Thursday, 5 February 2015

Kansai CX, Kyoto


An early start last Sunday to head out to a snow covered Kyoto Cyclocross with Brad, Toshio and Pete. Toshio and Pete had entered into the C4 category races, Pete for the fist time, Toshio in his second ever cross race. First task was registration...


Then, as the sun came up we walked the course...




Once the sun was "up" and the test rides began the snow quickly gave way to thick mud making an already technical course that much harder...




The combination of snow, mud and grass was already taking it's toll on the bikes...


 We were now all officially part of Team Bubba thanks to some Minnesota "Bubba" plates Pete had brought...


A lot of waiting around before the races started...



Some using the time to clean up their bikes before the races. This was the near constant queue for the hoses...



 Toshio-san lined up for his race...


Bike and shoes fashionably colour coordinated in this season's hottest colour "mud brown"...


Then the action began...


And...


...They're...


...Off...


Naturally, the mud just got thicker and thicker...



Toshio-san was doing very well...


And seemingly enjoying himself too...



We tried a few different camera settings trying to get that perfect cyclocross photo. With varying degrees of success...






Brad was busy doing the same and shooting bikes...


Out on the course the mud was getting serious...



Then it was Pete's turn to race...


He was looking relaxed on the start line...


And having fun out on the course...




As were the team from Movement...



A few more "arty" photo attempts...




Pete was looking very fresh after the race...


Which is more than can be said for his mud caked bike...


Time to join the queue for those hoses...



A great day had all round. Thanks to Toshio-san. Pete and Brad. Next season team Bubba/KCDC will back stronger than ever! Any sponsors wanting to send us free shit get in touch at the usual address, we'll take anything and will happily race for cookies and beer!

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