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December 10th, 2008

The Mud and Blood Ball is NOT to be missed. We will be featuring Zero Traction, 9-Ball Diaries, CX Magazine, the legends Tim Johnson and Jeremy Powers, organic brats and frites and awesome beer + many, many, many more surprises…..and don’t forget the ultimage SWAG giveaway

Kick off cross nationals the right way!

See ya all there

9 Ball Diaries to be played at the Mud and Blood Ball

December 10th, 2008

We will be playing it in the bar after Zero Traction. Thanks to Don Hampton for hooking us up.

It stars U.S. Cyclocross National Champion Tim Johnson. Ride along with road racing’s golden boy, Tim Johnson, as he wraps up his day job and makes the transition to compete in his true love: Cyclocross. Follow Tim as he tackles the North American cyclocross circuit, kicking it all off under the lights in Las Vegas. Then watch as he battles through the rain and mud of the greuling USGP series, eventually claiming the National Championship title on a brutal, frozen course in Kansas City.

Four-time Emmy Award-winning sports documentary producer and director, Don Hampton and his crew from DH Productions captured all of the drama and triumph in pristine high definition.
9 Ball Diaries

Mud and Blood Ball is an all-age party

December 9th, 2008

Please bring your kids

Zero Traction starts at 8:00, with SWAG raffle around 9:30

Fresh organic brats and frites

December 7th, 2008

Prepared by Executive Chef Mike Philips

Chef Phillips is an Iowa native who moved to the Twin Cities in 1985 to attend Hamiline College. After traveling and eating in other parts of the world, Mike started cooking in area restaurants such as the Modern Cafe and the Walker Art Center.  He and his wife Michelle opened and ran Chet’s Taverna, a popular neighborhood restaurant that was committed to working with regional and organic ingredients. After operating Chet’s for 6 years, Mike closed Chet’s in 2004.  His interest in sustainable living, organic quality, and European cooking techniques are an integral part of The Craftsman.

300 to be fed at Mud and Blood Ball

December 7th, 2008

We just got done making organic brats and frites for the Mud and Blood Ball. We have enough food for 300 people. Everyone with a ticket will get a brat and frites. If you pre-register, you will be guaranteed food. If you don’t pre-register, I can’t guarantee that you will be fed.

Tim Johnson and Jeremy Powers just confirmed that they will be attending the Mud Blood Ball

December 7th, 2008

Two of the best cyclocross racers in the country:

Jeremy Powers

Tim Johnson Last year’s US Cyclocross Champ

will be at the Mud and Blood Ball. SRAM made the call and made it happen. Thanks


November 24th, 2008

In order to have enough beer and food available, we need everyone to please pre-register. If you don’t, I can’t guarantee that there will be enough food or beer.

Preregister here


Directions to Mud and Blood Ball from Host Hotel

November 12th, 2008
A: 7640 NW Tiffany Springs Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64153-2304
2: Merge onto I-29 S/US-71 S via the ramp on the LEFT. 6.5 mi
3: Merge onto I-635 S via EXIT 3B toward KANSAS (Crossing into KANSAS). 12.6 mi
4: I-635 S becomes US-69 S/METCALF AVE. 1.2 mi
5: Turn SLIGHT RIGHT toward JOHNSON DR. 0.0 mi
6: Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto METCALF LN. 0.1 mi
7: Turn LEFT onto JOHNSON DR. 0.8 mi
8: End at 5909 Johnson Dr Mission, KS 66202-3330
B: 5909 Johnson Dr, Mission, KS 66202-3330
Total Time: 25 minutesTotal Distance: 21.38 miles

Bratwurst + Pomme Frites + Mayo at Mud and Blood Ball

November 12th, 2008

Just like being at the Cyclocross World Championships, we’ll be serving up gourmet Bratwurst and Frites.

Bratwursts will be $3 and Frites will be $2

The ultimate pre-race meal.

Vendors, Teams, Swag Bag

November 7th, 2008

If anyone wants a table to represent their team, brand, etc or if you want to put anything in the SWAG bag given out, let me know.