Goals going in:
1. Have fun
3. Eat Mexican food after.
1. 'Cross is a blast, even though it is as painful as beating yourself in the head with a shovel.
2. People who race 'cross seem to train for 'cross. I haven't been training at all.
3. 'Cross isn't anything like mountain bike racing. It's more like trying to catch a speeding bus that has your wife or best friend or loved one on it before it goes over a cliff at 90 mph...on your bike.
4. It's definitely something I will do alot of next fall...after training for it.
5. Training for and racing cross will make me a faster mountain bike racer.
When I saw Ron suffering like a dog, I knew that I was hooked! That didn't come out right...Let's try again; Cross is challenging no matter what level you are as a racer. It is a race of truth. There is always room to improve. I guess what is appealing to me is that becoming a good cyclocross racer is a journey, not a destination. Deep thoughts.
The fun is hard to beat. You push yourself to the limit and when you have nothing left, you push some more. I can get into that. I finished way down in the field at 28th. I wasn't last, or second to last or third to last...but that wasn't my goal. My goal was to discover something new, and it turned out to be harder, but better, than I ever expected. Good job Frank. Good job Ron. Thanks for cheering Pookie!