Sunday, October 21, 2012

Downeast Cyclocross 2012

I'd have to admit I was a little intimidated to try this race after watching it the day before.  $45 and a minor injury later here I am after riding a test lap.  Armed with a bike that is capable of doing this race but not the most competitive.  I'm a little worried about my Nashbar Comfort Road Road Tires.  They look like a small block off road tire so what the heck!

20 minutes later here I am.  I'm the one ALL the way at the beck of the pack to the very right of the picture.
 I'd have to say this was one of the most difficult events I've participated in...and one of the most satisfying.

At this point I've started to get a little muddy.

OK, more than started.

 Three laps and about 8.5 miles of grass, mud pits, roots, and huffing and puffing I'm at the finish.

 Actually pretty glad they called it before I had to put in another lap.  Finished 18 out of about 32 in my category and got to pass a few more, life it good..
Videos to come?

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