We actually got to do one "real" cyclocross race this year, as the Pineapple Express weather system drenched Southern California like it hasn't been in years. It rained for days before the last race, as well as during the race, making for a wet, sloppy, slippery course that tested everyone's limits. Racers were chilled and clammy, traction was barely there, and drivetrains yielded to the muck. It was great fun though, giving a small taste of what three-quarters of the country assuredly deals with on a weekly basis.
I'd like to thank my sponsors for their amazing products, continued support, and always cheerful attitudes. It's incredible to have this kind of backing, it's a huge boost where small things make the difference in racing.
Thank you Roger, whose "give until it hurts" mentality is amazing. Juggling a bunch of racers needs all the time, traveling to far away venues, helping out sponsors, throwing beer-soaked parties, you name it, he does it. You da man, Rolo.
Hope you all had a great New Year's and I look forward to more pain and pleasure with you 2011.