I watched this video the other morning while eating breakfast after finishing my run. Yes, I know, it doesn't get much nerdier than watching cyclocross while eating breakfast. However, this is a video of the last couple of laps at one of last year's World Cup cross races in Kalmthout, Belgium and is an amazing performance by pro cyclocrosser Sven Nys. We've raced in conditions like this before and knowing what that's like makes how fast these guys are going even more awesome.
My favorite part is at about 3:45 into the video. Watch the spectators at about that time. I suppose that in the U.S. you have to live in Portland to have that many spectators at a cross race let alone ones crazy enough to come out in the snowy conditions. Then again, the Belgian fans have gin to take some of the edge off their crazy.
The first cross race in northeast Ohio is next weekend! Just in case it isn't obvious, cyclocross season is my favorite time of year.