With the 1’st Timer race done it was time to turn my attention to the main race for my Spooky Cross / Krosstoberfest weekend, the CX4 race. This course was awesome with a mix of hard pack dirt from the horse racing track, grass infield, a flyover and some BMX style burms and whoop section. After a 1 lap warm up I lined up to start with 44 other racers. I started near the back of the pack and quickly passed a few racers on the long straight and through the infield. On the second lap, after battling this guy for a while, I passed him going over the flyover and never looked back. On the last lap this other guy had a late charge and was slowly catching me, but I was able to squeak out just a little more speed and held him off. In the end I came in 27’th of 45. It was a tough first race but really fun. I will be doing more cyclocross races for sure!
For those of you interested, here is the Strava info.
*Outstanding photography provided by John Lemus!