Heart Breaker and Soul Shaker

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Heart breaker soul shaker
I’ve been told about you
Steamroller midnight shoulder
What they been saying must be true – Nazareth

Nope, doesn’t make much sense to me, but back in the day we screamed it. The rest of this post won’t make much sense either but doing cyclocross in the dark one night and mountain biking on the rocks first thing in the morning doesn’t make much sense either. Making sense is boring and I’ll waste no more time on it.

Back to back cycling events is nothing new around here. For years intrepid cyclists have done both the tour and the race at the Ouachita Challenge, there are a couple of cyclocross events this year that consist of two days of glory on the short course and sometimes you get two very different events that scream for multiple event participation. This year, one of those moments falls on the weekend of Halloween, The Day of the Dead and All Saints Day.

This Saturday night, at Interstate Park in Little Rock is the Annual Super Prestige Night Cyclocross Race and then, bright and early on Sunday morning the Riverside Classic Mountain Bike Race will be happening at Burns Park. Who will be doing it all?


To encourage wild participation at the events, Arkansas Outside will be offering FREE Arkansas Outside cowbells to the first 20 people at each event who walk up to us and repeat this line from the lyrics of the classic rock, Nazareth song, Hair of the Dog:

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“Now you’re messin’ with a…” (you don’t have to say the rest but we don’t mind if you do)

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So if you are looking for a little of the Hair of the Dog that bit you on Sunday morning, come on out to the Riverside Classic. If you are unfamiliar with either of these events, check out the 2012 article from the Riverside Classic and last years article on the Night Cyclocross.

Oh…and why cowbell? Because I got a fever.

Cyclocross Cowbell from ArkansasOutside on Vimeo.


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One Response

  1. My legs hurt…..a lot. I don’t recommend doing back-to-back races as described above. Unless you simply enjoy racing for the challenge, results be damned. Or you’re a glutton for the pain cave. I’m taking the mantra, “why do we do it? Because it feels good when you stop” to heart this morning!

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