137 riders! We didn't break the 200 barrier (yet), but we did manage to reclaim the title of Largest Cross Race in the Province. Until Menno Cross 2011 ups the ante that is.
The weather cooperated, the course was long and technical with lots of spills, slips, bumps and give'r. The kids did it kiddy style, the C's clashed, the B-boys and girls hurt so good, and the A racers made the sand pit and barriers look easy even though we know it wasn't. Everybody suffered and smiled as is the norm. The Southern Cross IPA helped ease the pain. There was no shortage of the nectar this year and it was flowing late into the evening. Most people went home with a little something something thanks to the generosity of our local businesses and the artful stylings of Shaun Dyck. The Grand Prix crew handed out more schwag for the keeners, and chips (glorious chips) were devoured at every table. Many thanks to many people for making the day memorable.
Pictures will be posted if anybody has some to share. I was too distracted to take any. Sweet Cheryl Koop did manage to take a couple of pictures...
|Abby and Kate ready to rock the push bikes|
|Kids swarming for candy|
|Lost and found |
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