Sunday forecast: Periods of light wintry precipitation. Temps nearly steady in the low to mid 30s. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precip 40%.
At lunch today, a friend confirmed that he was going to come out to the race on Sunday and see what it was all about. Another friend then asked me why anyone would want to race their bike in "this" kind of weather.
I paused for a second and said "I guess, because we can." She responded that she thought it was more a case of us proving to each other who was tougher. I laughed and said something like "yeah, that too."
Now that I've had time to think about it though, I would have a different response. It's not about proving something to someone else, it's about proving it to myself. Each race I've learned more and have gotten faster.
And, 'cross is just about the most fun I've ever had on a bicycle.