My First Cyclocross race

Firstly, it was great fun! Secondly it was dusty. Thirdly I thought that I’d passed a lot of people (they started the 35+ Cat C’s 30 seconds after the under 35 Cat C’s so there were maybe 90 people ahead of me). Unfortunately I ended up 44 out of 58 in my category, which was a bit disappointing but it was my first race I guess. Joe mentioned there was at least one person bunny hopping the barriers, which seems like a bit of a sandbag for the begging class. And I don’t want to be a sore loser though, and like I said it was fun

It’s really strange being able to ride for 6 or 7 hours and then trying to “channel” that into 40 minutes of all out riding. I’m as tired as I would be after a 60 mile ride! Also the numbers on the Strava page are pretty consistent, so at least I didn’t blow up! Next race is either next weekend, if nobody wants to ride Tunitas Creek with me, and then November 6th at the SF bike expo.

Originally published at on October 17, 2010.