Thursday, September 01, 2011

Thursday Anticipation: Special Long Weekend Edition

It is the last weekend for mtb rides. Jonny G, Johnny S, and I are planning to ride at Tinker on Saturday. Sometime in the afternoon. The smart thing would be to join us. But maybe try to email first to see if we manage to come up with details that are a little more precise.

Monday would be a good day for riding too. If you can't enjoy a long ride on a holiday Monday, you may as well just work. But again, it's not like we really have anything planned. We might share some details if something should come together. Then again, it is just as likely that we will not.

After this weekend, we mothball the mtbs and get to enjoy four weeks in a row of cyclocross. And then after the next long weekend, we get to enjoy four more weeks in a row of cyclocross. How exciting is that? Some details are starting to emerge about MudFest, the first race of the season. And Jonny G, Vic, the Hipster and I came up with a rough outline for the DarkCross course after our interview and photo shoot with the Free Press this afternoon. Among other things, we confirmed that the grandstand run-up will work. And we also confirmed the potential the biggest mud bog ever. Since we will have a big truck full of water on hand to ensure that the dark Manitoba gumbo stays wet and doesn't get to sticky, it would be a shame not to make use of it. So we will. Unless, of course, it is raining. In which case, the entire course will be a giant mud bog. Which would, in turn, make the biggest mud bog ever look like a puny little mud puddle. Either way, it will be awesome. Bring out your darkest racing outfits, boys and girls.

All this talk of cyclocross and how awesome it will be is a reminder that now is the time of year to start checking the CXMB site on a regular basis--and not only to get your daily dose of the Cricket. Look for an explanation of some changes regarding race categories sometime soon. The long and short of it is that things will be bigger and better than ever.

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