The USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships are taking place this week in Hartford’s Riverside Park alongside the Connecticut River.
What the heck is cyclocross?
These off-road bicycle races feature hills, mud, and other obstacles. For as much rolling as you might see, there’s also awkward tipping over, tripping, and sliding. Bitter cold does not cancel the races. Rain and snow doesn’t either.
Thursdays track conditions included hard ruts resulting from frozen mud. Crashing on that does not tickle. (more…)