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The cyclocross season in my area is short. I missed the first race because the bike I wanted was out of stock when we tried to order it. So, I took matters into my own hands and tore down my old commuter and my recently built Ghetto Blaster ( ) to build a bike to race. I had to weld a disc brake mount onto the frame and I ordered a rigid fork and some Kenda Small Block 8 tires. When the bike was done I had one week to learn the skills needed for CX racing.

The next two races on the schedule were back to back! Barltey Ranch in Reno, NV on 10-29-11 and James Lee Park (Halloween Spooktacular) outside of Carson City, NV on 10-30-11. Both races were super fun! I liked the course in Reno better, but three flat tires (one before the race, one in the third lap, and one in the last) put a little damper on the day. I added more Stan's sealant to my tires to avoid the same issues the next day and ended up winning my category.

If you've never tried CX racing, you really should! It's a fun way to compete.

Special thanks to Rodeo, Dan-O and Robin, Denis @ Bike Habitat, Unka Mike's, J Kar Enterprises, and the always awesome Hot Chick Pit wife Sandie.

Music: "Call of the Zombie", "How to Make a Monster", exerpt from "Dead Girl Superstar", "How to Make a Monster (Kitty's Purrrrformance Mix)" all by the one and only ROB ZOMBIE

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