We, the Victor Velo crew, have the same attitude that Ray Kinsella had in a Field of Dreams: If you build it, they will come. We didn't have to order custom printed course tape, or rent a backhoe to make the lanes wider and cleaner, or hand paint the barriers, or have the bleachers moved to start/finish area, or even borrow a professional PA system. But we believe in doing things one way: PRO.
Suffering up the PRO-style run-up
A quick scan of various results from the weekend tells me that cross is growing in popularity:
1400 (not a type-o) raced the Cross Crusade in Portland
Utah Cyclocross Race #1 was a big success
And then there was a little race in Gloucester, MA.
Cross racing in Teton Valley is a no brainer. Our weather typically turns to crap around the first of October anyway so why not transition to a sport that embraces the rain and snow the way a Belgian cross fan embraces beer and frites?
We hope to see more cross converts out on the course in the coming weeks.