If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning, torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day... EB White
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Winter elements arrive for Minnesota cyclocross championships
Looking out the window this morning, and watching the blowing snow at Bassett Creek Park I wondered if the state cyclocross championships might possibly be canceled. In checking with one of the race officials, he actually seemed pleased about the conditions. He figured there would be some good mud, given the warm soil and the fresh snow.
Early rider checking out the course
This is a sport for tough, hard core bikers. Not only do they bike in often challenging elements, the course always has hills and barriers they must lift their bikes over. Sometimes they even ride or carry their bike through a volleyball court's sand pit. Even as a pretty dedicated long distance runner, I'm extremely impressed with the level of conditioning these cyclo-cross bikers exhibit. It is inspiring to watch their tenacity.