Ok, so only the women's C race and there were only 5 of us, but only 3 of us completed all 4 laps and I was 23+ seconds ahead of 2nd place. AND I was the oldest woman in the C race, as I will be 40 in Feb. and the rest of the field were all in their late 20s or early 30s. Wine will flow tonight! Man, I friggin' love this sport! And to think it was <2 years ago that I said I'd NEVER do cyclocross. I said that about mountain biking, too. Gah, I am getting fat from eating my words!
The woman who won last week got moved up to Bs...she races in a skinsuit, FFS. Last week I was 4th, the week before that I was 5th (would have been 4th, but somehow my rear wheel worked its way out of the dropouts and I had to pull off to fix it. It actually took me a bit to figure out what was wonky with my bike--I initially thought something was whacko in my derailleur, since it was randomly shifting and the pedal kept going mushy for half a lap).
I'd love to someday race B Master's. If I dropped that nagging 20#s (not drinking wine and beer and eating crap would go a LONG way towards that) and upgraded a few things on my bike (the wheels are really low-rent Kore Gradients that came on my Redline Conquest and won't stay true and the brakes are almost worthless--I have to start braking really early to keep control and steer at the bottom of hills if there is any turn) I think I could make it happen. The little bit of mountain biking I've done this year has been really good for my CX skills.
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Thread: I won a CX race, today!!!