Well, I'm definitely having lots of fun with cyclocross despite there being tons of room for improvement. The Toronto race at Centennial taught me a couple of things. First, a tire pressure of 50psi is too much, even on clinchers. I kept falling on every lap and also kept losing traction on the steep hills. Second, shifting is better than trying to power over obstacles in the big ring. Third, timing systems are highly suspect. I finished 8th in the M3 race after catching and sprinting against three guys in the final stretch. I'm sure I got them all but the timing system read one of them in front of me. You be the judge. The sprint is at the end of the video below.
Jamie did not need to sprint as she dominated a highly competitive field of pro women. She hit the front on the first lap and simply rode away from her competition. If you want to see a clinic on cyclocross technique watch her steadily make her way through the M2 men's field which started a minute ahead of her.
The video below is courtesy of my dad who busted out some mad vid making skills to put this together complete with the dramatic movie soundtrack. Jason, JJ, David, and Jodie were also present at the race although Jodie had to pull out due to a back injury. Congrats to JJ on taking second in the beginner men's race. Enjoy.