A Long Overdue Recap

Jesus… so THAT happened…

I dont know what to say or where to start other than THANK  YOU.  

For all those stupid enough to take on this course, THANK YOU. 

For those sponsors, establishments, and workers that made this possible, THANK YOU.

For those of you that came out to the pre race and/or after race to watch, heckle, drink and make this such a goddamn good time, THANK YOU.  

This race killed, and everyone involved did the same.  

Now, for what you all actually care about… 

WINNERS! 

1st Place in all its glory
3rd fixed
1st female 2nd fixed (yes he had the tattoo first) Team DFL a.k.a. Team Sandbagger

PHOTOZ:

Afterparty photos by Sean

Photos by Franz

Photos by MV

Now for those of you who came out, it was kind of hard to miss the video aspect of this race.  Ultimately, we’ll be combing through the MASSIVE amount of footage we’ve collected for a film showcasing the characters of DC cycling, to premier August 4 at the Washington DC leg of the Bicycle Film Festival 

Keep an eye on twitter: @BFFDC for more info on the film as the date approaches.  

But for now….

CourierCX Teaser from In The Crosshairs on Vimeo.

What DFL Should Look Like: A Tutorial from Sean O’Donnell on Vimeo.

And word on the street is, there’s another rad late-night race in the mix for June 10.  

So if you dont have a curfew, or brakes, check out: www.dcmidnitecrit.tumblr.com

…the hits just keep on comin…


POST
May 25
1:39 am
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FUCK THE RAIN. HTFU…

3.15.2011

…SEE YOU @ THE DERBY…..3PM.


POST
May 15
4:02 am
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Who says you cant know an alleycat course before the race???

Thanks to a one Mr. Bill of CXHairs.com , we’ve now got a RAD helmetcam course preview!!!!!

Seriously, ya’ll better be swift as fuck with all this knowledge we’re bestowing ahead of time!!!!

Get Rad:

Courier CX Course Preview from In The Crosshairs on Vimeo.


POST
May 12
4:57 pm
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GET HERE. GET RAD. GET THIRSTY.

Sooooo…. This just happened. 

RYD HAVOC

RYD HAVOC 3

RYD HAVOC 4

Hand built. Raw Steel. RYD Havoc frame is up for grabs….. and thats just the tip of the iceberg, my friends. Our sponsor list still grows, and includes MAAAD Money at some of our favorite local establishments including Capitol Hemp, Bicycle Space, and The Bike Rack.

Also, PBR decided to throw their tragically hip hat in the ring to provide sufficient re-hydration for the afterparty, and for those of you not into the whole innuendo thing, by ‘sufficient rehydration, I mean a metric fuckton of free beer. So ride hard, you’ll wanna be thirsty…

Trick Jams, Skids, Footdown, the like to follow the main event, and ride fly, you’ll want to make sure to look GOOOD for all them cameras!

SPREAD THE WORD! SUNDAY, May 15. 3pm @ RED DERBY!!!!!

Keep checking back for more updates, photos, and a helmet-cam course preview to make sure you kids have SOME idea where you’re going….


POST
May 11
12:38 pm

What you’re Racing For….

HOLY GODDAMN. The SWAG just keeps flowin’ in!

Here’s a little something to whet your palate…

SWRVE

Swrve

Chrome Brigadier

Chrome_brigadier

Chrome Senator

Chrome_senator

Bagaboo (all the way from Hungary!)

Bagaboo

OUTLIER

Outlier

…and thats just a taste

Word on the street is there’s also something big, sexy, and steel on its way from RYD Bikes

I mean, just look at all these sponsors!

SPONSORS!

This is gonna be HUGE.

…yeah, you might want to stretch first…


POST
May 4
9:45 pm
This is the map. Learn it. Ride it. Fuck, sleep with it under your  pillow for all I care; just know it well.  But also know there will be a  Helmet Cam Video of yours truly riding the route to make sure you get a  proper preview of the course. Its brutal, but doable. There are parts  of this race that will draw a lot of attention, and have the potential  to be SERIOUSLY dangerous. As such, we’ll run two heats of racers:  1)Those who elect to ride through every checkpoint or obstacle, and 2)Those who dont.  YOU decide to HTFU or not. “Checkpoint”  workers will be directing loudly, and closely watching who goes through  the various obstacles and who does not, they’ll be the arbiters of what  heat you FINISH in. Plus, we got lots of video rigged up for this, be  honest. Course Details  1. Begin @ Red Derby - 14th and Quincy, NW 2. Start South on 14th street crossing over and continue South on 13th BEFORE the 13th st. hill that crosses Florida ave. 3. Bomb 13th st. hill, crossing Florida, and continue South through Logan Circle to K st 4. Enter  Franklin Sq. Park on the 13th and K corner, ride through the park to  exit at the 14th and EYE corner. All routes THROUGH the park are game 5. Continue South on 14th all the way to Constitution Ave. 6. Take 15th to Ohio to enter Hains Point 7. Ride into the Hains Point Loop. ***Beware of park police @ the stop signs (it will be a Sunday…)*** 8. Follow the Hains Pt. Loop to the tip of the island. Riders  will then hop the curb onto the grass and ride to touch the rail. There  will be a set of 2 barriers set up that riders will cross once on the  way to touch the tip, and once on the way back into the loop. 9. Complete the loop and get on the 14th St. Bridge 10. Cross the 14th St. Bridge onto the Mt. Vernon Trail headed west. 11. Follow the MVT until you begin to see Checkpoint workers directing riders off the trail. Riders  will cross both the GW pkwy and the off-ramp for the Arlington Mem  Bridge (see map) to ride up a section of single-track and cross the  street perpendicular to the bridge, continuing onto the grass and  matching single-track on the other side of the bridge.Riders will cross  the on-ramp and the GW pkwy once again on the other side of the bridge,  continuing on the Mount Vernon Trail West  12. Follow the trail onto the wooden bridge, through the parking lot and up to the Key Bridge. 13. Cross the Key Bridge and take a left on M followed by an IMMEDIATE right to climb the 35th st cobbles. 14. Take a left onto N st, and go back down the exorcist steps and back onto M st traveling East 15. Riders follow Pennsylvania Ave and pass through the white house plaza onto New York Ave. 16. Riders Must pass under the Gallery Place Gate on H st. before finishing at DURKL - 443 EYE st. N We’ve  already got so many staples of great DC alleycats involved, from  planning to filming to sponsors, this race is going to be HUGE…
Get at us if you have questions, or if you want to volunteer either as a cameraman, or checkpoint worker. MAY 15.Red Derby - 14th and Quincy, NW3pm$5 Oh, and practice getting rad, you’ll need it…

