Thankful for CX

I need a good morning of pre-gaming (moonshine & bikes) before closing myself indoors for a few hours with the family during the holidays. Many people share this sentiment. Team Hungry usually heads for the mountain bike trails every Thanksgiving, but Corey Green’s rain dance brought mud and an impromptu cyclocross race that we couldn’t resist.

The race began with a track-influenced qualifier – Miss-N-Outs – where groups of five weaved around a small bunch of trees. The last person around on each lap was removed until you had a winner. The catch: if you were first on any lap, you had to take the mandatory desert hand-up (see below).

Starting order of the main event was determined by the qualifier and Corey Green’s discretion. Racers were released in heats based on some six-sigma algorithm that was worked out in seconds before the race.

The course was full of flying candy corn, mandatory pit stops, challenging short-cuts and of course, MUD. Finally we have soft ground! With all of the desert hand-ups, I’m pretty sure I had a net calorie gain by the end of the race. It was Thanksgiving, after all.

Hours later I am meeting my future in-laws…Dreaming of getting rad and thankful to have the momentum of an early morning cx race to get me through the day.

Thanks Corey!

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It was a warm November day for Lexington Cross… Even warmer were Doc, Stinker, Party and Hairball’s guts after a night of good ol Kentucky Bourbon. I almost got a buz smelling Stinker’s early morning breath. O.k., it wasn’t that bad. But some of the aforementioned struggled to get moving. The late November temp was pushing towards 70. Gotta love climate change.

Before I got to the race everyone was telling me how the course was “flat.” Well, that flat course kicked my sorry ass. Lots of off-camber hold on tight turns with mega-watt requiring hill bursts… huh?!

On to the action:

Cat 4’s heated it up with Jamie, Harbaugh, Doc and James. Doc took second for Cat 4’s overall!

2nd overall Cat 4 - 3 is the new 2

Jamie working the tape

Stinker Blowin' KY Bourbon like a Job

James O - 6th or 22nd for Old Man Cat 4

I had to get back early so I missed the 3’s and 1/2/3 Elite Action. Apparently Pardi Took Cat 3 – 35+ age group and 2nd overall in the 3’s. Way to charge Pardi! Especially when you start about 40-50 back in old man’s land

pardi for the win - cat 3 35+

Michael ‘Lumber Jack’ Chewning says he had a rough time gettin’ rad in the 1/2/3’s and almost got into the top ten with an 11th-ish…

Lumber Jack

*All results unofficial and unreliable…

**Thanks to Debbie Baker for all the rad photos!

***Promotion Cross Website for Results and Good Stuff