Sunday, October 15, 2006

Waterford earns its keep


Cross bike.
Originally uploaded by sydney_b.
Chris Cross - Lawrence, KS
At the last minute, I opted for the Waterford instead of the Karate Monkey. I didn't know how the gearing would work out (42/16) but figured it would be OK and the singlespeed option gave me my first 'cross win. Including me, there were 5 beginner women and we raced with the cat 4 men. I should have gone ahead and done the open women's race too, but didn't, opting instead to watch and learn.

The course had a lot of loose gravel, two series of barriers, one like in the pic below and the other out of natural logs, and a sand pit. Running through the sand was the worst part. Other than that, it was a lot of fun and I'm really looking forward to doing more of this 'cross stuff.

10 comments:

gravy said...

That's too bad. j/k

You missed a couple super fun events.

Corn Maize and Wildernest Crazinest.

Oh well, at least you had a good excuse for missing the lincoln crowds.

sda said...

nice job syd. 'cross'll suck you in so fast .... i was down in the mtns. partaking in some action in breckendridge (snow, cold, fun) saturday and frisco (sunny, warm, fun) yesterday.

not good results in relation to last weeks finishes, but its early yet.

gotta love the cyclocross.

Anonymous said...

awesome job this weekend!!

gravy said...

BTW- it looks like you won the biggest bottle of tobassco sauce eva in that podium pict.

Nice.

cominatcha said...

Drinks like tobasco sauce but kicks like a ........

sydney_b said...

It was all tons of fun and u all should give 'cross a go.

Matt said...

Just wanted to say congratulations. nothing else fun or witty comes to mind.

sydney_b said...

:) Thanks, Matt.

mg said...

congratulations syd. nice riding. with the intensity that you attack new challenges, it won't be long before you're kicking butts in the open class too.

good luck this weekend!
mg

monkeygirl said...

congrats and luck.