|Someone needs a haircut. Or perhaps just a hat. Photo: Amy Dykema|
|Saturday's preliminary course map - so many squiggly lines they bleed into one blue mass in places.|
|Sunday's preliminary course map - I'm not sure all squiggles shown made it in to the final course design.|
Sunday's race held at the YMCA camp Duncan was an altogether different kind of race - it required lots and lots (and lots) of pedaling, punctuated by a couple of fun and highly technical sections. It was a great setting for a CX race, but it rewarded riders who are good at pedaling, and that's just not me. For me, it was an absolute suffer-fest. I'm NOT complaining - some courses suit me better, some worse. That's racing. Without a doubt, I'll be back next year, and perhaps I'll have a little more time between now and then to practice that pedaling stuff.