Obviously, our favorite thing to do is race CX bikes. And that, my friends, is something we are still doing well into January in Texas.
All this next week you’ll also be hanging out in bike shops and other venues, talking to similar CX nerds waxing poetic about an amazing race course. But if you somehow find yourself with time outside of cyclocross and drinking, we’ve made a list of some things you may want to do.
Take a dip – Barton Springs Pool is on your right as you roll through the start finish. So it’s a bit close to the course. Inside the field house you’ll find showers (there’s a PRO tip right there) and access to a spring-fed pool that is 68º year round. Heck, I bet where you come from sometimes the lakes don’t even reach that temp. Jump in.
Ride a mountain bike – The trailhead for the best track in Austin is on the far southwest part of #CXNats. The Greenbelt Trails are fun, technical and right in the heart of the city. They are unmarked and intentionally un-mapped, so ask a local to be your guide (comment below and we can help you out), or just go explore. Bicycle Sport Shop and Mellow Johnny’s have your 29er ready to rent.