Canton Cross - Borderland Rock N' Roll
I might have been volunteering but I was paid kindly in donuts and coffee. Past time to get fat.
Woke up damn early this AM and drove down to Canton, MA for the NAV/IBC Cyclocross Race to work registration for a couple hours.
Lots of catching up and flabbing out to do.
Halloween isn't for a couple weeks but Johnny Vu decided to dress up as a bike racer for the day. He looked pretty convincing.
After a couple hours of working the table I met up with Todd Downs and Jason Girouard from IBC for a ride at Borderland. Todd had found himself some snazzy-ass new shoes. By the end of the ride he did manage to scuff them.
Jason drops in on his EX 9.
Todd charges up a ledge all single speed rigid.
After the ride I jetted back up to the Cross race to see the finish of the Elite Women's race and watch the Elite Men. Pete Bradshaw is waiting on a new Cross bike. In the meantime he is riding a true Hybrid bicycle, it was a thing to behold.
Here I was telling Colin that all the fast dudes were at the UCI race in PA (That's Jesse Anthony just behind him) and that he had this one in the bag.
Although Bradshaw's sweet, custom Hybrid machine gave him the advantage in the early part of the race, Colin and his Carbon Fiber Ridley were able to wear him down. Bradshaw's kickstand did go into his spokes and his adjustable stem slipped, but hey, that's Hybrid bike racing.
A totally sick action sequence of Colin using good technique on the run up while chasing Brian Hughes.
It was tough being in close proximity to a really good Cross race and seeing all the dudes I love competing against out there having "fun", but I was able to abstain from jumping in. Baby stepping my way to a Fall full of epic group rides on my squishy bike.