The Starting Line
If you want to try cyclocross, be warned:
— You will get cold and muddy.
— You’ll have to get off your bike and carry it over barriers — or up a muddy hill or set of stairs.
— Spectators will heckle you.
But they also might hand you candy, money or a beer. You’ll talk with other cyclists afterward about how hard it was. You’ll have fun.
Yes, it’s cold out, but there are still races to run. Here’s your list for the next few weekends:
Weekend of Nov. 30-Dec. 1:
— Stuff ‘N Puff 5K
This is a 5K race and a 1-mile fun run on Saturday in Sullivan. It benefits the Sullivan-Okaw Valley cross country program.
Kate Pond spent a recent Saturday hiking 10 miles around town with more than 30 other people, crossing through a stream with knee-high water, helping carry several large logs and several people, occasionally stopping for some pushups, all the while carrying a backpack with some bricks in it.
It’s not how most people might choose to spend a weekend day.