Peanut butter mud with pumpkin patch behind.
Notice that I'm going around the outside of the turn to find better traction.
A run-up after the barriers.
The devil was making me do this....
To make the course even more fun, it started to rain.
The following pictures show Emily going through the mud pit on the other side of the course.
Other riders commented:
Brendan - "I loved that part compared to the sharp rocks 10 feet later that sliced my tubulars open! Nice suspense not knowing if your shoes would come up with your feet."
Sharon - "That last step on the last lap, I was beginning to feel like a mastodon in the tar pits!"
After all of this was over, I went to the board and found that I got third place. I was shocked! (third place is a very good result for me) I was working so hard that during the race, I did not have presents of mind to know how I was doing. A cross race can push you until all you see is your own tunnel of effort.
I did, however slip back to third place in the overall Seattle Cyclocross standings in the cat 4 55+ category because Steve B got second place in this race. He now has a 3 point advantage on me. We have two more races left in the season to determine the final standings.