Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Cross Coming to Town

Nothing beats getting permission to race a bike where bikes aren't allowed. The first Trashmore Cross race is coming Jan 14--the first cross race in Hampton Roads since mid-90's Freeze Your Butt Off (Crit and Cross). Mt. Trashmore in Va Beach has strict rules about no bike riding on the grassy, trashy hills. However, Hosang got approval for our club to stage the race on both hills, and he has designed a mile course with all the cross elements at this perfect venue.

Supposedly Eric has pics from a cross race he did in the early 80's that was held at none other than Trashmore. Hosang was quite dejected when he heard Jan 14 may not be the first of the first, so I tried to consol him by saying that it's the first in modern cross era. Silly as it sounds I do mean it--cross is experiencing a new life all over the country. Cross Nationals last wkend in Rhode Island had huge fields despite the blizzard. Wonder if we'll have snow here for Trashmore Cross!


Rob said...

I see this as a "rebirth" of 'cross racing in the area- Mike is a true modern day renaissance man. And, by the way, it was nice to see you on your fixie again- even if it was only on JB's blog!

Liz Schleeper said...

That was my kind of ride 2 wks ago--the one that stays in the joint all night! See you at Trashmore I hope.