Editor’s Note – guests posts are always welcome, even video or photography-based stories. Thanks to local favorite #Cat3Elite, Minor Baker, for contributing this quality write up. And to his worthy TXCX adversary (and friend), Scott King, for the quality images. Hup!
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Looks like it was a fun weekend in the eastern part of the great state. Saturday saw 108 racers and Sunday brought out 103 – right on par with the first two #TXCX weekends.
Most of the reports coming across from racers on the scene is that the course was reminiscent of Alpha CX last year in Austin. Fairly flat, a lot of grass, similar to a crit. Kudos to Kyle Davenport for listening to the racers and adjusting his layout for an improved experience on Sunday. He even promises to bring more next year.
But regardless, all of our courses will be different and all have pluses and minuses. The only constant, it seems, are the fast people at the front. Speaking of…
Challenging and technical.
Fun, tough, fast, tough, spectator friendly, tough…did I mention tough?
Family had a great time.
OK, so that’s nothing that you haven’t seen already in the forums. But if you were at the race, you likely heard those accolades and some great heckles:
C’Mon Magnum P.I., catch that dude. (at Sean Duckett in the 3/4s)
Damn. you fast guys are all greedy bitches (P/1/2 men who scooped up every dollar handup thrown in the first lap)
That’s right, now I’m over HERE to heckle you.
If you don’t learn to remount that Moots properly, we’re gonna take it from you.
Don’t suck, Joe (from a two-year-old).
Big Bird is a sandbagger! Continue Reading…
Talk about a tale of two courses – the weekend events were about as opposite as driving a Ferrari as it is to steer a school bus. Forget what you know about CX racing in Texas, dry and dusty was only part of the weekend equation.
The course layout was great on both days. Promoter Bryan Fawley put in over 20 hours and the course lived up to his word and created a flowing new venue that was expertly marked (stakes and tape!) and somewhat jarring – it’s been awhile since Pollard Park actually saw heavy traffic.
Initial reactions from the first race was that there was a generous amount of twists and turns and sandy, loose soil, plus possibly too much loose gravel and a narrow path on the back side. It made things interesting, but racers held their own once the pack stretched out. By the time the noon race started, it was really cleared up.