Trinity Park – back for race weekend number six at a time-tested venue. Local fast racers, Art Exum and Ginny King, are promoting two races – Colonel’s/ShoAir ‘Cross (Sat) and King Cross (Sun) – in the same park this year. Here is their take on the weekend.
How will your race compare to previous years?
The course will be very similar, but I make little changes every year for variety. Over the years I’ve found a lot of features that I really like and are popular with both racers and spectators, so I stick with them. This year, with Colonel’s being the title sponsor, the shop has gone to some real effort to drum up good merchandise sponsors, and the Giant rep will be on site with a 25-foot trailer full of demo bikes. We also have a local upstart brewery bringing us a keg or two of “samples”. On top of it all, everyone who enters Saturday will get a raffle ticket for a drawing at 4:30PM at the Colonel’s shop (about 3 blocks away on Foch street) for a Giant TCX ‘cross bike. This is really exciting for us.
Woah – race CX and you could win a bike. Nice. What will make your courses technically challenging? Sand pit? Or a long run-up? Exciting barrier placement? Continue Reading…