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Crossin’ things up

December 9, 2010

It has been almost 3 weeks now since the 24 hour race in Coldspring. Thanksgiving break in Terrell was all the recovery time I needed. I always look forward to cyclocross season in the fall-winter, but this year has been a little different. With the fall 24 hour races and my busy work schedule, I haven’t had the time for any of the statewide races. I’ve also put them off for financial reasons since Colleen lost her job at the end of October and things are tight on the homestead. A little racing bug came and visited me this past Tuesday though. There are two cross races in Austin this weekend and there just happened to be a Dirt Derby going on that night. I thought it would be a good way to jumpstart the old cross legs so we drove on out to Del Valle and I ended up 2nd in both the B and A races. The winner of each of those races totally destroyed me, but I figured for having a fall full of 24 hour races and having a two week break and hardly ridden a cross bike all season, those results were just fine by me. Plus I got my entry fee back so it was good motivation to race this weekend. My new racing rule is to not enter any race where I don’t stand a chance to win my entry back. Such are the compromises a broke architect/real estate entrepreneur who just can’t seem to ever fully give up racing must live with.

Here are the race flyers for anyone interested.

http://www.txbra.org/db/events/2011AlphaCross.pdf

http://www.txbra.org/db/events/2011CyclocrossScuffle4.pdf

I will probably be in the Men’s 3/4 and singlespeed races Saturday, and maybe singlespeed and Men’s Open on Sunday. Stop on by. Bring some beer. Bring a cowbell. Do some heckling!

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