Our last race of the year is the age-based Texas State Championships hosted by Bat City Cycling in Austin. Unlike years past, this race (known as the Cyclocross Scuffle) will not take place and the beloved Moya Park.
We asked James Sides, race promoter, to give us the full scoop. James – what happened to that great track you guys normally run?
The great Halloween flood has washed out the Moya venue. No bathroom facilities but a few tons of natural barriers.
I’m glad you were able to recover quick and double up at Webberville. What can we expect?
The course will have five inclines with three in a row that some may find they have to run up after a lap or two, two sand pits, some off camber, a set of barriers, and a circle of doom.
The last time up the hill follows a sharp 180º turn. For most it will be a run.
I found traction and psi to be some strong things to consider as well as the motor having enough oomph for the first few laps to be able to make the inclines and get a separation from the pack.