It's that time of year again, where our feeds are full of late sunsets, warm-looking nights and hot days. We're remembering our summer fondly, wishing for days that come January we'll be complaining about - but for now we just wish it wasn't so damn cold.
Over the June long weekend, 4 of my Treadly CX teammates and some extra pals joined me in travelling to Bright, Victoria to race in rounds 2 & 3 of the Victorian CX Series. We got muddy, raced hard, had a blast and will definitely be back next year.
When a friend sent out a group message saying she was going to camp in Kuitpo the night before she raced a MTB race and that a group of us should come down and camp as well, I could hardly say no! Another friend who has a reputation of planning great rides came up with the plan of giving someone our camping gear and then riding our CX bikes there along the Heysen and Kidman trails - I was instantly hooked on the idea.
Cyclocross has always been a mysterious beast to many, an odd cousin somewhere between the pristine haircuts and suffering of road cycling and mountain biking's obsession with spraying mud everywhere. It's simultaneously touted as a fun, approachable way to get into racing bicycles and a gruelling slog through ankle deep mud for an hour - at least, it is in Europe.
Jake spent his holiday break riding his brand-spanking-new Kona Unit tourer around Victoria - for a full recap, head on over to The Sticky Bidon. A great read for those thinking about competing in the Race To The Rock in September!