The weather was frightful, but the oatmeal was delightful! The Nationals for Cyclocross took place last weekend in Bend, Oregon and riders from all over the country flocked to watch and ride against some of the best in the country. We heard the weather was cold, but hit the road to join the fans just the same. Upon arrival in Bend, which is just the most lovely little town, we were confronted with a beautiful winter wonderland. The temps were very cold (the rumored temp was a whopping 10°F), but the sun was shining so we got to work cooking up oats. The race course on day one was very icy, but people were still having fun. We had a good time trying to keep the oatmeal hot and the milk from freezing solid. As the weekend wore on, the weather got warmer and the icy course became the traditional cyclocross mud pit.
Even with the mud, the hard course and the cold weather, every person I met was so happy to be out there racing and cheering on their friends. Thanks to everyone who came out and showed their support. Together we raised over $3000 for the Community Cycling Center this season. That’s over 60 bikes for kids in need! We can’t wait to get back out there next fall and look forward to seeing you!