The Wild Trak People put on a great race in the Pride Cyclocross series in Godfrey. What a maze. It really was a brilliant effort. Thought was required.
We had six Carbondaliens in the various races. Kelly contested the women’s 4’s. William and Molteni did the men’s 4’s. annd Chief and Berto did the 3-4. Chief was way up there in the 3-4, and William took 7th in the 4’s. I hung in for the 1-2-3. Mack had a good showing, with Dan Ingersoll mixing it up in the 3-4 and Justin Armstead hitting the podium with 3rd in the 1-2-3.
I managed to not be last (thanks to a mechanical for someone else), and had a fun dual with Scott Peipert. I was having trouble with the course from the start. I really could have used four or five practice laps…..instead I had none. But, I finally got in the groove and caught back up to Scott. We went back and forth for several laps before he put me away with 2 laps to go.
Sven Nys…He’s back….Gilbert takes Paris Tours….Gary Dyer takes the beginners race at Godfrey…..Weird shit. Apparently, if you didn’t race cross in a reported categorized race in the last few years, they bumped you down to Cat-4 on your USCF license. So, Gary Dyer is a cat-4. He took out some of his anger on the beginner field, winning that (though there was a young sandbagger he had to fight with). Then, Dyer took on the 4’s, finishing third, I think. Then, he started the 3-4 race. However, it was also the women’s open race, and several of the women began pushing and spitting on him. So, he retired after a couple of laps.