Cyclocross Question

GSAstuto

Maximum Pace
Oct 11, 2009
945
242
103
tokyo
www.roadfixie.com
#3
Even though my knee(s) are totally not up to this - I'd love to help get a little CX action going. - even impromptu Sunday series at one of the local parks (if we can get away with it). About to start my winter 'meta-phase' and missing CX. I was scoping around Arakawa on the baseball fields there, and it seems there might be some potential to layout some intriguing and challenging courses.
 
Oct 25, 2010
23
0
0
Oregon
#6
Thanks for the feedback. I've been e-mailing with Daisuke Yano in Nagano about his cross race. One of my friends from Portland will be racing there- and I was curious about the cross scene in general.

(Also to see if there's a cross race I can race in if I visit my brother!)
 
Dec 31, 2009
906
87
48
Matsumoto
#9
Cross

Daisuke's race was just awesome, just as good as anything I have seen in Northern California at least, Mud, Beer, Cowbells, Food, Great Venue, Great People! I even Met your Bud Molly! What an Awesome dude! Its happening here in Nagano, not sure about Tokyo though... Guess it is sortofa farmboy sport though, not much mud in TKO. Check out the trailer for the film "Cyclocross Meeting" on youtube by Brian Vernor if you want some footage.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=cyclocross+meeting&aq=0
 
Oct 25, 2010
23
0
0
Oregon
#10
Hey ProRaceMech!

You got to meet Molly! Awesome! Thanks for the link- that looks to be an awesome video. Funny seeing Barry - he sticks out wherever he goes. I think it would be great to get both Ryan and Barry out there too. Ryan's all over the place but he lives in Bend.

I bet there's some places a cross race could be run in TKO - somewhere.
 
Dec 31, 2009
906
87
48
Matsumoto
#11
ARENACROSS

I bet an Arena cross would sell some tickets, It would be a little expensive to put on but I bet with the right marketing and some big name pros you could get a few heads. You could make a "rad" esk helltrack.... call it hellcross tokyo....
 
Oct 25, 2010
23
0
0
Oregon
#12
Interesting idea. Finding the right promoter would be critical. Sponsors wouldn't be too hard to find. I'd imagine Shimano would be interested among others. Budget would have to be pretty big. I don't know about the European racers but I could definitely help get the US guys over there. I see Ryan Trebon on occasion along with Barry- and through them I could probably get Jeremy Powers and others to come.