It's that time of year again and while most of you are still tri training and racing, I'm thinking It's time to pull my cross bike down and get jiggy with it. I completely suck at this sport
and this is the honest truth. Just ask Kathy, or Gary, or Cort. I toe the line with 2 dozen or so other women with quads of steel and oodles of experience and massively great single track cycling skills and then there's me. The triathlete. I look like a lemon in a crate of clementines.
Riding in your areobars all summer on smooth pavement averaging a HR that is manageable enough to carry on a conversation or pop in a Clif Blok, is not conducive to cross racing.
This will be season 3 for me and I'm hoping that in the least, I remember some of my cross skills.
I will be picky about what I will sign up for being privy to most of the courses offered around here.
The goals will be simple:
Avoid any courses with pee my pants descents
Too many sand pits
No woods to go hide and cry in
Pea stone gravel