Tuesday at Aquila park is the local cyclo-cross scene. I've missed most of them because I thought they were still UCI sanctioned races, but they dropped that and the price this year. I have a write up on it here: cyclo-cross.
|Loading the gate, all 120+ of us|
|To make things interesting they put up barriers to jump.|
|Steep climb with hairpin turns challenge every riding skill.|
Blake joins the second race because he missed the first by minutes.
The hill climb is slow and a good place to take 'hand ups' or treats to help fuel the legs or spirit. Some by which are literally spirits. Beer mostly but I saw a few shots. This is, after all, the last of the season and a party atmosphere. Many will not see each other until next September.
Like many races there is a lot of yelling motivation to riders and riders panting and making animal noises as they suffer up a hill. My first write up had more story so I encourage you to follow the link, cyclo-cross, which brings me to my second reason for posting. I can't continue to post stuff at same rate as I once did. I'm still doing stuff every week but it's repetitive and I can't make cyclocross fun to read and it's been two years so I will need to change how I tell a story or simply post less often.