I’m a Fan

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I have a hard time just being a fan and not projecting myself into the race. But, watching the Cyclocross Worlds yesterday was beyond awesome. It was the best bike race spectating that I’ve ever experienced and I’ve seen a ton of bike races.

I was pretty worried if I’d hold up with only 3 hours of semi-sleep before. We rode our bikes from the hotel and made it in time for the junior start. The next 7 hours went by in a blur. All 4 races were spectacular. Three Dutch winners and then Sven. Pretty good stuff.

I’m gonna cut this short this morning. We’re high tailing it back to Kansas this morning, hopefully settling in somewhere to watch the Super Bowl. If I had a little extra time, I’d like to go by the park and check out the venue. The water was fast approaching the sand bagged area, so I’m thinkin’ much of it might be flooded already.

I’ve been pretty much covered in mud, nearly wearing the same clothes for the past three days and I love it.

Okay, sorry about the short, boring post, but life gets in the way sometimes.


Here are some photos from yesterday in no particular order.

Not much left to pack this morning.

Not much left to pack this morning.

One lap to go in the women's race.

One lap to go in the women’s race.

This is Catherine and Marianne Vos's mother.

This is Catherine and Marianne Vos’s mother.

Super fan.

Super fan.

These are Tommy and Trudi, very good friends from Swtizerland.  I've camped out in their house near Zurich for weeks during my lifetime.

These are Tommy and Trudi, very good friends from Swtizerland. I’ve camped out in their house near Zurich for weeks during my lifetime.

Getting ready to pit.

Getting ready to pit.

Some barriers action the first lap of the Elite race.

Some barriers action the first lap of the Elite race.

This was  pretty intense.

This was pretty intense.

Sven on his own.

Sven on his own.

My view of the podium.

My view of the podium.

Catherine and the 3rd place French girl.  Man, how about that finish for 3rd.  I feel super bad for Kateria Nash.

Catherine and the 3rd place French girl. Man, how about that finish for 3rd. I feel super bad for Kateria Nash.

The bikes from the Master's races on Friday.  There are dozens of bike here, heading back to Colorado, that are nearly ruined.

5 thoughts on “I’m a Fan

  1. Bill K

    I watched all of the women’s race and most of the men’s race on YouTube. I’ll try to catch the Junior race this evening. I saw bits of your race, but “bits” ain’t enough. I wonder if anyone recorded all of the Master’s races.
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  2. BZ

    Lucie Chainel-Lefevre (France)
    Great picture!
    I heard nothing but good things about the race and the fan support. I know there were some incidents over in Europe this season with drunk spectators going to far. I’m glad to see that was not a significant story line this weekend.

    The stream was good. Nys is just so fluid on a bike!

     
  3. Drew Gillingwators

    Cungrats on your win, Steve. As far as the whole shebang goes, I was most impressed with Van der Poel in the junior race. The poor kid was standing up hammering out of all the corners. Reall y gifted kid. Mark my words, the kid will rule. You rule too, Steve. Thanks for keeping keeping on.

     
  4. Rsteve

    Dude
    Your picture of your jerseys hanging sure beats lances lame Austin twitter pic of his yellow jerseys.
    Congrats
    It must feel nice

     
  5. wojtek

    Bill K, I uploaded only a few masters races, due to the weather, surface, course logistics, and other commitments.

    I think Steve is working in the pits here:

     

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