Tag: bc cup cyclocross
Riding my new TCX Carbon at the New Brighton BC Cup Race. Photo-John Irvine
As luck would have it, the rain hasn’t fallen on one of the first three BC Cup Cyclocross races this season (looks like tomorrow’s race will be torrential though). I am fully ready for the axle deep mud bogs and crusted mud-in-the-eyes. This past weekend was the second and third races at New Brighton Park and Vanier Park. I am on a role of second place finishes which I am partially ecstatic about, however, after three second place finishes, I am starting to wonder what I need to do to win!? This new bike I have leaves me with no excuses in the hardware department! I better get training and study the tactics book some more…
Dream CX machine at 16.18 pounds, race ready.
My new TCX SL Advanced … Read More »
With tired hockey legs, Justin picks off riders moving up to 2nd place
The Island Cross Series started off yesterday with lots of sun, a fabulous course, and tons of people awaiting their first douse of cyclocross pain! Thanks to the awesome organization of Wendy Simms and Norm Thibault, course directors Curtis Saunders and Lisa Ludwig, and the incredible fleet of volunteers from Cumberland that assisted course set up/take down, and made the race happen.
Riding barriers at maximum height of 16″, these guys are hauling!
With a pleasant one o’clock start, I took on the course first in the intermediate race. Surrounded by some bent teenagers and enthusiastic men, I was the only woman and one of two on a mountain bike. The pace was fast, as expected right off the get go, but even in big … Read More »
A big dust cloud quickly developed in the starting lane of the first Cross Race in Langley
My first Cyclocross Race of the season started out in a big cloud of dust on a beautiful Langley Pumpkin Farm. Since I finished last season in 2nd place for the series, I was called up to the front row for the start of the Masters Category (35+). I slipped a pedal at “go” and then fumbled the first corner, losing about 5 places. So much for keeping the hurt locker open for the first half lap; I was red lined trying to keep at the front, choking on dust, feet shaking trying to clip my pedals in and pedal at 160 cadence, haha!
Things opened up in lap 2; into the woods.
After the first lap we settled into a groove and the pace jumped … Read More »