The final PACC cyclocross race of the winter was today. It was a sunny and warm day with no mud to be seen. The course (map) was similar to the previous courses, but with a huge spiral, and a couple good mulch run-ups, which were both quite rideable. Here’s what my phone and Google Tracks thought of the course:
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As usual, I rode the Gunnar. There were no major changes from the last race, save airing the tyres down from 45/50PSI to 30/35 (F/R). The All Terrainasarus tyres did very well at the lower pressure, and I think something like 28/32PSI might work a little better.
So, the Gunnar did well, and I had a great race. Before the race I decided that I was going to put in more effort than the last and either blow up before the finish, or place higher. In the end, I placed fourth, which is a decent improvement over the seventh place finish in the previous race.
Dan borrowed Rachel’s Specialized Sirrus so he could try out a cyclocross race. The Sirrus had about 2 kg of extra weight removed, the brakes swapped from ‘American’ to ‘rest-of-the-world’, and the old 32/30 Speedmax Pros swapped on for the race. Dan did well, winning the B grade. Here’s the Sirrus before and after:
The full race results, race animation and a write-up are over on PACC.
Also, I’d like to thank everyone at PACC and those who helped organize, setup and tear-down the races. The cyclocross series was a lot of fun, and I’m looking forward to the next race.
Here’s a great video of the first lap of the CX B race from kdcd. I’m the one in the “authentic” 2009 U.S. Postal Service Pro Team yellow jersey :
How many funny, strange, weird or scary expressions can you find?