I’ve started riding my ghetto cyclocross bike on roadie bunch rides, just getting used to the feel of the thing. It’s good fun, and a learning experience, with the downtube shifter, and the heavier wheels. Great training trying to keep up as well, with a top gear of 39×12.
And I’ve also taken the Shogun on a couple of mountain bike rides in Daisy Hill, to test its (and my) off-road capabilities.
Because the cyclocross season is just about here.
If you haven’t already marked these on the calendar, here are the crucial dates again:
- Saturday 21 July, NRG cyclocross at Darra.
- Saturday 18 August, Queensland Cyclocross Championships at Ipswich
Brad Norman’s blog Mudsters of the Universe is where you want to go to get all the updates on cyclocross around here. And his latest post has me quite excited.
It’s a skills session, at Murrarie Reserve, on Sunday 8 July, 2pm. I’m planning to be there, because if there’s one thing I know from two attempts at cyclocross racing, it is that you will be a gumby at the dismount/hurdle/remount bits of cyclocross if you haven’t practised it. And I have practised exactly zero times since last June.
OK, so I will see you at Murrarie, right? This going to be so much fun!