Sunday, October 28, 2012

2012 - Surf City Cyclocross, Aptos Highschool

Surf City CX race in Santa Cruz this morning was awesome. Lot of single track. Very fun course. Was apparently designed by local badass Ben Jacques-Maynes.

Did a very poor job positioning at the start. But, did a great job pacing myself and keeping the rubber side down. Passed a lot of people as they crashed or sucked at remounting. Was fun to ride (relativity) smoothly, even if I probably didn't place well.

Bummed I had to run home and missed watching the costume race. Good number of hot racer chicks were dressed up for it.

Credit; Jeff Namba.

Monday, October 15, 2012

2012 - El Dorado Hills CX

Very dusty and sandy. Bit technical. Some healthy climbing. Looks like the main climb was about 8% avg grade and took ~30 seconds.

First race this season I've managed to keep it rubber side down the entire time. Saw lots of riders lay it down in the turns and sand pits but I managed to avoid that. Was very pleased. Skills are coming back.


Photo by: Alex Chiu