Formed in June 09, Here Come the Belgians is a non-elite anti-team celebrating all things cross, cobbled and Belgian.
Seeking a different experience to the traditional cycling club, its aim is to harness the energy of a vibrant internet cycling community with grass roots racing and riding based around Cyclocross and Spring Classics. There is no race programme in the style of a racing team, more a collection of individual experiences through rides and racing, in whatever location a member may be, that all can share in and contribute toward.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Time for Demi Cross

Valentine's day is over. (BTW, the first picture shows 13 GBP worth of pralines on the left from London on the right from Belgium.) So we did not win the Cross WC, did we? So gentlemen let us move to the classics.

Just a tiny problem, this Wednesday we had snow chaos in Belgium, on Thursday my trainings track along the Schelde was more ice and snow than anything else. No chance to ride a road bike. So it is time for the Demi Cross. (Demi means Semi in french)

An old steel frame with enough clearance to fit Tufo 28 mm diamonds on Ambrosio Nemsis tub rims. Down tub shifters are not sensitive to snow build between the cogs. This set up is useful for hard packed snow and ice but not for muddy snow, as this will clog up the road brakes.

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