This is the map. Learn it. Ride it. Fuck, sleep with it under your pillow for all I care; just know it well. But also know there will be a Helmet Cam Video of yours truly riding the route to make sure you get a proper preview of the course. Its brutal, but doable. There are parts of this race that will draw a lot of attention, and have the potential to be SERIOUSLY dangerous. As such, we’ll run two heats of racers: 1)Those who elect to ride through every checkpoint or obstacle, and 2)Those who dont. YOU decide to HTFU or not.

“Checkpoint” workers will be directing loudly, and closely watching who goes through the various obstacles and who does not, they’ll be the arbiters of what heat you FINISH in. Plus, we got lots of video rigged up for this, be honest.

Course Details

1. Begin @ Red Derby - 14th and Quincy, NW
2. Start South on 14th street crossing over and continue South on 13th BEFORE the 13th st. hill that crosses Florida ave.
3. Bomb 13th st. hill, crossing Florida, and continue South through Logan Circle to K st
4. Enter Franklin Sq. Park on the 13th and K corner, ride through the park to exit at the 14th and EYE corner. All routes THROUGH the park are game
5. Continue South on 14th all the way to Constitution Ave.
6. Take 15th to Ohio to enter Hains Point
7. Ride into the Hains Point Loop. ***Beware of park police @ the stop signs (it will be a Sunday…)***
8. Follow the Hains Pt. Loop to the tip of the island. Riders will then hop the curb onto the grass and ride to touch the rail. There will be a set of 2 barriers set up that riders will cross once on the way to touch the tip, and once on the way back into the loop.
9. Complete the loop and get on the 14th St. Bridge
10. Cross the 14th St. Bridge onto the Mt. Vernon Trail headed west.
11. Follow the MVT until you begin to see Checkpoint workers directing riders off the trail. Riders will cross both the GW pkwy and the off-ramp for the Arlington Mem Bridge (see map) to ride up a section of single-track and cross the street perpendicular to the bridge, continuing onto the grass and matching single-track on the other side of the bridge.Riders will cross the on-ramp and the GW pkwy once again on the other side of the bridge, continuing on the Mount Vernon Trail West
12. Follow the trail onto the wooden bridge, through the parking lot and up to the Key Bridge.
13. Cross the Key Bridge and take a left on M followed by an IMMEDIATE right to climb the 35th st cobbles.
14. Take a left onto N st, and go back down the exorcist steps and back onto M st traveling East
15. Riders follow Pennsylvania Ave and pass through the white house plaza onto New York Ave.
16. Riders Must pass under the Gallery Place Gate on H st. before finishing at DURKL - 443 EYE st. N

We’ve already got so many staples of great DC alleycats involved, from planning to filming to sponsors, this race is going to be HUGE…

Get at us if you have questions, or if you want to volunteer either as a cameraman, or checkpoint worker.

MAY 15.
Red Derby - 14th and Quincy, NW
3pm
$5

Oh, and practice getting rad, you’ll need it…


PHOTO
Apr 20
2:48 pm
3 notes
This is happening.
Registration/Pre-Race @ 14th and Quincy, NW (Red Derby) - 2pm. $5
Race starts at 3pm.  15 Mile Course, No Checkpoints, just obstacles. Don’t ride 23s…
Course Map - We’re releasing this map over a month in advance so you can practice crossing GW parkway without dying…
More details to come…

This is happening.

Registration/Pre-Race @ 14th and Quincy, NW (Red Derby) - 2pm. $5

Race starts at 3pm.  15 Mile Course, No Checkpoints, just obstacles. Don’t ride 23s…

Course Map - We’re releasing this map over a month in advance so you can practice crossing GW parkway without dying…

More details to come…


PHOTO
Apr 7
2:39 am
7 notes

  • May 15th 3pm
  • Registration @ Red Derby
  • 14th and Quincy NW
  • Washington, DC
  • Race at 4pm
  • $5 dolla