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Q for people familiar w/ Mid-Atlantic CX courses(3 posts)

Q for people familiar w/ Mid-Atlantic CX coursesFastballTodd
Jul 23, 2001 8:49 AM
My goal for this year is to enter my first CX race. (Actually, I want to do a bunch of 'em). I have only spectated at one race -- last year at Lake Fairfax Park (part of the VA CX series). Is that course typical (in terms of terrain, layout, etc.) of CX courses in the region? I know the VA series also has races in Richmond -- anywhere else? How 'bout MD? Are the courses there a lot different? Where else can I race (nothing hardcore, of course) within a 3-hour drive of DC?

Thanks for any info you might have. Looking forward to mixing it up (without coughing up a lung!) this fall.
re: Q for people familiar w/ Mid-Atlantic CX coursesBigJ
Jul 24, 2001 5:00 AM
See http://truesport.com/Bike/2000/cx01.htm for mid-Atlantic 'cross races.

See ya out there.

J
re: Q for people familiar w/ Mid-Atlantic CX coursesEric Marshall
Jul 30, 2001 11:27 AM
I started racing cross last season and rode the Reston, Richmond, and Fair Hills, MD courses. I thought all of them were very different from one another, so none of them were typical :-) I enjoyed the Richmond course the most, because of it's varied terrain, and Fair Hills the least, because of the lack or terrain variety. The Reston course is in the middle :-)

Since it sounds like you live in northern Virginia, the Potomac Velo Club (www.potomacvelo.com) has hosted weeknight cross training rides in the past and will probably do the same this year. Last year's course is not available any longer, so we'll have to find a new one. Check the web site for announcements.

Good luck with racing, and hope to see you out there sometime!