Monday, September 28, 2009

Cyclocross Diaries

Cross Practice update-

Week one of Cyclocross practice has come and gone and week two is now upon us. The first day of cross practice saw two crossers; your beloved host and one other intrepid soul, as well as one watcher who came just to see what all the ruckus was about (word- bring a bike yo). Hot Hot Hot is the only way to describe it. Friday was day two of the first week of Go Tri Sports Cycling cyclocross practice, this time at the West Side Aquatic Center. Pracitce started with four crossers, a mountain biker and a nice downpour. Ah, good times. The rain did nothing to dampen our spirits and a good time was had by all. A big thanks to all those who came out and decided to brave the heat and rain. Practice is on for both days this week and hopefully the temps will begin to fall again.

The courses could be best described thusly:

Hughes Middle short course - Short punchy climbs, some thick grass, some short but high speed pavement, a short run-up, multiple barriers and little to no rest.

Note: For parking at Hughes on Wed. - Use the first (lower) parking area away from the school.

Westside Long course - Both short and long climbs followed by a brutal run up then a higher speed section, and as always multiple barriers. Half and full course options.

For those of you who are going to Fletcher on Oct. 7th for the last of this season's- Wednesday's Gonna Make You Suffer(fest), this week will be a good chance to get in some last minute practice. Oh, and next Wed.'s practice is canceled but next Friday should be On On!

Cheers- Rob

Bernard Hinault says- "Attack! It’s necessary to attack. There are not 36 solutions, just attack!"