I must start by saying this was an unforgettable ride for many reasons. I grew up in Lowndes County, Alabama, which is between Selma and Montgomery, so I have personal history with this bike route.
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Cyclocross is something I have wanted to try for years but I have always been too afraid. I’m not the most coordinated person, especially off-road. I tried mountain biking several years ago and loved it but I wasn’t any good. I fell.......a lot!
Anyone who has raced an Ironman before will tell you that the toughest part of the day was the training leading up to it. Endless hours and miles, pre-dawn alarms for those early Saturday morning workouts, and date nights with a foam roller. Not to mention, more often than not, completely alone.