Amanda Bye raced SOCO Castle Rock this weekend in the mud. Read on for helpful insight on CX racing in challenging conditions.
Cyclocross State Championships is held at the same amazing race venue each year and the weather has historically been challenging. In the past, racers had to contend with rain, mud, snow and ice. This year was to be no exception. There was a foot of snow four short days before the race and then in true Colorado style the weather warmed considerably. Saturday’s race was soupy mud but come Sunday we were racing in a slog of mud that was difficult to stay upright in.