Race #1 kicked off again at Valmont Bike Park for BoulderRacing under pleasant but for some a bit hot. The course was long and exhausting as the elevation on every climb was sure to put nearly every riding into the red and pain cave. Even with the recent rain the course was still quite dusty and with field sizes this made many riders coughing up dust the rest of the day but typical of CX races in September. Valmont really does provide a great venue for watching races, as from one spot a spectators can get a lot of view time from one spot, not always an option at other courses. Hopefully Boulder will see a lot more event a Valmont in the future!