Coleman™ portable stove to cook bratwurst
Nut butter and jelly sandwhiches, wrapped in tin foil so they don't get mashed by your gear
GSI™ Glacier French Press to make coffee
A paper cupful from the local café, whatever came out of the urn at the race or your beat-up thermos
The industrial supply coffee that the race promoter could afford
Crazy Creek™ Leisure Chair
The bumper of my pickup.
Mountainsmith™ Deluxe bike cube duffel bag
Canvas shopping bags. One for the clothes, one for the food and bottles.
www.cowbell.com™ race noise creation device
My voice or the sheetmetal cowbell I got at as a freebie at a road race a couple of years ago.
www.lionofflanders.com ™ Belgian flag
Craft ZERO™ extreme base layer
A polypro undershirt that smells like campfires.
Specialized™ Equinox Glove
Any mountain bike gloves will work. Many pros race without gloves.
www.thestick.com™ warmup massage instrument
Schlamm™ Portland Rain Suit
My yellow commuting rain jacket
Kurt™ Kinetic Road Machine wattage computing trainer
A few warmup laps and a sprint or two on the roads around the course.
Sixtus™ Start Oil embrocation from Germany
Non Belgian knee warmers. You know, the fabric kind that don’t burn you if they touch your junk.
3M General Purpose 45 Spray Adhesive for putting on your race number
Uhh, the safety pins they give you for free when you registered?
Nomad™ Portable Pressure Washer
A squirt from a water bottle, a sharp stick or the hose at my house.
Park Tool™ Four Brush cleaning set
See line item 15 – a sharp stick.
NathanSport™ Power Shower Body Wipes
A wet rag, the inside of my jersey, or if I’m feeling fancy, a baby wipe.
Great post.Of course, after doing a race in Portland I can definitely see why you need a little extra clothing in places where the weather sucks. You know, "true cross conditions" and all...
Ok, but you can probably get away without buying new clothing specifically for apres-cross!
Right on. You made me laugh!
I'll admit, I probably should have checked the weather report before racing today. Brought the long sleeve skin suit to an 80 degree dust fest. But no need to bring a whole duffel bag full of kits.
Long-sleeve skinsuits are PRO though. I wish we had them!
Long sleeve, insulated skin suits are super PRO. Apparently I can order one, although most likely will not, substituting the above-mentioned undershirt for insulation.
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