So today I did the Urban Cross cyclocross race in Palos Verdes Estates. As most people in the south bay know this area is very popular for cycling. Todays race had about 10-25 people entered into each catagory. However, I noticed about 500 cyclists riding around the area today who were NOT in the race. I just wonder, what are your reasons for NOT racing ?
From my experieces in jogging, the average race gets about 3,000 - 6,000 runners in a 5k or 10k. However, I have never seen more than 20-30 people in a cyclocross race in the south bay yet there are thousands of riders in the area all the time.
Most of the riders I see around the streets have full jerseys, expensive bikes and appear to be dedicated cyclists.
Why dont they race ? Why dont you race ? Just curious......