Sep 23, 2012

Cyclocross for DSC

Dalton State Cycling made its very first foray into the peculiar event known as cyclocross. It is a cross between mountain biking, trail riding, and an obstacle course. DSC was represent by our team president Julian.

 (Photo: Whitney Allison)

In his first cross race ever, on a Panzer tank of a bike (easily 35+lbs bike), he rolled out and proceeded to pick off other racers one by one. JZ finished quite well with a 12th place finish. Post race JZ remarked that racing cross could be tougher than some road-race criteriums.

The race was deceptively straight forward, but allowed the racers no rest or recovery as each fought for position and tackled the undulating course. After the 30 minute race each participant was cooked but all had a blast. 

DSC hopes, time allowing, to participate in more cross events as it provides a fun and very challenging way of racing your bike, maintaining fitness and having blast while doing so. 

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