Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Cap City Cyclocross

Capitol City opened the cyclocross season in central Iowa. It was great to see all of the pink gals out there racing. If you have not come to watch, get out this Saturday evening at Mullet's. It is night racing under the lights. It is a rowdy crowd for a sport where hackling is cherished. Close your eyes and bands rocking the night; brightly clad bikers pedaling, running and carrying bikes over barriers; racing fans mixed with local just looking for a fun night of beer and friendship. Did I say BEER! Yes a beer tent usually with great prices. So what are you waiting for.................come on out. The women race at 8:45 p.m. Full sked at But back to the races...............Saturday's race was fast and furious. The course was dry and fast. There was a large hill to race down with a funky turn in it. For those unable to navigate the tight turn, it was a run off through the yellow tape. Rumor has it that this was one of our own pink gals on nice new Jamis bike! Congrats to Michelle Smith Jones for taking 6th and Abby for taking 9th in the very competitive Cat 4 race. Lee finished 4th and Julie G 5th in 45+ race. The Sunday version switched the uphill with a downward route. There was a fast downhill that allowed many riders to catch some air. The uphill was a double barrier climb. Those folks on heckler hill were kind enough to install a chair where one could rest and enjoy a beer. The proof is in the pictures. Lee personally thanks Pete for bike transportation while she was taking a breather. Boy, you have to love cyclocross. Rumor has it that even the women's winner stopped for a quick beer hand-up. The race was brimming with Pink Gals! Congrats to Ali on her 4th place finish in the tough Women's Cat 4. Kim pulled off a 7th place finish in the Cat1/2/3. Lee and Amy each took second in the Masters 35+ and 45+ respectively. Your Roving Race Reporter, Luann I am having trouble putting up photos.............will try in a second blog!

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