It was me, Rob Bousquet, Renee Bousquet in her virgin CX race, Andy Nook, and Glen Gollrad. Five X'ers against the world.
I arrived in enough time to set up our team tent with Rob and Andy, get suited up, and watch Andy take off for his 2nd 'cross race ever, and his first race on a new (to him) bike. He looked good on his first lap, but I'll let him tell you what happened after that…
|Andy, and friends, heading up...|
Anyway, I assumed my starting spot near the mid/back of the pack, and soon the race began. The course was pretty fun, good tight turning sections which I love because that's where I can pass other racers. There was one set of barriers, plenty of hairpin turns, one packed down sandy section and then the "fly over."
I've rolled in on steeper, higher, and scarier ramps than this, so it was all fun for me.
I don't have an tales of triumph or woe, I simply pedaled as fast as I could for 40 minutes, and came in 38th out of 76. Smack dab in the middle. My quest for mediocrity continues!
As an interesting side note, the elevation profile looks like a telemetry tracing of someone with bradycardia and low voltage QRS complexes... I'm not sure if I see P waves...