There in fact was a cyclocross race in Colt Park this past Saturday. Supposedly there is another cross race in Cheshire this weekend, and Doug is trying to get folks to ride out with him from Hartford. At the Colt Park race I played a small part by walking the course and tagging hazards. I get an out-sized amount of fulfillment from spray painting route and hazard markings. It feels illicit, but at the same time I know I'm not going to get in trouble. Is this my inner Midwesterner getting its kicks - but safely?
|A young Sam Colt watching the silly cross racers scrabble up his steps.|
For giggles I put a smiley face on this dirt pile in the middle of the course. No one ran over smiley. Right next to on both sides but not over. This is an interesting commentary on human nature that I'm still pondering. Are smiley faces sacred ground? Did everyone think that smiley was a hazard in disguise? Perhaps this smiley face made the racers, teetering on the brink of anaerobic crash, smile each time they looped the course. I can only hope.
|Making you smile despite the blurred vision and lactic acid.|
|So many people that I ended up in the cheap seats.|
This week I started wearing my new winter boots. They are amazing. What is your go to gear for cold weather cycling? Just got an email from the planners of Winter Bike to Work Day and I'm feeling inspired. There will be a Hartford(ish) event on February 14th, 2014.
PS - Someone should totally hook me up with some good products to review.