Thursday, September 11, 2014

Dark Cross Reflections

Another Dark Cross has come and gone, and I figured I'd share some random reflections after the fact.

  • DX ran like a clock. The organizers had their act together and made it look easy. HUGE kudos for the massive effort of pulling this off.
  • The old members of the Red River Racing team were all in attendance, but only one of them finished the race. Nice work Brad. Of course, that's not factoring in the next generation of racers from the old guard.
  • Flatting out of a race sucks. Another couple PSI would've meant a solid finish, as would feathering the landing at the bottom of the flyover. 
  • The top A racers are fast. crazy fast. 
  • I forgot how much I enjoy catching up with the cross crowd. Friends I don't see very often  always show up and I'm reminded of how good it is to hang out.
  • It's amazing how much smoother the course felt at race pace than it did during the pre-race warm up. 
  • I liked the infusion of new racers in the A category. It was great to see the B racers do so well in the big leagues.
  • There was a lot of carnage on the grass section in back. Exactly where did that drainage come from? I don't remember it in previous editions. It was just enough to make the corners sketchy. In a good way, of course.
  • There was a drone filming the action. That is really cool. Question is, when will the final video make it's debut???
  • Speaking of footage. Is there a collection of pics of the event somewhere on the interwebs?

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