The Tacchino Cyclocross went down yesterday at Rosaryville State Park. Although over 600 racers prepared diligently for mud and rainy conditions, the day offered up no such nastiness. A couple spots of the slick stuff on the course kept everybody honest but no rain meant the bouncy castle was packed with kids and the party was full-on throughout the day. Was it like cyclocross is “supposed to be” in the dank and rain, with chain-smoking, tuba playing Belgians lining the tape? No. But we don’t live in Belgium, and personally, I prefer watching races on sunny days. I know, blasphemy.
Between announcing races, wrangling podiums and getting on my bike and suffering for a spell, there was not much time to pick up a camera, save a couple short clips of the tandem race. That race featured the still unbeaten duo of Adam Driscoll and Pat Blair, the up-and-coming North-Tek Aria pair of Nick Taylor and Andrew Shelby, the ALAN elite we-already-won-our-races squad of Erin Silliman and Greg Wittwer, and a cameo from Trek-Livestrong’s Joe Dombrowski on the Money ‘n’ Stuff Racing rig. The North-Tek Aria squad definitely gave the Adventures for the Cure team a run for their money, grabbing the hole-shot and keeping within a bike length of PADAM most of the race. In the end, the AFC boys took the win but this rivalry is one to watch in upcoming Super 8 tandem races.
Here’s a quick taste, a sampler if you will, of what it looked like.
Thanks for watching. See you next week in Winchester.