Rode out with a couple of friends to watch a cyclocross race over the weekend in Verdugo Park, Glendale. Man, those are some super cool bikes they ride. It’s amazing the abuse they take - and the riders, too – I don’t know how they manage to push themselves so hard for 45 minutes.
It was a pretty fun time watching them twisting around and around all over that park. The course was really well laid out and took advantage of every topographical aspect the park had to offer. I thought the grass sections would get ripped up but it looked like it was holding up pretty well.
The crowd was a little bigger than the race I went to a couple years ago but still needs to grow for full fun factor. We need more people ringing bells and drinking beer along the course.
One of these seasons I’m going to have to borrow a cx bike and get out there myself. I guess the trick is to push just hard enough so you go around really fast but not so hard that you puke.
The only gripe I have is that 95% (probably) of the racers drove their bikes to a park many miles away so they could ride them around in circles which seems a little wasteful… that, and the lack of beer...
But, just to end on a high note, I do love those sexy knee-high socks!