With two days of racing/shooting/race coverage, the Gloucester USGP ‘cross races always promised to be a hammering. And it was. But it was a ton of fun.
I hadn’t raced on consecutive days since ’90 in the Killington Stage Race, which was a long time ago. Saturday’s race was going really well, mid-40s, when I flatted and had to pit and change wheels. I was so amped with adrenaline that I fumbled the change and it took a lot longer than it should have. I lost almost 2 minutes and over 20 places. Then race coverage all afternoon, editting images for 3 hours after the race and some sleep. Then did it all over again on Sunday, but went a lot slower in the race. The legs were cooked. But on the bright side the shooting on Sunday was great, really nice light. The crowds were huge, which made the shooting a lot better. Images are up at www.cyclocrossworld.com and VN.