Monday, November 16, 2009

De Stad Cross Cup Mud Fest

Well everyone finally got the mud they had been hoping for. On some riders I could not tell if that grin on their faces was a smile or pure agony.

I like the mud very much and usually do very well in it. Christopher loves the slimy conditions even more and showed it today. He had an awesome ride. After a slow start, he slowly picked his way up to the lead. I was very proud of him most importantly because he really tried. The kid was on the edge all day with snot and mud streaming off his face. He took home the Junior title today.

My race was fun. Did not have the legs to keep up with the leaders, but I did hang with some of the Men's Open guys on my single speed. I didn't have time to pre-ride the course because I was repairing the course and then I was running around looking for Christopher after his race because he wore my shoes (the kid already has a size 11 shoe). First lap was spent getting used to the course. Still did o.k. and kept Songer the leaders in site. After that I was losing my focus and couldn't enjoy the event because I knew there was going to be a lot of work to be done cleaning up after this one.

Here are some photos:

3 comments:

Jackie said...

LMAO. I just showed ur mother the pics of you and christopher with your respective prizes. She inquired, "Did Carolynn win anything?" I told her that Carolynn didn't race, to which she said, "smart girl" ;-)

Anonymous said...

Now that the college will never let any of us set foot there again, thanks for a great race and great series.

You and your Cowtown herd go far, far beyond to make CX something great in KC, and it does not go unnoticed.

Do we need to all go out there and spread around grass seed now or something?

Carolynn said...

The work day is scheduled for Saturday, November 21, 2009. The plan is to rake, roll and reseed the damaged areas. Please check with Chris on the time. Thanks.