Cross is coming

Just like that, the summer was over.

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The weather might be holding out, and you can still ride in shorts and keep up the charade, but there’s no running from it. It’s the middle of September.

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Early season cyclocross races can lull you into a false sense of security. Hard grass and baked dirt can’t reach up and grab your wheels, leaving you with much more momentum to play with. Just watch out for the super-loose moon dust created by a hot and dry summer.

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Make the most of it. It’s not going to get any easier.

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Shots from round 2 of the West Midlands Cyclocross League.

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