Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Cross Season Has Begun!

At last autumn is here and cyclocross has started. The race season for Bjorn Fox started with USGP Planet Bike, followed by a Central Coast Cyclocross Race near Monterey, CA, and Sacramento Cross race this past weekend. Now with five races under his belt, he fells more confident about his cyclocross form. Bjorn has the new Ridley X-Fire all built up and racing. Bjorn said, “It was pretty awesome to race at local races with riders like Ben Jacques-Maynes and Justin Robinson.”

Monday, October 11, 2010

Boulder CX Series #1 and #2!!

My cyclocross season just started two or so weeks ago and I am totally psyched to be racing 'cross again! This will be my 4th season on the CLIF BAR Development Cyclocross Team and I am totally stoked! My first race was the Boulder CX Series Race #1 in the Senior Men's 3's at Xlinx down in Longmont, CO! I was feeling really good and was ready to fly off the start line (especially after having an epic crash in my warm up)!! At the start I was in the first row but didn't go to crazy in the begining and was sitting in about 10th place going into a sand pit about halfway through the first lap. I rode through the sand pit as hard as I could and passed about 3-4 racers in each direction! At the end of the first lap I was in 3rd! On the second lap, I really started to get into my groove and passed the second place rider (Michael Dessau) and stayed in second for another lap or so. Shortly there after, I got passed and was riding hard to keep my 3rd place for the rest of the race! I was very pleased with this result given it was my first SM 3's race of the season!

Two weeks later, I did the second race of the series at Interlocken Loop in Superior, CO! The course today was a very hard course!! The mud was not super wet, but really sticky making the course feel like you were riding on velcro. I got off to a good start in the SM 3's but I wasn't having a great day so I started to fade about halfway through the race. I ended up in 15th on the day which I wasn't exactly pleased about but it wasn't terrible either. Huge shout out to ex-CLIF BAR Team Member Yannick Eckmann winning the Pro-1-2 field today!! Really looking forward to the Aspen Lodge CX Race next weekend!!

Thats all for now!

(Photo Credit to Dejan Smaic)

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