11 Sep

There was lots to be done last weekend as it was the last weekend before the cyclocross season starts up here. The next two weekends will both be double headers at Nittany Cross then at Charm City. After raging a bit hard Friday night we made it out to Valley Forge Saturday morning for some cross practice with the team. Our team is pretty new and even newer to cyclocross. A few of us raced last year but most of the team this season will be their first go at it. Im excited to have teammates to cheer on (assuming I can wake up in time for their 8/9am starts)!


I had never ridden the single track around VF but they were pretty fun on a cx bike.  It was a bit more technical than what was needed for Nittany Cross so we setup a small cross course.  There was a fast barrier that took Ben out.  Also might need to get a chest mount for the GoPro… maybe ill borrow it sometime to see.



Then Lauren was coming in a bit too hot into a gravel 180 turn trying to pass me…

After dicking around for a while we all grabbed some lunch and headed up to Bikesport.  Glenn (whos first cx race will be nittany) has been riding an old school steel touring rig with bar end shifters… even though I know he could beat most of the field on that thing I wanted to get him on a proper bike for his first race.  Bikesport had just got in my warrentied SRAM Force shifter from when that car who didn’t feel like stopping clipped me.  We through on the shifter on the Ridley, dialed in the derailleur, and he was in business.  Im hoping he gets some miles in this week to learn SRAM and get the cockpit situated.


Then the rain hit an ruined the rest of our plans so we gorged ourselves at Su Toa.


4 plates and countless mg’s of MSG had me wanting to nap asap.




Luckily for our small apartment I was lending the Ridley away just in time for the MTB to come back home.  Niner had warrentied my old Air9 Carbon that had crackled for the brand new Air9 Carbon RDO…  proper shots soon to come.




The next day was bike riding and lounging in the park.  These legs need a rest day.  Hope everyone is enjoying the weather on the east coast, its beautiful out!






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