It’s probably a good thing I didn’t get the SS working in time because there is no way I would have done the A race.  One race was more than enough, maybe next week.

And I would have missed all these great pictures:


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Forrest on flat pedals,baggies and very green skate shoes and linde decked out in full kit and grin.


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That might have been the longest hour ever on a bike.  I was thinking it must surely be close to over and then the announcer said I only had 7 more laps to go.  Doh!

If I would have seen the Sleestak after my race I would have chalked it up to a race induced hallucination.  It’s for real, here’s the photographic evidence, and it was passing out $20 bills!


Next week is sure to be one of the biggest races of the year as the series moves to Draper and since I didn’t get lapped by anyone in my class today and didn’t finish DFL I think I’ll do another.


8 Responses to “Utah CX #3 and Sleestaks”

  1. Forrest October 17, 2009 at 10:04 pm #

    Cross is so hard but its kinda addictive. Race the SS class next week, we like to have fun out there for sure! And yes its the hardest hour on the bike you will ever do!! Glad to see you out there!

  2. Flahute October 18, 2009 at 5:10 am #

    Aren’t Sleestaks more lizard-like? Seems more Sasquatch/Yeti to me. Cross Yeti. Yeah.

    • brkeyes7 October 18, 2009 at 6:47 am #

      You are correct. I must have been 5 the last time I saw that show. I was thinking of Sigmund & The Sea Monsters when I saw Fox but Sleestak is such a better name.

  3. whit October 18, 2009 at 10:09 am #

    definitely yeti/sasquatch!!! hope this link works to clear up the sleestak debate!:)

  4. Aaron October 18, 2009 at 12:15 pm #

    That one of Dan on the run-up with bills in his shorts is one for the ages. That’s what CX is all about right there.

    And by the way, my 5 yr old did it on a single speed and didn’t complain a bit. HTFU!

    • brkeyes7 October 19, 2009 at 7:52 am #

      That pic deserves a post all its own.

  5. Dave October 19, 2009 at 6:54 am #

    Next year you really need to come up here for our Moose Cross weekend. Seriously. Cross + beer + post-race awards & video highlights in an old-time theatre.

    See ya.

    • brkeyes7 October 19, 2009 at 7:53 am #

      Is Moose Cross a one time event or is it a series? Sounds like ton of fun either way.

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