My first out of town cyclocross race of the season was at the West Sacramento Grand Prix where I really enjoyed the fun course, the big deep fields, and the festival atmosphere. On the other hand I didn't enjoy the heat and my somewhat poor early season form.
The ups, downs and arounds on the sloped grass were a challenge.
Suffering a bit!
Finished 32 out of 42 in my field but was pretty close to the guys I normally battle with, so I wasn't really disappointed. Early days!
Next up was our local race out near the airport. This course will undoubtedly be the toughest I will face all year, but also one of the most fun. I felt a lot better and was able to put in a steady, solid if not super fast effort.
Next I traveled south to the Ojai area to race Casitas Cross which is part of the SoCal Cross series. The course was super fun with lots of short ups and downs. After a slower than normal start I found a good rhythm and moved up to finish 5th out of 14. I was happy about that!
Pushing it up and over a berm.
Looking forward to more as my fitness and prowess continue to improve!