The cyclocross bug has bit Big D Cycling, with the infection spreading within the team. The only way to counter the side effects of this infection is to practice at the Vaught Cyclocross Compound or wherever your Cx bike takes you. However, with the right training regimen, the infection becomes a strength (sometimes an occasional itch), as evidenced by the team results!
Great weather and a fun Cx course ushered in large fields at SMPCX on October 25. Big D Cycling alone had 21 entries across various categories, with multiple racers even doubling up on races. Nigel Vaught was one such racer, getting action in on his first Cat 4/5 race!
Paul Aldeguer used his gazelle-like leaps to bound over obstacles, en route to 2nd place in Masters 40+.
Jim Clevenger, Paul Fancher, Greg Vaught and Chip Zimmer went 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 7th, respectively, in Masters 50+. This crew has been itching their way to podiums all season.
Reg Robertson and Bill Jennings showed the young ones that age is just a number. It shall not hinder their relationship with the cyclocross bug.
Amy VanNieuwenhuyse earned a top 5 in Women 3/4!
Greg Vaught hit the top of the podium in the Masters 35+ 4/5 race. Wait ~ is he really a Cat 4? Yes. He is. I double checked that to confirm. Ben Christian and Sam Hess have been showing improvement throughout the season, with them going 1st and 2nd, respectively, in Cat 5 of this race (3rd and 7th overall)!
Steve VanNieuwenhuyse and Cody Jones put on a cyclocross clinic in Cat 4/5. Cody rode away from the field after the second lap, while Steve chipped away at the lead and rode over the short barriers to overtake a rider in 2nd place. Steve and Cody went 1st and 2nd, respectively!
Nick Comiskey and Cody Jones lined up for the Cat 3/4 race. Nick is on another level. The cyclocross bug is especially enamored with him. Nick took 1st place and had a smile whilst doing it.
Tim Herre played with the big boys and took 8th in Cat 1/2.
Yes. That really is Tim Herre above. I wonder how many times those cheeks were pinched. Seriously, though. It’s time in the market that is key to a great retirement. It’s never too late to give Keen Wealth Advisors a call to start your retirement plan!
By the way, the cyclocross bug is also known as the oak mite …
Special thanks to Dan Ruettimann of Dan Ruettimann Photography for all of the excellent action pictures!