So last Sunday was the first race of the Kansai Cyclocross season taking place on the shores of Lake Biwa in Shiga prefecture. It would be Fixed in Nara's first CX race too. A 5:30AM departure from Nara with Mike driving got us to the race venue just as the course was being set up...
|A beautiful setting for a cross race.|
|Testach x Van.|
|Toshio-san, still smiling!|
A chance to walk the long, technical course...
|Mikey is so pro.|
|Switchbacks on sand be evil.|
|Pick a line.|
|Loneliness of the long distance cyclocross rider.|
|Careful on those corners.|
Some riders were making it look easy...
|Either he's aiming for second place or it means go away in olde English sign language.|
|Cornering like a pro.|
|A Koga "Beachracer" possibly the perfect bike for the conditions.|
|Dogs at cross.|