Technically, it’s not the end of the year yet…

According to Katie Macarelli of Feedback Sports, it’s not time to turn the page to the new year quiiiiiiiiite yet…

katie blog1Every year around this time, most people are getting ready to wrap things up. For many of us, the new year holds an air of undefined, magical promise. We set goals, we plan trips, we make resolutions, and we delight in wondering what 2016 may bring! But for those of us who adhere to the cyclocross calendar, this is when the record skips. Yes, 2015 may be wrapping up, but the cyclocross season will not be dismantled, boxed up and put away until January 10th, 2016. That Sunday marks the end of Cx Nationals, and therefore is what we like to think of as “the proper end” to the year.

katie blog2We don’t make the rules. We just ride by them. If you really want to argue the validity of the cyclocross calendar, take it up with USAC–where if you have a December birthday, your “cross age” is 2 years older than you really are for the majority of the racing season. It’s a little “Alice in Wonderland”-crazy. One could make the comparison that it’s just as crazy as the mud and snow we ride in or the people who give bacon hand-ups while heckling words of encouragement. We embrace that sort of crazy with open arms.

All of us at Feedback Sports consider ourselves very lucky in that our work often coincides with where and how we like to play. So next week when the rest of the world is coming back from winter break and “going back to work”, we will be at Cx Nationals in Asheville, NC. And if you guessed that we’re a little bit excited, you’d be right…

Read the full blog post HERE.

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