Sunday, September 21, 2008

Cyclocross is Coming

This summer I got amped about bikes. I've known about cyclocross for a couple of years and started looking into it. Then I started talking with people at work about it, watching videos online, and am now fully amped to try it out.

The first race is coming up on October 4th and I'm going in headfirst. Yesterday I spent about 2 hours at Wheeler Farm practicing. They have a couple races there so I went and just made up my own route. Some fast open sections, some short sections of singletrack, one small hill to run up, and pretend barriers. It went really well. I only got one flat tire and only wrecked/fell over three times (I'm not completely confident on clipless pedals and am not use to having to unclip to put my foot down).

For those who are unfamiliar with cyclocross here's a short video that explains it all:


Mrs. Olsen said...

"An Hour In Hell" - Sounds great! :) I want to see YOUR video during a race!

Jessica said...

Looks cool, as long as mud and beer is involved you are sure to have a good time!

climbinskier said...

Rachel-I'll see if I can get Jessica to video some of it.

Jessica-You are right about the mud. The beer? Not so much. ;)