It has been snowing in Colorado for over a day now. Up in the mountains, it is dumping. Now down in Denver it doesn’t seem that bad, but the guys at the airport must have gotten behind. All the flights are way delayed. Southwest sent me a text saying my flight was 4 hours delayed and I could change it for no extra charge.
So, I am flying tomorrow. I was supposed to fly to Chicago today and then drive back towards Kansas tomorrow. Now I’m off a day. It’s fine I guess.
Have you seen some of the video footage from Cyclocross Nationals in Hartford? That is crazy. I’m not sure why each year cyclocross nationals get super unlucky with weather? And I’m not sure why the guys running the race can’t make course adjustments to allow the riders to compete fairly. I saw a post on Facebook from Mark McCormick that said something like you shouldn’t have to know how to sled (slide on your ass) to race cyclocross. That isn’t really even close to what he said, but it gets across the general topic matter.
The course looks way too severe, like up and down, plus too slick, to race. Especially for these early week events that the riders aren’t so adapted to these conditions. Maybe no one would be good at these conditions. I’m not there, so I can’t really tell how horrible it is. But, from some of the videos that people are posting, it looks terrible. You can click here to see some of the “fun” the past couple days there.
Okay, I’m going to go shovel snow for a bit. That is my exercise of choice today. Not really my choice, but I do like it sometimes.