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Mud, Sweat and Gears

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Utah ‘cross day 4

Finally a change.  No, a new strong woman did not arrive to knock Kathy Sherwin out of the top seed, No Bart Gillespie didn’t DNF.  The weather finally gave us here at the Marx something new.  It rained.  You all know what that means right?  Wet crossers.  Mud splattered visages were seen around the Andy Ballard Equestrian Center in Draper Utah today as The Utah Cyclocross Series entered it’s fourth day.

Dave Wood (Church Of The Big Ring) in early Masters 35+ action.


The women’s race went out under overcast skies as did men’s B.  The real fun began just in time for the start of men’s A.  Thunderstorms rolled across the valley, and we had ourselves some cyclocross weather.  Only one entrant was heard to request that his entry fee be used for next weeks race.  Claiming to be a fair weather racer, concerned about the lightning he was.  “This is cross..” he was reminded.  HTFU! race cross.  Yes, someone has already printed the t-shirt.

Kathy Sherwin (Velo Bella/Ellsworth) womens A's


Bart Gillespie (MonaVie/Cannondale) had little trouble taking the men's A's


Ali Goulet was conspicuously absent from the field as he was off in Louisville Ky winning the Masters 35+ at the USGP event held there today.  Without further adieu, here are the pictures.  A full gallery is posted at Pbase

Masters 35+ action featuring Michael Kracht (Church Of The Big Ring)

Reed Wycoff (Contender Cycles) happy to be finished

Bryson Perry (Cole Sport) with a souvenir