So the cracker jack staff here at FMVC service course has now gotten through the first month of the cross season. Needless to say, it's been to damn hot to race so we dont really have alot to talk about in the form of race coverage.
The Kick It TT race was a pretty good time. When this "idea" was thrown around it had great potential. But the technical committee at the ACA decieded to "neuter it" and it was more a good time that a real race. It should be noted though, everyone had a great time, there was free beer, a frites truck and lots of laughs.
The next day some of the kids went up to Valmont and raced. This is usually breaking first rule of our team but we understand the mafia style politics of cross now. The ACA rolled over and gave the boys from the bubble 7 racing days. They have do this or the income from those races is lost. It's a win/lose situation they are in...but that is for another blog post. Once the racing started, Brian had a bit of an issue with keeping air in his tire. That would be one big ass screw sticking out of his carbon wheel. Luckily for us, we know people who can fix this up without an issue. But still, it is shitty luck. The rest of the fast kids did a great job racing.
What has really been the best racing this year has been the Back to Basics CX races put on by our buddies over at RLW. They guys have taken the lead in putting on quality events, timely results and have impoved the course at the kiddie prison in Golden this year. For the same cost as a bottle of Chimay, you go out and race, either in your category or race up a category and challenge yourself and still get in a great workout in. Hell, the C's race, which is the SM4's and BDDL has an average of 70 guys each week. There are only 2 races left but get out there and have fun.
I finally got out from behind the wheel of my new toy, Little Blauw, and pinned on a number and raced in the heat of Sunday over at Adrenaline CX. Since I have not raced since the TT, I didn't get a call up and I dont know why. Started at the back, moved up and settled in and then went about the business at hand of not throwing up. Finsihed without falling down, having a screw through my wheel and felt pretty good about it. With the weekend of cold temps and mountain races coming up, cross season is shaping up to be a good time. Enjoy!