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:

Comments

Ryan said…
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 said…
Man, that was so sad.
Better luck next year.
GenghisKhan said…
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 said…
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 said…
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 said…
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 said…
That's the first time I've made it all the way through one of "your" videos...
Mom said…
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 said…
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 said…
That was very cool footage. Thanks for sharing.. almost felt like I was at the race.. GOOD JOB!!

CD
gewilli said…
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gewilli said…
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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