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The Curious Case of Benjamin's MTBiking

This past Monday our own B. Fietz had a nasty head on collision with a brake rotor while mountain biking at Palos.  We’ll spare you the gory details and just say that it was the most blood we’ve seen since Blade II (specifically the scene where the old vampire is taking a bath in a pool of blood).  One ambulance ride, seventeen stitches and a trip to Taco Bell later, Ben is feeling good and ready to get back after it.  He could however use some help offsetting the cost of the Dr.’s needlework, so if you can swing it, please put a couple dollars in Ben’s Head Wound Fund (via Paypal to

Thanks for the support, and keep the rubber side down!!


It's a beautiful Sunday here in Chicago, and what better weather to thank some of our mamas for bringing us into this world.


Betty, Dr. Morell's ma, has been with us since day one, dilligently following this blog and sportin' the Cuttin Crew signature shirt!

Mama Perkins has been known to not only show up to some track racing, but also throw in a buck or two as one of our 2012 sponsors!

Jean shows off where Max got the talent to cut the rug!

Brian's mama, Linda, has been a great supporting role in his life and along the sidelines of all CCC events!

My mama, Judi, shows her team spirit with a couple of beautiful quilts!

Judy's lack of fear in streets of Chicago definitely rubbed off on Daphne!

And Tresa, the beautiful mother of Ella and wife of Avi...the way this woman juggles three super active kids is astounding!


And speaking of MoM, yesterday's Monsters of the Midway allowed the ladies to showcase some skills of Team Prime and Team Podium! Seems like the ladies stole all of the luck doled out for the day, as the dudes contested against strong fields and flat tires with some unfortunate circumstances. Andrew and Jeff took the mics and easily stole the MC of the IL Cup awards while Dapher's mom braved the rain to cheer the Crew. All in all, another day of bike racing in the books!

For more mama inspiration, be sure to check out ICA's post of the mamas of Illinois bike racing!

See you at the track Thursday!


Photo courtesy of Dilts

Remember the first time you met him? Or the first time you heard him shout "TEAM KRUNKSHOX" from across the park? Get ready to see more of the proclaimed "Dave Zabriskie of Cuttin Crew" all pretty in pink at all of the road races this man can manage.

Every generation has had their Cher, their Madonna, their Ke$ha. We've got our MUMFORD.

Need I say it?


Done Did Best Year Ever

Soooo...we put together this really fantastic limited edition 2012 Chicago Cuttin' Crew Calendar for our wonderful sponsors, and being the punctual team that we are, we'd like to welcome February 2012 to all of our site followers by presenting pdf versions. We love you guys! Keep following us! We've got a million and one goals for 2012, and we'd love to have you guys hop on for another ride!

Without further ado (right click, choose "Save As"),

Version 1 - EZ Layout: for those of you who want it printed simply

Version 2 - EXTREME Layout: for those of you who know how to manipulate your settings to make it print as a real calendar (trust us, this one is tricky to figure out, but we have full faith in your ambition)

ENJOY, family, friends, rivals, and everyone in between!


CCC fam


Aside from the excitement circulating the highly anticipated Afterglow race coming up Saturday, December 17, AND the excellent Afterglow Afterparty orchestrated to benefit West Town Bikes, we have extra special news to share about one of our major sponsors and friend, Mr. Marcus Moore's Yojimbo's Garage.

Through the month of December he is selling everything at HALF PRICE! 50% off! His new hours are posted on his site (M, F 2P-7P, Sa, Su 12P-4P) so be sure to swing by and knock on the ol' red door on Clybourn and check out what's good!