With cross nats approaching, and the DSGP all wrapped up, I thought I’d post some content that hadn’t yet made it to the site.
An open weekend in the DSGP scheduled allowed my teammates Christine, Kimmie, Rhea and me to head to Houston for two days of racing at Give Me Some Sugar CX. This is the third year I’ve gone to Houston to race and the second I’ve done Sugar CX. Held on an old golf course (very similar to the NOLA CX set-up), the track is flat with a few minor rollers and sand traps here and there. The big element that the organizers, Kolo Promo, built was a massive fly-over. While the course was dry, dusty and fast last year, it was anything but this year. The ground was super saturated with rain and by the time the W4’s race was almost finished, the rain came again making the course super sticky and slow.
The skies finally cleared up and the ground *started* to dry up. The organizers re-routed some parts of the course to let riders roll over some fresh grash, but there were still many painfully slow and sticky sections. Rhea took the holeshot in her race and a wire to wire victory!