Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fun at Home

With all the bike race travel that happens from March to September, it's a welcome treat to have a race so close to home...no packing, driving or flying is required.  This last Sunday was the final race of Seattle's MFG Cyclocross Series, held in the idyllic cyclocross venue at Seattle's Woodland Park - and a convenient 5-minute spin from my house.  Seven hundred seventy-seven racers came out for the races on Sunday (according to the Ballard News Tribune).  Cyclocross Magazine did an official write-up of the race, so you can get those details HERE!

The highlights of the day included:

  • Being able to pedal to the race from my house
  • Watching Sarah Butsch and Liam Voorhees each compete in their first cyclocross race EVER
  • Taking the win in front of a hometown crowd

Sarah looking experienced after 10min, owning the run-up and on her way to winning Beg. Women's field.  First 'cross race, and second bicycle race ever.

Liam Voorhees blazing along in his cyclocross debut

Taking the win
Thanks photographer Mike Hone for the shots (mikehone.com)