PACC joined forces with our friends at Gravelaide and Bike SA to provide one more 'winter' cyclocross race at a very special venue - Serafino @ McLaren Vale, Sunday 5th November!
The shortened 1.5km CX course was open from 10am till 1pm for anyone from the Gravelaiders /Fleurieu Fondo rides to have a bash around after they complete their rides, with quite a few riders tackling a lap or two before their lungs or tyres gave out. With some three-corner jacks lurking 'somewhere out there' it was a test of equipment with the mechanic on duty Lindsey from Velo Mech able to assist many with tubes and even on-the-spot tubless conversions. The course test-ride created a lot of enquiries about cyclo-cross and a few late entries so we expect to see some new faces pinning a number on soon.
The course had everything you could hope for; lots of corners, grippy grass and extremely slick and loose sections, some bermed corners and wicked off-camber turns, noodling through trees and a sneaky hill at the back of the lake. All this packed into one of the most beautiful places with some of the most magnificent gum trees you'll find anywhere, with the vineyard and winery buildings as a backdrop. Beer hand-ups were on offer, the music was pumping and and curious crowd watched on as the racing started under perfect spring skies. With thanks to Zero Friction Cycling we had two Molton Speed Wax treated chains to give away for the 'almost' C-grade podiums (Congrats Carl and Sarah).
Live results/Animations can be found HERE.
For Crossresults.com format including links to photo albums, and your stats of nemesis etc visit HERE. If you have a photo album of the day please share it there.
NEXT SOCIAL EVENT: PACC at the PORT ADELAIDE XMAS PARADE 25 November!
STAY TUNED FOR CXTWILITE SERIES LAUNCH, KICKING OFF WITH XMAS XROSS 18 December!
I had SO much fun today! Thank you to the small amount of people who did the CX race - you are all amazing, and such great people. Although this was the smallest ‘cross race I have done, numbers-wise, I’d go far enough to say it was the most fun! ‘Cross is seriously the best, and our #PACCCX community is something I’m so glad to be a part of! ?? @aron_huysmans capturing the re-mount??#crossisboss #bikeSA #fleurieufondofestival #spincycleclothingxlavelocita #spincycleclothing #lavelocita #pochelmets #girocycling #focusbikes #marescx #cxminded #dugast