The trails you’ll be riding at Cedar Cross have never looked better. Bob and I rode part of the course and we had a blast. Will it be easy? Nope. But I guarantee you’ll have a great ride!
We’re busting our asses to make sure everything is as good as it can be come race day. Well, Bob is busting his ass. The rest of us are just along for the ride, helping out a wee bit here and there.
We did a lot of weed-eating and leaf-blowing to remove thorns and other debris, and we also removed a lot of downed trees… with a fucking hand saw. No, seriously. Bob Jenkins doesn’t do anything the easy way.
Although we saw several horse trailers parked near the course, we literally saw zero horses and almost zero horseshit. That is a very good thing, my friends.
While we removed most of the obstacles, we left a few of the smaller ones for your riding pleasure. We also strategically left a few of the larger obstacles to encourage the horses to fuck up the trail somewhere else. But worry not, we’ll go back and remove the big ones before race day.
And for those of you who are Cedar Cross veterans, I’m sure you’ll remember “The Staircase of Pain.” It is in great shape too. And if you think pushing a bike up it is hard, you should try carrying a 400-pound industrial-strength leaf blower up that sumbitch.
If the weather cooperates and all the horses continue to stay off the trails, you are all going to have a blast. I’ve never seen the trails in such great shape. And yes, the trails can be ridden on a cross bike, although fatter tires are probably a good choice.
Race day is coming up quickly. If you’re not signed up, there’s still time to do so. And if you’re not ready for the full shebang, there is a shorter option, The Cedar Sapling.
Get excited. Get very excited. See you in a couple weeks!
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