what is #backyardcx2013?

Sep 23, 2013

I like riding my bike.  It goes without saying.  Just look at the domain name.  Ever since we moved into our house I have been thinking of different routes around the trees and throughout the backyard for a mini cyclocross course just for me to play and train.  While I don’t have any plans to actually race this season due to the business of life as a dad in the Midwest (poor excuse) I still like riding my On-One Dirty Disco in its native habitat.

So to answer the question what is #backyardcx2013?

It is a cyclocross race against one’s self in one’s backyard or close by city park in which one rides laps to better one’s fitness and soul.

“Why did you put a dumb hashtag on the name, Jeremy?”

The hashtag is so that I can follow my progress as I ride this course over and over and over.

Here is the course via Strava:

And here is the results of my first 4 lap running of it, only 20 minutes as I realized I am in no shape to be pushing CX type levels of running and riding:

My initial  goal with this is to push towards 40 min and 8 laps.  I will get there, it just takes time.

If I had a GoPro I would shoot a video of it, but you get to see the DD at the start line ;)


Have fun, and try #backyardcx2013 for yourself


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