2008 Dekalb Cross

I was worried about today’s race, expecting rain and really not looking forward to it.  I know that as time goes on, the beginner women’s field tends to get smaller, and today’s group was smaller than the group at Jackson Park, but it still was a pretty big group overall – 12 women in the field.  It rained throughout the race, and it wasn’t nearly as uncomfortable as I had expected.  In fact, the course actually was more fun as the corners started getting slick.  I finished 9th out of 12.  

It looked like the guys had even more fun by the time the 4s raced because by then the course was extremely slick in the corners.  Photos are posted here.


This hill took down a lot of riders.

This hill took down a lot of riders.

Thankfully, Cliff cleaned my bike for me when we got home.  🙂


3 Responses to “2008 Dekalb Cross”

  1. KrissyGo! Says:

    Good job in your race this weekend!!

    I’ve been looking into cross for the past couple weeks since there aren’t many mountain bike races where I live now. Any suggestions on bikes?

  2. flan Says:

    That’s me flat on my ass. Lucky that was the practice lap. Everyone who tried to go wide to lessen the slope lost rear wheel traction and slid out. Decided to run it until the course dried out.

    At least I had a smile on my face!

  3. velosnaps Says:

    Krissy – I left you a note on facebook.

    flan – Thanks for the entertainment! The hill was definitely the most entertaining part of the course by the time the 4s rolled out.

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