The Bikes of Bobke Strut…9

Year: 2001
Location: Baltimore, MD
Event: 30+ National Cyclocross Championship and Elite SuperCup Finale
Frame manufacturer: Fort
Frame material: Decommissioned Czech Republic tank steel
Gruppo: Primarily Dura-Ace 9 speed

There's nothing quite like getting a flat on the start line about 1 minute prior to a National Championship starting whistle to get the adrenaline going. And then having your replacement front wheel be totally inappropriate for an exceptionally slick mud-fest. I think I nuked a laundromat washing machine that evening trying to extract some semblance of normalcy from the heap of festering, muddy kit.
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