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The Bonebell  Chicago's source for dirt

One more to go. I’ll be in one of the largest fields at @usacycling CX Nationals on Friday with 128 on the start grid this Friday. It’s been a really fun season fighting against my weekly nemeses, and I’ve come into the best form I can muster for hopefully a finish on the lead lap with the likes of @adammyerson escaping us amateurs. Cross isn’t so little anymore, and it’s tougher than ever to be competitive when even the Masters racers are keeping up (and even beating) younger racers in the race calendar leading up to cross. I think I’m beating my fitness from 2013 when I last did a full CX season including Nationals, but the fields definitely have gotten faster since then too. On the plus side, I’ve got something to carry into 2019. Like my bike in this awesome pic.
📷: @gloomisman

Afterglow (AlterNats!) in effect, fun great course and lots of charitable friends in attendance. Making a difference in youth cycling programs is something we all can get behind, even if someone toe spikes your wheel, you can’t get angry! 🤣 (P.S. Dear @zippspeed - HALP!)
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#wayofthedirtbag #afterglowcx #tailwindcycles

The little things. The little sexy, matte, turquoise things that make me swoon. Stay tuned to @tailwindcycles for a killer rig to be born.
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#wayofthedirtbag #chriskingbuzz #chrisking #musa #mtblife

My friend captioned this correctly already. I felt like my legs were dragging as I chased my weekly pack friends and just thought, this mud is killer. Until someone yelled at me to get the course tape out of my wheel. I looked down and realized, oh, that’s not good. Here’s the pic - as I removed the wheel untangled the tape out of the cassette, rotor, and caliper. Oh well, I’ve had a good season of keeping up and look forward to Afterglow and Nationals before a short break to the end of the year. Already dreaming of MTB and Gravel adventures. 📷: @gvngld

Do it for the kids. I’ve been known to hand out Andrew Jacksons for the Juniors races, and one year a kid who snagged a bill came back to me at the end of the race to tell me how happy he was because he was saving for a pair of sneakers, and I was immediately thrown back to my youth when I too yearned for a pair of new sneaks around the holidays. Donate to these programs or come and be Pancho Claus at the race and put some holiday cheer on the kids faces. Douglas Park this Sunday - link in BIO to donate directly.
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#wayofthedirtbag #donate

Looking at 2019 like, ‘oh hell yeah!’
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#tailwindcycles #wayofthedirtbag #paincave #squadgoals

Urban Downhilling in Latin America fascinates me. I don’t seem to find this relevant in any other countries. And I’m certain the number of waivers is equal to zero.
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#wayofthedirtbag #livefastdieyoung #downhillmountainbiking #urbandownhill

Remember #montrosecx ? Some shops still working through bikes to faithful customers. There’s a crankset somewhere in there....

Monday Gracias to these two fine people. @steviejo2112 and @boxwrenchben have been an integral part to our beloved Dirtbags under The Bonebell and beyond. Their enthusiastic and expert staff of @axel._.romeo and @rawnysemba have been keeping our rides finely dialed throughout this year, and for that - I am incredibly thankful. It’s been a muddy year and this shop has been working hard for us.
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#wayofthedirtbag #wemakeyourrideeasy #tailwindcycles

The word of the day - mud. Brutal day for everyone, but Tis the season for end of season course brutality. For some of us, we have Regionals and Nationals to look forward to still. Proud of @bikelinc - snagged 2nd place for Illinois State Championship! This is #wayofthedirtbag !!!! 🏆

It’s on like Donkey Kong! We brought our canoes and tamales - cuz it’s how we roll. #montrosecx in effect!
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#wayofthedirtbag

Early rise for early registration to snag my spots into some popular suffer fests. @barryroubaix1 is a personal favorite having done at least 5 times since it’s second year when it was only 200 people rolling out of a parking lot. Happy to see it get to the largest race in the world.
As for the @belgianwaffleride - it’ll be my first time to knock this bad boy off my race bucket list, figured it was on Cinco de Mayo, so I best represent and force them to serve me a breakfast waffle, taco style. I’ll figure out what that is before then - Órale!
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#wayofthedirtbag #vatoloco

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