Oakwood owl counting
pilgrims at the Stryx end gate,
"Whooo passes this night?"

Monday, January 10, 2011

Stolen CX Photos

Cyclocross is an extremely manly sport, usually involving Mud, Blood, Sweat, and Tears - er, Beers. (Some combinations of words just seem to rightfully be capitalized). I did a little checking and it seems to go back to about 1910, so it's not one of those X-Games, made for television sports. As it is traditionally a fall/winter sport, Minnesota doesn't seem to have developed a huge following. I don't often find a need to steal something this blatantly, but Abe's short link with pictures is worth a look. 

Cyclocross photos are always striking - men and women covered in dirt, mud and blood. Whether on the bike or sitting stone in their too tired to move after-race, they are invariably focused straight ahead in blank hollow-eyed stares, looking like they've just been pounded by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Racing Team. What a great game! Abraham, you are truly a man. My man of the hour. 

1 comment:

Silk Hope said...

Great pics Gunnar. I guess my favs are those of the blood and guts of the queen of the classics. Paris Roubaix. Something very special about the mud, blood and the beer of cycling.