07 October 2012

Richmond Festival of Cross-2012

This weekend marks another great weekend for cross racing in Richmond Va. with the Richmond Festival of Cross. I only had one day that I could give up to watching the cross races this weekend.

With the forecast calling for the weekend being a nice sunny day and temps in the 80s on Saturday and temps in the mid 50s with rain on Sunday. I figured the best day to go watch cross was on Sunday. Rain, mud, cold, grinding of brakes on rims and the look of this sucks on the racers faces would make for a good day.

Took my long time friend "G" with me to get him out of the house since he is "man down" due to and injury. We arrived at the event as soon as the first pack of riders started and the rain started to come down heavy.

Now here are some of the pictures;






That stone staircase run up has to suck the life out of you and I am sure being wet from the rain makes it harder to get up to the top.



Small field of Jr. riders!


Matching kit with bike!


Little man making the push around the hill top


Budget cuts are hitting the local teams. Wonder how you find parts for that thing!


And the best for last. Metro local pusher racing for Team Bikeman gets back out there to support his fellow racers. Das ist gut!