|This is how these guys roll - tents and trainers and power washers. They even bring their own fake lawns out for the show.|
Mike and I drove out to Holland yesterday to see what the Kiss Cross crew has been up to since my first 'cross race of the season at Plaster Creek Park. For those of you that haven't been to race at the municipal stadium in Holland you're missing it. Hands down one of the most enjoyable events both times I've made it out there. Two years ago saw mud, and this year didn't disappoint:
|Post-race goodness. Note the lack of front straddle cable on my bike and the unique rear derailleur placement on Mike's bike.|
Consequently I have no idea how many laps we did. I followed a Founders guy for 50 min + 1 lap thinking about how much fun it is racing in mud like that. For the first time this year I got to roll on my Specialized Terra's in the mud. They ride like the old Michelin Green's that are so coveted.
Next up is the Michigan State Championships held at Davisblurb (thanks for that one, Marc). Don't forget to practice your shoulder presses and stair climbing before going over the flying rhinover. You don't want to pull a muscle. With all luck we'll have some interesting weather by Sunday...
|Look at that orange wall sitting all smug just staring at you, daring you to try to actually run up it.|
Then the last race of the Michigan season is held at Midland on Sunday, 12/11. Be there or don't plan on racing your 'cross bike in Michigan in 2011 EVER AGAIN.