Sunday, February 1, 2009

Cross My Heart Cyclocross - Quick Report

Competed today in the C-Mens race at the inaugural edition of the Cross My Heart cyclocross, sponsored by the guys at Proteus and held at the Cherry Hill RV Park in College Park, Maryland.

Awesome race. Course was very creative, well designed, and with a nice flow. Additionally, while it was unseasonably mild, the course was still snowy, icy, slushy, and muddy. Also known as "fun". The atmosphere was a social and enjoyable as to be found at any 'cross race: complete bike culture, competitive racing, but no elitism. Just a good 'ol time with lots of bikes, riders, and mud. Kudos to the Proteus guys on a great race and a great job, and I hope they have this race again next year.

I raced in the C Mens race, and place 5th in the field of 57 riders - my best result ever in a CX race. Afterwards, I took advantage of the fact that one of the very few kosher restaurants in the area, Pita Plus, was just down the road, so The Complete Jewish Cyclist was able to grab some real meaty kosher food post-race.

More to come...