Today at “PSI-clocross for Life” CX race in Woodstock Illinois we had another perfect day for racing. I would say a perfect day for just about any racing. Most racers chose the same clothes they wore just a couple months back at a 100 degree crit. The course was another story. Not considering weather conditions the Woodstock course will be the most challenging course of the year. It wasn’t overly technical, but it felt like you were constantly climbing. When you did find a decline it was filled with roots, rock, and ruts and was always followed up by a 90 degree turn. With the right skill riders were able to take a good amount of speed into the turns, but you had to be confident in your handling or a 100 year old oak was waiting to great you. The rest of the course flowed well with a wide start shoot and the crowd favorite “heckle hill” where a barrier was placed at the bottom which required a run up. For those that have been doing the bandit cross this was a breeze. For Bicycle Heaven we had a much smaller group than last week. One of the highlights was Eric Christ’s debut in cat 2 after upgrading this week. This was a great course for Eric and he capitalized with 18th overall in 1/2/3 and 5th among cat 2’s.
John Craychee, sporting his leaders jersey, again showed ALL of the 60+ guys that they need to work a little harder.
The Heuser boys and Paradis girls continue to represent the Junior team with strong finishes. Andy tried his hand at the 4b race and placed in an impressive 17th.
This weekend is Indian Lakes. This event is a blast. The race is on a golf course and a lot of people stay at the hotel over the weekend so the crowds are usually large. The weather looks amazing so come on out. I heard a rumor that we might even have the BH tent this weekend.
This week don’t for get about Bandit Cross on Tuesday, possibly some interval training on Thursday, and then we’ll see you at Indian lakes.
Here are some pictures of the W4’s, Masters, and Juniors starts. Public FB album
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