Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Spokane, Washington
Bikes: Elephant custom road bike, 08 Redline D440, Motobecane Fantom cross Uno.
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Where is everybody?
Coming out of road season, Iíve usually got a good base, and after my last road race I keep with my same training routine but swap my LT interval and climbing workouts for my crossí-specific workouts which usually involves a 45-minute ride on a nearby hiking/mountain biking trail followed by drills in the park at the trail-head. Other park users seem to look at the skinny dork in spandex doing figure eights around adjacent trees, hopping on and off his bike and then putting it on his shoulder and jumping over picnic tables as if they are expecting an alien to burst out of my chest any second.
When Iím out training on the roads or practicing the course for the local 24-hour mountain bike race, I see other racers everywhere, but I never see other cross bikes on the trails, or people in the parks practicing crossí skills like I do. There are usually good turnouts at the races in the local series, and there are plenty of people who are better than I am, so it isnít as if Iím the only person in town training for cross'. Why do I feel as if there must be some secret underground cyclocross training courses I donít know about? Where do all you train?