This is the first in a weekly series of results, updates and previews of Northern California cyclocross (CX) races. Although there are many websites that focus on local series, I wanted to aggregate those results for the more casual MTB rider loking for some off-season racing.
Last weekend saw the kickoff of the Sac CX series at Folsom Rodeo and the second installment of Dfl's Urban Outlaw Cyclo-cross-dress series. I raced the Folsom Rodeo race (since its only a few miles from my house) and found a great race series. It appears to be organized by the same people behind the PCRS MTB series with some of the same racers. The course was a 1 mile loop with 4 barriers and 2 run ups. The racers ran a variety of bikes, from hardtail MTBs (about 1/3) to redline conquests and higher end Ridleys and Lightspeeds.
It began with a Le Mans style start, then hammering for 30 ("C" class) to 1 hour ("A" class). I was slow in the run (bad knees) and had a hell of a time picking my way through the pack. I eventually made it to the mid pack before the bell lap (last lap) to finish 14th. Photos have been posted here and the results are here.
Not to be outdone, the dfL Urban Outlaw races have posted their photos here.
This week's races: