2016 Brownwood Bike Rally

The Brownwood Bike Rally is a great event. It's great because of all the East Atlanta Kids Club children riding bikes, doing morning races, and having a good time. It's also great because it's a nice little teaser to the CX season and to test the legs.

Kids lining up to race.

Kids lining up to race.

For the children's races I volunteered to be the course sweeper, and help the kids finish the course. I also was the sweeper for the B's race, which was nice because I got to preview the offroad sections of the course.

A's milling around the start line. I don't think anyone warmed up.

A's milling around the start line. I don't think anyone warmed up.

For the A's race I started in a poor position, and within 1min I was essentially out of contention. After that I just clawed my way up several positions by using fitness from road racing and then tried to limit my time loses in the offroad turns (which I really need to work on). Ended up getting 10th. Starting position importance and fighting through bottle necks was an excellent lesson to be reminded of.

And with that, RACE BIKES!!!!!!

OOOPH THESE FUJI CX BIKES ARE SO HOTTT

OOOPH THESE FUJI CX BIKES ARE SO HOTTT

Paint sanded off and then repainted solid red/orange.

Paint sanded off and then repainted solid red/orange.

38t front chainring.

38t front chainring.

This was an interesting find.

This was an interesting find.

Atala - don't know it. Campy brakes.

Atala - don't know it. Campy brakes.

Nice butting, this bike was very shiny.

Nice butting, this bike was very shiny.

Interesting old CX bike - no pedals. I don't think I saw this one being raced.

Interesting old CX bike - no pedals. I don't think I saw this one being raced.

CSK Pro Cycling Team - never heard of them.

CSK Pro Cycling Team - never heard of them.

The classic. Camo handlebar tape. CX1. Yes.

The classic. Camo handlebar tape. CX1. Yes.