Posts Tagged ‘cyclocross’

Cyclocross in 1859 Magazine

Cyclocross in 1859 Magazine

I usually photograph many cyclocross races throughout the fall and early winter. This year, however, I only went to two in search of images. The good people at 1859 Magazine asked me to wander the course in search of racers and fans for a spread in the January/February issue. I couldn’t resist going to Bend […]


PDXCROSS – On pause

PDXCROSS - On pause

Each Monday, we’ve gotten several inquiries: Where are the pictures? It’s true, we have not updated the site with a gallery of images from the weekend’s cyclocross race as we have done the past four seasons. PDXCROSS is on hold, you might say. A few of the contributors moved away last year, a few are […]


Cyclocross in the New York Times

Cyclocross in the New York Times

A few days have slipped by since the New York Times ran a photo page with a stack of my cyclocross images from the past few years. I’m flattered and humbled by the placement, the comments and the high fives. Thanks for looking. Thanks for riding. I’ve shot many assignments and pictures have run in […]


Alpenrose 2011

The Cross Crusade kicked into gear on Sunday with nearly 1,500 riders (plus 250 in the kids race) at Alpenrose Dairy in Portland. We’ve posted a selection of images on our pdxcross.com site… all content © Tim LaBarge 2011


Cyclocross: Learning to compete, and be sweet

A few weeks ago after pounding out a kiddie cross race, Jack, age 4, asked with a slightly disgruntled tone, “Papa, why doesn’t anyone ever win the kid race?” It’s true, I told him, no one wins. This race is about having fun with your friends and riding your bike. This past weekend at the […]


The Tape

I met this very nice photographer at the 2010 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships. We greeted each other, smiled about the fact that we’re both named Tim. He told me he shoots a lot of surfing and that sounded quite nice given that the temperature was hovering in the low 30s and it was starting […]


Good Cheers and Good Hugs at the Cyclocross National Championships

Just because riders are racing for the top spot on the podium, a medal and the stars and stripes champion jersey it doesn’t mean that these folks are hardened and seasoned tough guys. Things got a bit emotional at the finish line this past Friday morning. And when you’re just barely a teenager and competing […]


Cyclocross winding down, but ramping up

Sunday was the last race of the Cross Crusade cyclocross series here in the Portland area. It’s been a wet and wonderful time. There are just three weekends of racing left here in the area…but one of those includes the National Championships over in Bend. So while things are heading toward a seasonal calm, those […]


Splish. Splash.

Hillsboro 2009 My photography pal called me out: “Dude. You remade your own picture!” Guilty, I thought. I couldn’t resist shooting the watery slop of a puddle the racers were slicing through last week at PIR. And yes, it’s the same idea as last year’s image from the Hillsboro race. But, hey, they were going […]


Kiddie Cross

When you line up for any kind of race in Bend, Ore., there’s a good chance you’ll find an Olympian or ex-Olympian lining up nearby. That place is loaded with champions. Even the fans appear to be in better shape than the runners or cyclists who are doing the racing. So I wasn’t surprised to […]


Cyclocross: Alpenrose

Well they turned out in droves today for the first Cross Crusade race at Alpenrose Dairy. They negotiated the parking lot first. Then the check in. And then the real race began… Riders ran up the famed staircase, sprinted through the old-timey townsite, crept along the off-camber grass, bounced through bumpy pastureland and they finished […]


PDXCROSS is bound for Bend

© Tim LaBarge 2009 It’s been a long, exciting and frustrating season. Long: What I think of being an eight weekend series has somehow turned into more than three months of races. It starts with the dust and sweat and the lingering heat of Summer and ends this weekend with snow and single digit temperatures […]


End of a series

© Tim LaBarge 2009 As the elite racers came into the final run-up of the final lap of the final race of the Cross Crusade, I could hear the excitement in the crowd build. But, I couldn’t see what was happening…yet. A fantastic race with several lead changes came down to the final hundred feet. […]


Biketobeerfest

© Tim LaBarge 2009 I was up the street at Hopworks on Saturday. It was the last weekend of summer and so there were any number of festivals, races and events a person could have done. But how could you miss cold beer and Huffy tossing? It was a bike-crazy-Portland kind of event…so I posted […]


Fan Appreciation Day

My first real cyclocross race ever was about one year ago at the Battle at Barlow. It rained most of the week before the race. And it rained the day of the race. The course was a soggy, muddy mess. To be quite honest, if I hadn’t already shelled out my twenty dollar enlistment fee […]


pdxcross

© Tim LaBarge 2008 I went out to the Pain on the Peak race this morning with the intention of making a few pictures for our new site pdxcross. Well, the boys and I checked out the cute dog, saw a bit of the course and then it was time for a picnic under a […]


On your mark…

© Tim LaBarge 2008 Cyclocross season is still a few weeks away here in the Pacific Northwest, but judging from the look in Leo’s eyes, he’s ready to hear the race director say “Go!”. This past weekend was the first in a series of races out at Kruger’s Farm on Sauvie Island. No barriers, no […]