This last weekend saw a couple of great cross races within easy driving. Kickoff cross was the first race in the WV cross series put on by J.R. Petsko. Dry conditions and a flat course favored riders with a lot of power, with few good places for beer ups. Rob Lochner competed in the singlespeed and 3/4 categories with a 5th place in ss. Eric got a top 10 finish in the 1/2/3 race, and Stephanie represented in the W1/2/3 race. In the 3/4 race, I flatted away from the pit and decided to take Jason B’s mt bike for a lap.
His shoes were too small, so we met back up in the pit and I stole Eric’s front wheel (thanks by the way Eric). I didn’t finish very well, but ICB managed to score some points for the team overall.
Sunday was a whole other story. Overnight rain and half mountain bike course design led to some very muddy condition in the MOM Grove City cross race. The course started with a one lap promenade on pavement which easily spread out the sport from the beginner racers. The course turned sharply onto some tight muddy sections which the experts had previously torn up. A few small climbs sprinkled the singletack section which gave way to a more taditional cross section around some baseball fields. God handling in deep mud would definitely help here. The course then finished with a paved section with an off camber 180 10om before the finish. A good time was had, Rob, Ted, and Stephanie were also there to rep ICB.