Hey Gang, sorry we didn't post a recap of the Cross Crusade opener from the Alpenrose Velodrome. We're going to make up for it now with TWO races in one post, both Alpenrose and Rainier High School.
This was a theme that was to be repeated the following week at Rainier.
|Johnny B, single speedin'.|
|K Nasty (AKA Lil' Snacky) attacks the off camber.|
|Senor Chilidog looking pro.|
|JoJo overtaking the competition.|
|The stairs of doom.|
|Using the Schwartz.|
Sunday at Rainier High School started off cloudy and cool. It took a little longer to burn off than the week before, but once it did, it was a beautiful day. I expected the course to be pretty dry, but there were still some severely boggy patches. Rainier's most famous feature is a long and brutal climb, but this year there were many downed trees as well, which the Crusaders worked into the course.
|Using the natural terrain in course design.|
|Notice Brad yelling on the left.|
|Coming out of the woods.|
|Not the big climb, but big enough.|
|A hell of a lot of downed and limbed trees.|
|Tricky corner. The Team Metropolis encampment is in the background.|