Cool, Nik, so glad that this post made its way back to you. Keep us posted on the series, we'd love to run a follow-up article after the next race, and on any other 'cross developments in Australia! You can email us via news(at)cxmagazine.com
Dirty Deeds Australian Cyclocross Series in Full Swing
It may be a half a world away, but if you’re looking for what seems to be some spirited cyclocross action, the Dirty Deeds series may be for you. The first race was on June 27th, and there are two more to come on July 25th and August 29th. The races take place at venues outside of Melbourne in the state of Victoria, Australia.
$10 Australian (roughly $8.50) covers race entry, and you can choose between the everything goes bike category – mountain bikes may be the most popular alternative, but there were rumors of a fixie rider crashing at regular intervals at race #1 – or the ’cross bike specific event. Of course, it’s winter right now down under, so it makes sense for ’cross season to be full-on. But really, we just wanted an excuse to post their race flyer (at left).
A Snippet from Race #1 Report, from the Dirty Deeds Web site: “An impressive crowd turned up when they were alerted to the presence of a vegan bake sale and free coffee, but stuck around when they noticed a bike race was about to break out. A number of them brought with them noisemakers – particularly cowbells, which was rad – but fortunately no bongos.”
For more info, visit the Dirty Deeds Web site.
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Hey! That's my race series!
I'm actually a very happy CX Magazine subscriber and long-time lurker (and recent sign-up) so this is an even bigger thrill to be mentioned on here.
I have been meaning to post up an thread in the forum to see how many others from this side of the world check the site.
The first race was a great success from a racer, spectator and organisers point-of-view (of which I was all 3 at various points during the day).
There is a growing crew of us riding our CX bikes on the (currently) muddy singletrack and firetrails that surround Melbourne.
The flyer was courtesy of our good friend Tara-Jayne who continues to deliver amazing and hilarious flyers for us to plaster around the bike shops and internet.