Like it or not, CX season is on here in Portland. For the past few years, David Douglas has served as a good reminder of how fun and painful CX really is; today was no exception. I had a really bad start, quickly worked my way up to 3rd, had a great two laps battling for 2nd, then blew up but managed to hang onto 3rd. We had unseasonably cool weather complete with passing showers, a very welcome change from the usual 95 degree dirt crit conditions that we’ve had for this race in the past. Anyways, it was awesome, weather and all. I always enjoy this course and it’s fun to see everyone again.
Here’s to another CX season, full of painful races and seeing nervous but happy friends every weekend.