Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Up And Over

bikerumor pic of the day bunny hopping cyclocross barriers

Photo submitted by Jeff Lorish, “Bunny hopping the barriers not only looks cool it can be faster.”

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Comments

ChrisElder - 01/12/12 - 10:01am

Yeah, but you’d better clear it!

Turbofrog - 01/12/12 - 11:51am

I thought that was illegal in cyclocross…

mkrs - 01/12/12 - 12:26pm

It’s not illegal for the rider not to dismount. It’s rather illegal for the race organizers to create an obstacle which can be passed without dismounting (or rather: they are obliged to create such an obstacle). The difference is huge.

slow joe crow - 01/12/12 - 1:56pm

It’s only faster if you don’t crash – see Todd Wells, USGP Fort Collins 2010 2nd day, he stacked it with 3 laps to go and DNFed.
http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/usgp-of-cyclo-cross-new-belgium-cup-day-2-c2/elite-men/results
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRpBC_jkItI&feature=fvwrel

bunny hopping looks cool, but dismounts are more likely to finish.

go gadget go - 01/12/12 - 10:11pm

@slc
“bunny hopping looks cool, but dismounts are more likely to finish.”

unless you’re Joey.

tvg - 01/13/12 - 2:31am

@mkrs UCI rule 5.1.023 “The course may include no more than six man made obstacles. Obstacle shall mean any part of the course where riders are likely (but not required) to dismount.”

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