The most fun I’ve had in 1.7 miles. Ever.
Karen is actually the “cross nut” here at the blog, but I’ve wanted to give it a try for a while. Phew, so glad to be out of the cyclocross closet. You race around off-road, on a road bike, and usually get covered in a lot of mud. Excellent! Through this blog, I’ve met two women who cyclocross. I thought I would ask them for their advice about starting out in the sport. Shannon was nice enough to answer my questions even though she had just moved across a couple of states to her new house, and Meg was nice enough to invite me over for my first cyclocross lesson tonight. I did not try jumping over the barriers (yes, in Meg’s backyard, how cool is that!) pictured in the above photo. Meg had me work on coasting (who knew that was a skill?), dismounting, mounting, and lifting the bike. I am most definitely hooked. I am happy to report no one at work won the pool for which bone I would break, but I have high hopes for a decent bruise on the right shin.