Halloween ‘Cross (Video)

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011 in Bike | 5 Comments

I didn’t wear a costume during the Halloween cyclocross race.

But I did do a fairly decent impersonation of a competent ‘cross racer.

No flats. No crashes.

And a sprint finish for…

13th.

A long way from the podium. But it’s a result I am happy with. There were, after all, 55 starters in the field. I had to remind myself last week that results are only a small part of racing. That it’s the process, the experience, and the risk, that I love. That I thrive on. Standing on a podium is nice. But it won’t make the actual racing any more enjoyable. And the racing Saturday was enjoyable. My be-patient-and-smart strategy worked well enough, and the course design was the best yet that I’ve ridden at the farm.

I crossed the finish line with a mouth full of vomit. My entire body hurt. I couldn’t see. It was fantastic. Exhilarating.

I’m already looking forward to the next one.

Utah Cyclocross

Photo by Christopher See

 

 

5 Comments

  1. Jonnie J
    October 31, 2011

    Great video work. I feel like an idiot that I’m only discovering cross this year! Loving it too.

  2. Erica T
    October 31, 2011

    Wow. That was a great video. Well done Adam!

  3. evilbanks
    November 2, 2011

    dude that video was pure awesomeness. I must admit, that cx stuff does look fun………………….and exhausting.

  4. rabidrunner
    November 2, 2011

    Spectacular. What did you shoot that with? The 5d Mark ii?

    • Grizzly Adam
      November 3, 2011

      Yes. And thanks!