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Cycling Wed Nov 05 2008

Northbrook Sunday

We all know that this spring-like weather's going to turn sour soon. And likely more than not by this weekend, the sky's going to be some shade of ratbelly gray, and the year's last leaves will be piled up in the gutters.

Which is great! Well, if you love cyclocross, that is! With rain and snow showers predicted for Sunday's ChiCrossCup race up in Northbrook, hosted by George Garner Cyclery, it's going to be sloppy. A good thing, too, because with most of this year's races being run in pleasant conditions, a challenging day in the mud will provide good practice for those racers getting ready to take on Nationals in Kansas City, MO. Seems that the sledding hill will provide lots of climbing and some off-camber corners will test riders' ability to stay upright on two wheels.

Lastly, the race at Wood Oaks Green Park (1150 Sanders Rd. Northbrook) is readily accessible via Metra and while it's not officially on the flyer, word is is that those taking Metra to the race can receive a discount on their cost of entry to the race.

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