"Those dirty, dirty girls! Bloody, muddy filthy wenches, off with their heads! Where are my mud tires Chauncy? Somebody is about to get schooled!"
Who better to introduce this brief voyage into women cyclocross racers in mud than Queen Anne. She's having a great year already on the dry stuff, we can only imagine when the going gets good and gooey what she will be doing to the competition. If you didn't notice, Queen Anne and the rest of her crew take every opportunity to go out and practice on the slippery stuff. Looks like they were out at Waterford just this week putting the mud tires and practicing going fast or falling in the mud. That's how you get good - I guess. From my results this year it's apparent I don't know whether it's dry, muddy, or paved.
One of the muddiest, if not the muddiest races of the year last year was the New Year's Resolution Race in Chicago. This is a nice video showing what happens when you mix mascara with mud. You'll also catch a glimpse of the one of Animal Sisters at the end! Bonus!
Just this past week Women's World Cup Racing was already in the deep mud, in a place called Pizen, somewhere on an island called Europe. After a bad start Katie F'ing Compton showed how she handles mud and makes a great comeback for the winner-winner f'ing chicken dinner. Awesome stuff. It's the whole race, but it's not that long, so check it out.
4ème Manche de CDM cyclo-cross from Petitesreines on Vimeo.
One of the best cross videos from last year by far by Petisisreines. I thought I would bring this muddy-women-mud-wrestling-cross-bikes back just to remind everyone of what could be coming soon with all this rain and crazy weather. Also the videography and music is cool, not to mention all those women mud wrestling. (If it doesn't play here, just hit the link to see it.)
Not so super muddy, but muddy enough is this classic Women's World Cup, from Zolder. More awesome video, racing, music and muddy euro-girls from Petitesreines.