So this cyclocross stuff is totally new to me, but what a fun way to spend an afternoon. It might have been even more fun if I knew more about this sport. But what's not to like about watching a bunch of super-fit athletes ride fast? Here's a little video to give you the highlights. (I was a camera slacker and didn't get great pics.)
Best Kept Secret: USGP - SP from Jessica Gammey on Vimeo.
From what I can tell, cyclocross falls in a category someplace between mountain and road biking. But overall its much easier to watch than either of them, thanks to a course thats only about a mile long (riders do laps for 40-60 minutes) and has ample food and beer available for purchase (we're talking golf cart with a keg in the back...in addition to food and beverage stands). Triathlon could learn a little from this sport!
Oh ya, and there are hurdles. Hurdles, in biking?
But when is riding bikes not fun, really?