I just found this over Dan Kaufman's Crank My Chain and just I thought it perfect halloween fun.
While Cross racing is pretty unheard of around North Florida. It's a fairly popular end of season pastime in both the Northeast and Northwest portions of the county.
And of course those wacky Oregonians infuse what is normally a test of mental and physical endurance with pure unadulterated (maybe a little adulterated) bike fun. This is what riding a bike is about.
"ASTORIA, Ore. – If you didn’t bring a costume to last Sunday’s Cross Crusade race you may have placed better but you also got heckled. The weather was perfect for camping, outrageous outfits and two days of racing at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds."