First, some introductions are in order. I’m Chris Moore, newest member of the Tex-Mex Syndicate. I live in Austin, Texas. Turn-ons: IPA, cantilever brakes, mud. Turn-offs: sticks that demolish your drivetrain, sandbaggers. Races down here are usually warm, dry, and fast, but lately we’ve been getting rain, so mud is always a possibility. The race season down here is governed by TXBRA. We’ve also got a Tuesday night series down here, the Dirt Derby (www.dirtderby.com), and when that’s rained out we’ve been having some seriously fun and hard alleycross races put on my Thy Neighbor (www.thyneighborsbike.com).