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Some obstacles at the CX race are harder to negotiate than others

Normally the hardest obstacle you'll need to navigate at the local 'cross race is a wooden hurdle or a steep grassy bank. Although, of course, the former of those has proved itself pretty tricky in the past.

But throw in a moving obstacle and things can get a bit tricky. We present footage from a Monster Cross race in Chesterfield, Virginia. You'd need a quick dismount to hop that one.

Okay it's not quite in the same league as a mountain biker getting taken out by an antelope. But still worth a watch.

Dave is a founding father of road.cc and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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I wonder what the damage to the bike was, didn't look like he was going anywhere soon. Broken spoke sounds when he lifted it up.

The thing I love about CX racing, Everyone just kept going. None of this "man down" lets pace him back on  19

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centrifuge [15 posts] 3 years ago
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poor deer...

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ubercurmudgeon [169 posts] 3 years ago
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Press 7 while watching to skip to the slow-mo replay at the crucial moment. It looks like the deer attempted to jump over the rider's front wheel, but miscalculated. It just goes to show that standards are slipping in physics classes in the cervine world.

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TR McGowran [15 posts] 3 years ago
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Doh! a dear...

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GerardR [123 posts] 3 years ago
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No, dear, it's "oh dear".

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Edgeley [349 posts] 3 years ago
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Could have been worse. Eek, an Elk.

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veseunr [257 posts] 3 years ago
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Looks like rain dear! (reindeer?!)  4

Was he not looking, he just had no idea! (no eye deer?!)

I'm here all week!!

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Paul J [884 posts] 3 years ago
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"I'm here all week, try the venison"

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Super Domestique [1605 posts] 3 years ago
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That would make you cross!

Geddit?