Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Cross Crusade Videos - The 2006 Collection

I have put all the CrankMyChain XC'06 videos in one place for easy reverence. River City Bicycle's CrossCrusade is the worlds largest Cylocross series and quite a specticle. The events and music videos are posted below in reverse order of production.
I've got to a lot to learn about shooting, editing, and scoring but I feel that I really grew as I shot these videos this season. More importantly I had a blast. Cyclocross rocks and it's a sport just built for the Pacific Nortwest.

Thanks go to River City Bicycles for sponsoring the video coverage.

If you like these videos, I can tell you they're easily 10 times better on DVD. Soon
I will make them avail on web in Hi Def, as well. Enjoy all the races and support CrankMyChain! Cycle TV by purchasing the video here.
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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

2006 US Cyclocross Nationals

Providence, RI - Here is some footage of the Men's Elite Race from December 16th. Video by Colmeleon.

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First place went to Tim Johnson. Local favorite, Mike McCormack, closed out his career by out-sprinting Jonathan Baker for second. See for more information.

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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

CX US Gran Prix - Stumptown Cup

Here is the US Gran Prix Race Redux I promised. You can see the first one, which combines some other events here. I wanted to concentrate more on cyclocross racing in this video. Thanks again to the Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers for the great sound track.

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The DVD is only $15.00(+2.50 s&h) and you will really enjoy the higher resolution video and audio.

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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Images from Krugers Crossing

SAUVIE ISLAND, Ore.- Not much racing on this video just a few shots that caught my eye from Kruger's Farm cyclocross race. I spent most of my time enjoying the crisp fall day with my son and watching him in the kiddy cross race. After a foot of rainfall the month before I had to get out and enjoy a day like this.

The dry weather was not enough to clear the slog, though. Many of the racers spent a lot of time on foot becuase the mud was so thik and sticky it would clog their tires and derailleurs. In the corn maze I came across one of the riders running the course with a toddler bike. Rumor had it that she even bombed down one of the pavement hills. Perhaps her next stop that evening was zoo bomb.

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Thursday, November 30, 2006

A Halloween Dream of Cyclocross

YAMHILL, Ore. - This is the Redux of the first video I did of 2006 CycloCross Crusade Race #4 at the Flying M. There were so many fun images to work with I wanted to circle back around and add my song Halloween Dream to the new version.

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Monday, November 27, 2006

Kiddy Cross

What happens when Cyclocross racers have children? They teach them to love racing bicycles in the mud. Wait a second… you don’t have to teach a kid to like that!

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Bikes, Dancing, Mud, and Drums

PORTLAND, Ore. – When I started doing this bike vlog this summer I was afraid I’d run out of things to cover during the rainy season. Well, I was wrong. This weekend the Sprockettes hosted several bike events starting with a Dance Party Friday night that had bike dance teams (The Sprockettes, The B:C:Clettes, The Brakes) and live music including one of my favorite groups, Show Me the Pink. I missed Saturday’s events because I was working in Miz Kitty’s Parlour. But Reverend Phil has some videotapes from Saturday's events.

Sunday the USGP of Cyclocross came through town with some of the top riders in the world. The Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers, rowdy fans, and hottubbers greeted them. Later that night the Cross Crusade held their awards party which was also very entertaining and included the LRS Drummers, along with fire dancers from Atyerre Vision, and acrobats from the A-Wol Dance Collective.

I took me a day just to recover from this rainy weekend version of Burning Man done Pacific Northwest style. “Don’t tell me this town ain’t got no heart. You just got to poke around.”

This is a quick montage some of the weekends bike events. I plan on doing more with the USGP race footage and the Sprocettes weekend separately.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Cross Crusade - World Unicross Championship 2006

ESTACADA, Ore. - Watch the first ever World Unicross Championship at the Cross Crusade. Gilbran Chong takes first place and Carl Anton is runner up in this new championship event in cyclocross for Unicycles. Original music Unicross Jams by Dan Kaufman.

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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Cross Crusade 2006 - Cyclocross Race 5

ESTACADA, Ore. – Cyclocrossers in strange dream wake up in a rock quarry only to find mud, mayhem, and perhaps a touch of their youth.

Watch race five of the Cross Crusade set to the eerie sounds of the Rebels ( ). Mr. Sandman was composed by CrankMyChain’s international correspondent Johnny Stardust.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Cross Crusade 2006 - Cyclocross Race 4

YAMHILL, Ore. - Holy crap I have tons of awesome Halloween footage from the Halloween Edition of Cross Crusade. The costumes were great and the foliage was amazing. I hope I have time to circle-back and re-edit the footage and add some music. But for now, HAPPY CYCLOCROSS HALLOWEEN!

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Cross Crusade 2006 - Cyclocross Race 3

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. - The name of the song is "Tough Get Goin'" and that's just what the series leaders, Carl Decker and Rhonda Mazza, did at Horning's Hideout Sunday as they put on a cyclocross clinic.

Watch Dan Kaufman's intrepretive music video of the Men's and Women's A race brought to you by Cross Crusade title sponsor River City Bicycles.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Cross Crusade 2006 - Cyclocross Race 2

HILLSBORO, Ore.- Cyclocross fans finally got the mud and rain they have been craving last Sunday at the River City Bicycles Cross Crusade.
Spectators watched a great battle between Carl Decker and Erik Tonkin in the Men's A race.
Rhonda Mazza dominated the Women's A race with her high energy approach to the race.
See it all play out at Hillsboro Stadium. Here's mud in your eye!
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Thursday, October 05, 2006

Pure Sweet Hell "Cyclocross Film" (Three Minute Trailer)

PURE SWEET HELL tells the story of cyclocross, a sport that has emerged as bike racing's punk rock cousin. Told from an insider's perspective, the filmmakers traveled to 'cross competitions throughout North America, dug up vintage photos and film footage, and followed 'cross luminaries Justin Robinson, Gina Hall, Barry Wicks and Rick Hunter. Shot entirely on Super 8 and supported by experimental rock music, PURE SWEET HELL surfaces both the strong community behind the solitary sport and the grace that arises amidst all of its grit.

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Monday, October 02, 2006

Cross Crusade 2006 - Cyclocross Race 1

PORTLAND, Ore.- Alpenrose Dairy hosted the first race in world's largest cyclocross series known as the Cross Crusade. Learn more about the series of races and this unique cycling sport as Dan Kaufman interviews Race Director Brad Ross.

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