The Cyclocross: First-Time Cross Racers Finish Strong, Ready for More

Tough Udder the cyclocross race in Dousman, WI, is a no joke of a race for your first excursion into the world of cross.

It’s on a farm with rough, rutted paths, steep inclines and declines, and a really muddy creek crossing.

Both Amanda and James, the two intrepid souls who took my course at the WAC-Greenfield for the past six weeks, finished their races in style and say they are now hooked on the craziness of the cyclocross!

And neither finished DFL!

Amanda got off to a great start in her first,the cyclocross race! It was pretty tough with sand, gravel, and tight corners.
Amanda shows off her cornering skills in her first, the cyclocross race at the Tough Udder, part of the Wisconsin Cyclocross series.
In her first race, Amanda shows excellent form getting off the bike before the bridge, running, then remounting and continuing to get after it!
The start at the Tough Udder was downhill, filled with gravel and sand, and a little treacherous for the first-time racer!
Getting through the mud was a challenge for everyone in the cyclocross. James took the bridge route, showing off his bike carrying skills.
In his first race, James shows off his practiced cornering skills on this challenging section.

The Cyclocross Plan for the Future

Simple Endurance Coaching plans to hold a cyclocross clinic sometime and somewhere this fall.

Look for the dates!

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