The Hendersonville UCI cyclcoross race was this past weekend. Last year was complete carnage as low temperatures, rain and mud kept the course “inhospitable”. This year, the sun was shining, the mud was virtually non-existent and the course was fast. In other words, it was a power course. Hawley’s Joshie was the only work representative in the cat 2/3 race. He rode admirably but the speed at the front definitely put the screws on the rest of the field. A clearly exhausted Josh pulled up after his race and grunted some monosyllabic sounds and then went straight for his post-race cooldown. The pro women’s race was fairly boring as a racer from Sellwood Cycle Repair gapped the field and soloed to victory. It was cool to see Britlee Bowman racing for Richard Sachs. We sponsor their cyclocross team with Northwave shoes. We couldn’t have been prouder. She barely missed the top 10 Saturday but then powered her way to a top five on Sunday. The men’s race was a little more exciting. A selection was made after a few laps and the irascible Kerry Werner pulled out the win in front of a quasi-hometown crowd. Richard Sachs rider Dan Timmerman got another podium spot but Bloggy missed his chance to get a photo taken with the iconoclastic rider. Maybe next year Dan?
Does Kevin ever stop working? Give it a rest kiddo, you’re outta here in 4 days!
Josh might’ve not had the best race, but he’s number one when it comes to pinning numbers.
This line was a mess last year. This year, it was inconsequential.
This sign’s warning was well-heeded.
Nothing says “UCI” like a man racing in a purple cape and matching kit.
This is a malamute. It’s super fluffy and gentle-natured. As a breed, they hate cyclocross.
Sponsored rider Britlee Bowman grimaces/smiles her way towards “The Wall”…
Senseless product placement. We love Camelbak!
The Charlotte cyclocross crew passed out these things.