The life of a beer in a cold cooler is short lived after a great day on the trails with Handup!
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Every once in a while, we like to stretch the legs and go for an adventure. This time, the need to saddle up and hit the dusty trail landed us in Terlingua, Texas. Watch as our alloy and carbon steeds faithfully haul us deep into the desolate expanse of the Texas Wilderness.
We pulled up to a small park and no one was there except a huge family that were all dressed to the 9's and drove Benz's. Also this is like 7:45am. Weird stuff. So we called Jason Campbell, the sexiest cyclist in Nashville (who ran this series) and he guided us to the other side of the park. SO... we'll have to give it a 4/10 on directions which is a definite need for improvement..
Then we got there and the directions issue was soon behind us with immediate beers in our hands and positive vibes all around. Jason is a hard worker and already had the whole course set up (leaving us utterly worthless for race setup) so we simply got the party rolling!
Now if you didn't go, it was a super rad course of both fun flow and rocky knar knar. The 11 mile TT had people ripping through sections and carrying their bike through others. Jason also made us a spot to heckle! Therefore, in very Handup fashion, we took our Donger MFG bell, beer, and best insults out to the race course to "give'em hell". All riders went through with smiles across their face which leads us to believe the race was indeed very VERY fun.
Finally, all of the riders came in to what seemed to be one metric ton of free BBQ!!!!! Don't miss free BBQ.... It was Free.... Free.
Anyway, it was an 8/10 event. We just have to give a 1 point deduction for the Nashville folks that did not show up to an absolutely AMAZING event. People even came from Huntsville, AL for it... And another point for the lack of Handups actually taken during a race.
Thanks Nashvegas!! You guys do racing right, let's just party harder together next year!
You can almost see the mud on the ground, feel your tires sliding out, hear the cowbells ring, and taste the beer on your lips. Tis the season for cyclocross racing and handups! We're preparing for the upcoming Cyclocross season by perfecting the Handup, are you? Be sure to check out more videos on our YouTube Channel. #CrossIsComing #HandupsAreNotACrime