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Local rider wins big at CycloCross World Championship!

Great to see hard work and determination pay off, as Karen Brems wins another world title. She comes out to our Tuesday/Thursday AM rides from time to time, and has always impressed me by sticking to her plan. Whatever was in her training schedule for how she was going to ride that day, that’s how she rode. Didn’t matter if that meant riding up slower than an old slow guy, or blitzing past at an anti-social pace. So different from me, where it’s more a matter of survival than style, and I’m just trying to get up the hill as fast as I can.

Next year, ‘cross for Kevin

Kevin originally wanted to do a final long ride before the end of the year, probably Santa Cruz (again), but since everyone at the shop was talking about heading to the Cyclocross race at Coyote Point, he thought it might be fun to ride there and take pictures.

Not much of a ride though; maybe 15 miles each way. Unless you ride over 92 to Half Moon Bay, north on highway 1 through Devil’s Slide, up over Sharp Park then down into Millbrae and south to Coyote Point.

The direct route. Why ride 15 flat miles when you can do 42 challenging?

The environment surrounding ‘cross is a whole lot more fun and less serious than road or track, but what attracted Kevin were women… his age, not 8 years older. He was surprised to see, in his words, so many “hotties.” I have no problem with that. If my son is attracted to athletic women who likely have healthy lifestyles, and sees the possibilities there as being more fun than hanging out with a bunch of guys discussing Skyrim, it works for me. Now, if they can figure out a way to play Skyrim during a workout, that might be a different thing altogether.

Oh, right, the race. Our Tuesday/Thursday riders did us proud. Karen won her event (she took the district championship last week) while George & Karl rode well in their race.