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    Cross Up @ The Lumberyard

    Hey ya'll

    This event is going on this Saturday evening (5 ish?) at the Lumberyard (no, the lumberyard isn't really open yet). The poster is a little misleading: This will be a indoor 'cyclocross' race on sections of pavement and wooden park features, including dismounts.

    They will be providing bikes: singlespeed Raleigh disc cross bikes with with 'fat' slicks, flat pedals and riser bars (im not 100% sure on this one, but it seemed like they were not going to have drop bars). I guess the big prize is one of these bikes to take home.

    I am in no way affiliated with either the Lumberyard or this/these 'Backyard Blam' folks, I just talked to someone about it because I was confused about the details.

    It looks like a good opportunity to race for cheap ($10), as well as an opportunity to get a look inside the Lumberyard, drink a bunch of cheap beer, and watch people crash.

    The lumberyard is the indoor bike park (ala Ray's in Ohio) that they've supposedly nearly finished building in Portland, if you're unfamiliar.


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    You probably already saw this, but there is some info on The Lumberyard's website too. It does look like a pretty fun event. I'm going to have to check out The Lumberyard sometime, as it really isn't that far away from me.....relatively speaking of course.

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    I've been a big fan of Ray's for over 6 years now (the one perk of having my parents still live in Cleveland), so I'm always skeptical of new "indoor bike parks". I'm hoping the best with this one.

    I do have to say I'm shocked that they missed the winter window for opening. I mean they're opening in May, and I have to assume that most of their business will come in the winter months when it's crappy and dark out and people don't want to/can't ride outside.

    Ray's is only open for 7 months a year, as it gets to hot in there in the summer and who wants to ride indoors then anyway.

    I am hoping that this park is great though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slurry View Post
    Hey ya'll

    The poster is a little misleading: This will be a indoor 'cyclocross' race on sections of pavement and wooden park features, including dismounts.
    Good to know, I was a little skeptical of racing modified CX bikes on wooden obstacles, after drinking free beer, after drinking for the super bowl. But I see there will be some pavement in there, so all good!

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    damn, forgot this was going on.
    even worse, I just found out I live about a stone's throw from the place... I tell ya...

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