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Cycling Tue Dec 02 2008

Drawing To An End

Oh, dang, is it already December? There's snow on the ground, the sidewalks are covered in ice, and we're now huddled in our homes, cursing and muttering under our breath. Thanksgiving was a welcome diversion - we ate like pigs, drank like fish, and likely tried to maintain our current weight and waistline with lots of riding. Or we just gave it all up and drank some more.

But the cyclocross season's not over yet. The Big One is on for this Sunday at Montrose Harbor. This Sunday, the Illinois State Cyclocross Champion will be crowned, jersey and all, in front of crowds of screaming fans, confused bystanders, and the CPD, who will be cursing us all for mucking up the park.

It's going to be cold, it's going to be miserable, but as we all love so much about cyclocross, you know exactly how long the misery is going to last. Thirty, 45 minutes, one hour, whatever; each minute is agony stacked atop awful.

But it's the best of times. Hope to see you all out there.

For a reminder of why we love to do this, check out Holly Klug's slide down the mud hill at this past weekend's Jingle Cross in Iowa City. Here's hoping that Cricket Hill will offer up the same slop.

 
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