I am itching for the CX season to kick off. To a degree. So far I haven't done any real CX practice, so I need to get out and practice those specific skills which can make a surprising difference. Dismount, shoulder, run, mount, ride... maybe through a jump or two in there, or a steep hill. My skillset is ok, I haven't lost ground before and often made a little up, but it could be a lot better. When you see the PROs do it, you realize how weak you are...of course I don't get paid for it. Nor would I want to. That would be a tough way to make a living.
The tentative schedule looks good, although it means a lot of travel. that is one bad thing about 'cross, sometimes spending hours in a car for minutes of racing. Not a complaint for sure, wouldn't want the races to be longer!
The Texas schedule, in it's tentative glory:
Oct. 16 Premier San Antonio -
Oct. 17 Premier San Antonio
Oct. 25 Webberville VC - South Regional
Oct. 31 New Braunfels South Regional
Nov. 7 Ft. Worth CX
Nov. 8 Ft. Worth Moritz CX
Nov. 14 at&t Brain and Spine - Austin, TX
Nov. 15 South Regional NRC- Kyle, TX
Nov. 21 Premier Mirage Dallas -
Nov. 22 Premier Park Place Dallas -
Dec. 5/Premier GCCA
Dec. 6 Premier Bikesport Houston
Dec. 13 Austin South Regional
Jan 9 Houston Woodlands South Regional
Jan 10 Houston Woodlands South Regional
Jan 16 Age-Based State Cyclocross Championships - Pirate Race Productions -Austin (Manor)
Jan17 Premier – State Skills based State Cyclocross Championship -Austin (Manor)
Certainly a nice offering. Hup time...