2014 CX is here!

This past weekend marked the opening of Cyclocross racing in Alabama. We had a small team out at the Team Magic Oak Mountain CX race and overall we had a strong showing! The course was fun and fast while at the same time really challenging with it’s dozens of tight turns. Kate Stribling was our lone racer in the Women’s Cat 3 field rounding out a solid ride for 5th place. Daniel Porter was able to fight hard for a 4th place in the Men’s Cat 3 race while Sam Porter capped off the day with a win in the Open Single speed race holding off a strong challenge from Stewart Miller from Mud, Guts and Glory.

Next week most of the team will be lining up for Team Magic’s CDA Irondale CX race while Alan Barton heads up to Wisconsin for the Trek Cyclocross Collective CX Cup. We’ll keep you posted here for highlights from the weekends races.


A little sneak peek of the State champ course. A good mix of turns, technique, elevation and straight aways. Hope to see everyone out there. Pre reg is open on USA Cycling. 


Before you plan going out of town for Thanksgiving…

Before you plan going out of town for Thanksgiving…



alabamacx:

cyclocosm:

Kinda went there in today’s Rantcast.

Yes, and yes. Agree 100%. Might also add that we just need to stop fetishizing all that shit. When my Rival wears out I might replace it with Force or Ultegra(or used Campy) and when my steel frame breaks along the seat stay I almost caved in a month ago (which while looks bad is still totally rideable) might upgrade to an aluminum frame something or other that’s what I’ll do but in the meantime I’ll happily do miles and miles and miles on my “base level” bike and just continue to be bemused by the group ride popular delusion that “pro level” gear can polish a turd.

Josh, nailing it. Just ride your bike. 

alabamacx:

cyclocosm:

Kinda went there in today’s Rantcast.

Yes, and yes. Agree 100%. Might also add that we just need to stop fetishizing all that shit. When my Rival wears out I might replace it with Force or Ultegra(or used Campy) and when my steel frame breaks along the seat stay I almost caved in a month ago (which while looks bad is still totally rideable) might upgrade to an aluminum frame something or other that’s what I’ll do but in the meantime I’ll happily do miles and miles and miles on my “base level” bike and just continue to be bemused by the group ride popular delusion that “pro level” gear can polish a turd.

Josh, nailing it. Just ride your bike. 


Tomorrow morning we will be watching Paris Roubaix at Octane Coffee in Homewood. After that we’ll go out for a cobble classic inspired ride. Doors open at 8. See you there. 


Sam went up to Louisville this weekend and did us proud. 17th on Day 1 and 32 on day 2.

Sam went up to Louisville this weekend and did us proud. 17th on Day 1 and 32 on day 2.


Good on ya @AlabamaCX. Now everyone else go register. 

Good on ya @AlabamaCX. Now everyone else go register. 


Week 1 of Bamacross is finally here!

Sunday begins the best part of the year. BAMACROSS! We have a lot going on this year to get ready. Among getting gear all dialed in, heckles rehearsed, and our beards grown out, we have picked up a new RADICAL sponsor in Birmingham Physical Therapy. Ellen and her staff are really excited to help the team and the series out with some PT help and some cool events this fall. Be sure to come say hi to them over at our tent throughout the season. 

Speaking of tents. We will have a new Bici custom tent at all of our events. Starting this weekend you can spot us with a black top ‘Bici Coop’ tent. 
Well back to work but we hope to catch you at Tannehill this weekend for the first race of the season!

someoneisalwaysfaster:

the little ones are impressed

Brace yourselves.

someoneisalwaysfaster:

the little ones are impressed

Brace yourselves.