Saturday, December 15, 2007

Riding The Course Is Like 'Jumping On A Tram'

So how is the race course at Wyandotte County Park holding up in Saturday's barrage of large fields, sub-freezing temperatures and blowing snow?

Race announcer John Lefler, Jr., an experienced cyclocross competitor, race promoter and president of the Nebraska Cycling Association, provided this assessment:

"It's almost the other side of the spectrum from yesterday," Lefler said. "It got so muddy late in the afternoon with the lines changing on every lap. Today, it's like this hard-packed, snow and ice surface. Amazingly, when you go through the sections that aren't pedestrian crossings, it's almost like riding on a paved surface. The lines are starting to really be developed.

"It's like jumping on a tram. It's grooved in and it goes. As long as you're on the right track, you'll go."

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