Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Women's Cyclocross National Championships Bar Cam

While I was off promoting a silly race, Linnea went out west to kick ass and take names in a very non-silly race. I sent my bar cam along so I could vicariously experience her race.

It ended up being a total, catastrophic debacle -- broke her skinsuit zipper before the start, missed her callup trying to fix it, bad start, and then, just when she put it together enough to start moving up -- BAM, rolled tubular FAR from the pit. Game over.

It sucked a lot, but there are two important things to remember here: 1) it was her first of many elite nationals. She is so pissed now that she will crush everyone next season, me included. 2) AT LEAST SHE GOT SOME CAM FOOTAGE! Priorities, people!

Enjoy:

12 comments:

Ryan 12/15/2009 8:49 AM  

Broken zipper, eh? Where's the video of THAT!

(Also: Linnea is going to beat the crap out of me next time I see her)

CB2 12/15/2009 10:05 AM  

Man, that was so sad.
Better luck next year.

GenghisKhan 12/15/2009 12:43 PM  

Sounds frustrating. Bad enough to blow a run up or lose a chain to mud, but a zipper?! Not even fair!

Good luck on the next one!

megA 12/15/2009 4:48 PM  

Wow. That was painful to watch--so sorry Linnea. And so sorry for me next year when she seeks to destroy us all. Maybe I'll take up water polo.

G-ride 12/15/2009 9:36 PM  

1. the first 20 seconds is top shelf.
2. you can see how damn hard it was to pass on that course. Was fun to ride, I admit it.
3. Linnea was too nice to ditch a bunch of drunk old married men at the after party. That too shall pass.

trackrich 12/15/2009 9:54 PM  

Women's race bar cam footage - Way better than men's race footage...

Did she slip and fall while running or just get pissed and throw the bike?

solobreak 12/15/2009 11:14 PM  

That's the first time I've made it all the way through one of "your" videos...

Mom 12/16/2009 5:46 PM  

Broken skinsuit zipper is now referred to as a "wardrobe malfunction." No societal debaucle at least, but certainly a dirty shame. (As well as the tire!)

linnea 12/16/2009 9:19 PM  

trackrich - yes, i fell again while running on a frozen off-camber corner.

ryan - you are at the top of my soul-crushing list

Anonymous 12/16/2009 9:27 PM  

That was very cool footage. Thanks for sharing.. almost felt like I was at the race.. GOOD JOB!!

CD

gewilli 12/17/2009 1:11 PM  
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gewilli 12/17/2009 1:32 PM  

way way better watching women racing with a bar cam than men. good stuff.

it was heart breaking being in the pits wondering if i'd missed her in the group going by, knowing i didn't, but hoping I did then the confirmation of the lone October figure jogging in. She almost couldn't have been any farther away from the pits... dreadful feeling.

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