If my math is correct and it's probably not, this will be the 13th year for Crazy Joe Cross. For 2018 we'll be racing on THURSDAY September 6th and TUESDAYS September 11th, 18th and 25th. These rides are free and super laid back, don't come expecting chip timing, podium girls/guys and swag bags. We're just out for training and bragging points.
There are a couple of things to take note of:
1) These aren't really bike races/rides as much as they are celebrations of Ronny and Alli's wedding anniversary (Sept 4th) and Alli's 29th birthday (Sept 13th). They just happen to have a cyclocross theme to them. Members of the Fort Collins cycling community are specifically invited to attend.
2) As noted above, we'll be at BA's on Sept 6th, 11th and 18th and 25th.
3) If people are interested, we'll start CJCX with a quick run/jog/walk (if you want) around the 1.5 mile course. Runners off at 515 and back on the bike at 530. How about a some push-ups and crunches?
And the usual CJCX Copy and Paste from previous years w/ the year change
Year number 13 for CJCX!
Crazy Joseph Saperstein started these rides 13 years ago in FoCo public parks as a way to get in shape for the CX season (obviously), YGR took them over after he fled to the Bubble for financial reasons, then to Boston then back to the Bubble. Word on the streets is that the Republic revoked his pass and he was forced to return to CO. Perhaps we'll get him to come up to grace us with his presence. If not, that's cool too, he's kind of a creep.
The rides had been held at local parks but when the city got wind of them we had to take our message underground. That's when the man, the myth, the Ronny Bush stepped in. In 2012 RB and his wife started allowing us to race on their West FoCo property.
We'll again be enjoying 8 acres of hogback bliss owned by Ronny Bush and his wife Alli. The terrain is similar to that of the Dixon Reservoir area. They're opening up their yard and their bathroom to us for on THURSDAY September 6th and TUESDAYS September 11th, 18th and 25th. We'll fire off 20 min races starting at 5:30. Each race will include an A pace, B pace. We'll keep going until we're out of light.
Speaking of light, there's not a lot of it this time O year so bring your bike lights for the ride home.
There's plenty of parking if you need to race over in the tin coffin.
These FREE training rides are open to guests with any kind of bike. Feel free to come out and mix it up in the races or just ride at your own pace.
As always, if you feel you need to swear, poke people with sticks, pee on things or generally act like a jerk, please train elsewhere. We're lucky to have the opportunity to use this property so it is imperative that we treat it, and the hosts with the utmost respect. Thankfully, we've never ever had an issue with this. High fives all around. Please also be respectful of the Bush's neighbors at Westridge. For the most part they are very tolerant of these events but that could change very easily.
The course is only open during these races unless you clear it with RB.
There are thorns on course. Get some Stans or Orange Seal etc!
Course is located at 4520 Westridge Dr.
Be sure to thank Ronny and Alli for letting us trample their land. They'll be spectating.
What is Crazy Joe Cross?
CJCX is a free, cyclocross training series that takes place midweek in Sept/Oct.
Races will take place:
More information will be posted here when available.