Bad races are never loses. I learned quite a bit about preparation and equipment and even had a few braaaap! moments during the race that were just straight up fun. And it's always good to see old friends and catch up with industry partners.
But then again, I knew what I was in for as I packed up my winter gear, unused for seasons and boarded a plane to Iowa City to race bikes, around a field, over obstacles and up Mt Krumpit with Christmas tunes in the background and an ominous forecast that left me scratching my head in indecision over whether to wear a windvest underneath my skinsuit or to double-up on chamois' just so I could wear my insulated tights under the same skinsuit.
After a bittersweet weekend in Gloucester, I sat down for an interview with Molly Hurford to chat about the weekend and cyclocross.
I was motivated to figure out how to race one of the biggest cyclocross weekends in the country in my hometown of Boulder, CO; and ultimately, teaming up with Stan's NoTubes is what made it possible.