Monday, October 04, 2010

CLIF BAR Rider Partners With Chris King To Indroduce First Ever Recycling Program at the Cross Crusade

This weekend over 1500 racers descended upon the Alpenrose Dairy in Portland, Oregon for the opening round of the Cross Crusade. Among other new things this year were several recycling bins for aluminium, glass, and paper placed near the ever popular Chris King coffee and cider truck. CLIF BAR Development Cyclo-Cross Team rider Kolben Preble, who is the leader of the project Said he saw a problem With the thousands of cups heading to the landfill every weekend and wanted to do something about. Chris King whom also was regretful of the waste created, but didn't have the man power or time to make a solution was happy to join Preble in his cause. For the future both Chis King and Preble hope to grow the program and eventually create a zero waste solution to the waste problem at large races like the Cross Crusades. Look for the black and white bins with the universal recycling logo on them at Cross Crusade number two in Rainier Oregon.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Hudson Cyclocross

Jordan chasing the lead in the 1/2's race

It was the perfect autumn day for a cyclocross race. It was Jordan's hometown race and he felt like he was going to have an awesome day on the bike. Jordan rode to the race which was only about 15 minutes away from his house. When he arrived at the race he could see that the course was very technical and would require a lot of accelerating, which would suit him very well. He rode the course at speed for several laps just to check out the course and to decide what tires would stick to the turf the best. After he had ridden the course a few times, he went to the car to get on the trainer. On the trainer, you could see it in his eyes that he was excited, yet prepared for the race. At the start line, Jordan's body hummed with anticipation for the start. At the sound of the gun, he was third off the line and by the end of the lap, he was off the front with Adam Bergman and Pat Lemieux. By the end of the second lap Adam had gained about a five second gap on Jordan and Pat was about 30 seconds back. The gap stayed at a cool eight seconds between Jordan and Adam until 2 laps to go it opened to 12 and by the finish the gap was 20 seconds but Jordan still managed second with third place a minute back.

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