Race Report: 2016 Southern Cross – by Greg “FarmerG” Schisla

After last year’s weather delay (and other delays in past editions of the Southern Cross), the move of the race date forward to the start of March proved to be a good choice. Despite this, weather in the Georgia mountains maintained its reputation for being unpredictable. Case in point, I had ridden the new five mile […]

Found: Bonus Southern Cross 2015 Footage

An anonymous contributor sent in this piece of footage from the 2015 Southern Cross Race – think of it as the Springer Mountain Slip ‘n’ Slide. We can report the rider safely finished the race with almost no injuries 🙂 Thanks for viewing!

Southern Cross 2015 Race VIDEO

Earlier this week, Gravel Cyclist documented the stories of three lads who reside in Gainesville, Florida, and their experience at the 2015 Southern Cross Race in Dahlonega, Georgia. Now it’s time to present the race video, from the perspective of those lads – K-Dogg, Dr. Pain and JOM. This isn’t our longest video, due to […]

Southern Cross 2015: Bike & Clothing Setups of the Gravel Cyclist Crew

This is the first of many articles, in which we detail bike setups for the various races the Gravel Cyclist crew will attend in 2015 and beyond. Weather during Southern Cross 2015 was a mix of constant rain, overcast skies, low temperatures in the mid 40’s F, and highs in the mid 50’s F.   […]

Southern Cross 2015 Race Report: K-Dogg’s Perspective

I just love Gravel people. Lining up this year in a steady drizzle at the base of Springer mountain Georgia was more like a family reunion than a race. Everybody was smiling, shaking hands, and telling self denigrating race tales as if we were long lost cousins at a colossal gathering. Perhaps my Irish family […]

Southern Cross 2015 Race Report: JOM’s Perspective

As alluded to in my friend Dr. Pain’s blog posting, the weather for the 2015 Southern Cross race was moist to say the least. Two of my Georgia racer friends, Brian Rogers and Craig Bailey, possess tribal knowledge of the Dahlonega area. They decided to stay home. I’d worn blinders for several days leading up […]

Southern Cross 2015 Race Report: Dr. Pain’s Perspective

Perspective from Dr. Pain’s Cave First, let me point out that the race was rescheduled because of anomalous weather in Georgia on the original date. The first date had freezing rain, downed trees, snow and temperatures in the teens and 20’s. The rescheduled race day was better… really. Dr. Pain has resided in FL since […]

Throwback Thursday: K-Dogg’s Southern Cross 2013 Race Report

This Throwback Thursday report comes to you courtesy of our mate, K-Dogg. Mountain people say if you don’t like the weather just wait 10 minutes and it will change. They lie. The 51 mile, 2013 Southern Cross Ultra CX race was 28F degrees at the start and 34F degrees at the finish, 3 1/2 cold miserable […]