I've been doing what I do this time of year - racing cyclocross!
Cruised up to Truckee and raced in the Sagebrush series event there.
Fun course with a downhill singletrack section in the woods, a long exciting stretch in the bike park, and the usual turny grass sections.
Ben made it up for the race too.
In his first ever "organized" cross race he took the win in the 35+ B category.
The next weekend I drove over the hills to Folsom for two days of big fun.
Saturday was Halloween. This guy was in the group in front of me. How he managed to get around the course is beyond me. The whole scene was downright festive.
Sunday's race was at always entertaining Lembi Park venue.
Which included this tricky downhill off camber section.
From another angle.
and this sand pit where I appear to be doing the hokey pokey with my bike!
The results were tolerably decent, but the form definitely is on the upswing for the coming races.