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To Be Determined Journal

To Be Determined is a journal of cycling, adventure and photography, curated by a NYC-based cycling team known as TBD Racing or Team TBD. From criteriums to cyclocross to bikepacking and gravel it is all part of the TBD Journal.

A Season in the Slop: The 2018 Cyclocross Season in Photos

Katie Busick.  Supercross Cup 2018

Katie Busick. Supercross Cup 2018

It’s fitting that the US cyclocross season wrapped up by taking one last mud bath at Nationals—where 15-time champ Katie Compton called the conditions the most ‘epic’ of all the nationals she’d ever raced. This was the wettest year on record for a number of cities on the east coast, and the weather delivered one of the muddiest cyclocross seasons in recent memory. In summary, Climate Change beat us all this season. We are burnt-out to a crisp. But before we go, let’s take a last look at our favorite photographs and races from the 2018 ‘cross season. A big thanks to all of the photographers who trekked to each race this year to capture our best (and worst) moments.

 
Stephen Rousseau at CycleSmart Cross Camp in August 2018.

Stephen Rousseau at CycleSmart Cross Camp in August 2018.

The Bikes

The Garneau DreamFactory delivers again with a series of incredible custom colorways for our Steeple CX lineup—red, blue, blood, pink and navy.

Stephen Rousseau and Clark Fredricksen at Nittany Lion Cross 2018. Photo by Lester Images

Stephen Rousseau and Clark Fredricksen at Nittany Lion Cross 2018. Photo by Lester Images

Charm City Cyclocross p/b “The Mud Pit”

Travis Burkel took the win, but this photo with Daghan Perker took our hearts. Photo by Trevor Raab

Verge CycleSmart International Northampton:

It tried to be muddy. It really did. But despite a two-day downpour before the race, the course drained overnight so well that, by God, it was sunny and dry and people were riding file-treads.

Rockland County Supercross Cup

We don’t remember what you’re talking about. What race? Seriously we’ve blocked it from memory. Say the word “mud” again. I dare you.

Lizzy Gunsalas

Sixteen-year-old Lizzy Gunsalas raced in Men’s category 3 in the each of the ultra-competitive NECX Vittoria Series and beat TBD on multiple occasions this season. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for this bright talent.

Supercross Cup. Photo by Sebastian Vidal

NBX

Steven Hyde returned from injury to annihilate the field just before Nationals, while Katie Keough cruised to victory. Spencer Petrov, well, was Spencer.

Rainey Park Cyclocross

Keith Garrison showed the big races how it’s done. He had more beginner men and women race than either Supercross and HPCX. Well-done, Keith.

Mark Steffen at Rainey Park. Photo by Daghan Perker

Travis Berkel and Mark Steffen at Rainey Park. Photo by Daghan Perker

Dan Chabanov at Rainey Park. Photo by Daghan Perker

Clay Parker Jones (2nd), Jun Sugai (1st) and Daghan Perker (3rd) in the Men’s category 3 race at Rainey Park. Photo by Scott Rettino

USA Cyclocross National Championships 2018.2

Katie Compton on her way to her 15th national title in Louisville, KY. Photo by Daghan Perker

Stephen Hyde, who overcame a fractured sternum in September to race nationals this month and win his third consecutive title. Photo by Daghan Perker