The "Steeplechase of Cycling" they call it. I was a steeplechase runner in high school and college, and the name fits. The races are short, but brutal. Even at the back and slower than the business end of the race, it hurts. I call it cross lung post race. Things come up from the depths of my lungs.
The last two races were pretty lackluster. I see my friend's in good form. I am not. I have a million excuses, but they don't make me fit or faster. I have learned to race smarter, but the race has changed a bit for me. At this point since 2005, I have logged more races on a single speed in CX than on a geared bike. I forget what it is like to race gears.
Some images of the last few years. The good , the bad and the ugly. I still love cross.
I have made some great friends and have a great team I am on. Like minded cyclist that balance being competitive and having fun. Real lifestyle cyclist. I am honored to suit up and race with these guys. We had 9 guys in the Single Speed race Sunday. In search of that Nana Cup. Our own team competition for the that coveted single speed CX crown.