Monday, August 27, 2012

Labor Day Cyclocross Race

What better way to get into the mood for the upcoming cyclocross season than to participate in a preseason race? Team Double Check is hosting a cyclocross race over on Joint Base Lewis-McChord next Monday. (JBLM used to be known as Fort Lewis and McChord AFB.) The race is on a part of the base that is open to the public so there's no ID checking hassle normally associated with entering a military base.

Josh is going with me and I talked him into doing the beginner's race. With my retired military status going for me, I'm getting the most for my fifteen bucks and doing the Cat 4 Masters Men 55+ (It's way too soon to emphasize the plus on that age) and Cat 4 Men's.


Bryan B said...

A leg up (heh) for when our series starts? Did you get upgraded from Crash 5?

I hear on the west side of the mountains that you get instantly upgraded if you win a Cat 5 race.

Hank Greer said...

Crash 5? You must've seen me going over my handlebars at the Moscow race last fall.

This particular race is not sanctioned so no license is needed.

I don't know enough to comment on how things are done on the west side. But with the larger population the turnout there is far greater than here so you're almost never riding by yourself. Plus there's enough participation to break out the age groups to 35+, 45+ and 55+.

Dr. Strangebike said...

This race will be categorized by Defcon 5 up to 3.

In the unlikely event of Defcon 1 qualification, the awards ceremony will be moved underground.