Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Best Cycling Photo of All Time?

I call this photo "White Sex Speeding Past Rural Farm"



A few observations:

Triple chainring.
Tubes slung around shoulder similar to tour racers, 80 years ago.
This is a triathlon. WHERE IS YOUR AERO HELMET...BRAH??
What I would pay to see his tramp stamp.
Good on this dude for being out there making it happen. Baller.

Time to go look at cyclocross photos.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Caption Contest

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Charming Photo Essay

Man, Cross is really tough to pick out who got dropped. Let's face it, cross isn't about getting dropped. It's about having a good time while strapping on for 45 minutes to an hour for a nice little visit in the pain cave.

YGD is ready for the cross season. It's here, folks. This past weekend, a few lucky YGD readers blasted the sweet smell of YGD embrocation in Baltimore for Charm City Cross presented by twenty20cycling. Speaking of YGD embrocation, samples of the first batch were just sent over to the Ed Sanders Lilypons promoters for prizes. It will be ready for public consumption soon but for now, you have to win it by riding fast.

We'll have to hone our skill about picking out getting dropped in cross races. BUT we did find a few great shots on Joe Mallis' photo site and have given some proper titles. These, are just the tip of the iceberg, we think. You cross racers are a wild bunch.

We call this one "The Stache"
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The Irony

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Proper Form

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Reverse Blogging

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Proper Form II

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Unholy

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More to come later. Joe Mallis is a godsend.

Monday, September 13, 2010

That just happened



Hampton Bay Days VA State Age-graded Championships Master's 30+ finish, Cam Holland and Dan King are in the picture.  Huge crowd. 

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

No Pictures...Just Words

The YGD site has been rather quiet lately. Call it burnout. Call it a late season break. Call it whatever you would like. The fact of the matter has been that posts have been down here on the ol' website.

Sorry.

Just like many of you, we have been busy riding, taking vacation, staying off the bike..eating...whatever. We'll be back for cross very soon...and in a good way. So, photographers (and readers), we'll be keeping an eye out for your best droppage photos at the bikes that look like road bike but have knobby tires races. Please keep us in mind when you have that camera out. As always, you can send photos directly to us

Cross is unique in the sense that many people will be experiencing their first races of this discipline ergo MUCHO DROPAGARO! So, racers, keep us in mind while you are tripping over barriers at Charm City or falling into ponds at Ed Sanders Memorial Race. In addition to photos, we want to open our blog up to exploit. celebrate your droppage with words turned into sentences into paragraphs and so on.  We want to hear from you. 

Of course, we want to help support cross and see it grow even more. This year, we'll be pitching in some of our tee shirts and socks for the Ed Sanders race on September 26th. Look for the classic YGD tee on the podium in Juniors races..right Pete Lindeman? And, of course, we'll be celebrating all the unique individuals who do the unique things they do at these unique cross races throughout the year on yougotdropped.com

We hope to build up YGD Site and community even more. We've heard a lot of great ideas about us doing this or that. Keep them coming. For the time being, we are keeping this organic. We'll be introducing a limited run of embrocation this fall. It will be new. It will be natural. It won't stain your brand new YGD socks. Most of all, it will give your legs the sense of warmth and quickness. If you would like to help distribute this at your cross races, contact us.

Also coming, our YGD Cross tee for everybody to pimp out at the races.

We hope that we can dump some money that we make back into the sport by sponsoring some teams next year with product and maybe even a little dough.

It's been a kick to be part of the cycling community this year, often overhearing guys and gals from all categories talking about not being featured on yougotdropped and so forth. If you were featured on our site this year, thanks for having a great sense of humor. That's what this website is supposed to be all about.