(Michelle gives this weekend the thumbs up. Photo by Mystique Photos)
Beautiful fall weather Sat and Sun saw some huge groups take to the start line. There was lots of cowbells and good suffer faces to be had.
Blow Street CX was put on by the Deadgoats. The course was almost dead flat so how come it hurt so much? Lonn came up with a challenging course using every inch of the park available with a diabolical pea gravel pit. Terrascape was well represented and was looking fast at all times. The sport group saw a plethora of crashes and mayhem in a field of 64 to start the day off with some excitement. Crashes were to be had in all the groups as some tricky corners, well placed sprinkler boxes and pretty yellow leaves on the ground made a recipie for disaster. Several top 10 finishes by Terrascape on the day including yours truly.
Riverbend CX in Red Deer on Sunday opened to a chilly but equally beautiful day. The course this year had 2 significant changes. A much more difficult sand pit section and an evil near vertical dirt run up with a sketchy decent. Only 4 Terrascapers (Andrew, Ryan, Cesar, me) made the trek to Red Deer but we all had fun none the less and learned a few lessons. Lesson one. If you arrive on time and race the correct category you have a much better chance of doing well. Lesson two. Weddings the night before a race make for some interesting responses from your body when you ask it for maximum power. Lesson three. Having the awards after all the racing is done makes for a long day.All in all I believe that it was another great weekend of cross racing and my legs would have to agree.