Creve Coeur is usually a place for me to avoid when cyclocross racing. I mean, it's flat. I'm not good on the flat ground. However, with my newfound excitement for racing my mountain bike in inappropriate places, I decided to do it anyway. And it was great! I lead the first long lap and only began to get passed in the second lap. I was never farther back than 4th place! The first photo is the second or third lap, chasing Scott Ogilvie.
There was a killer dirt mound on the backside of the course.
I was putting some distance between myself and some 'crossers, while getting gapped at the front by the fast guys.
Scott schooled me EVERY time on the barriers.
Some VERY cool corners. I finally got away from Scott when he rolled a tubular on a particularly tricky corner. Too bad, as I was hoping to actually race to the finish line. I ended up 3rd place, my best placing in a 'cross race since 2001.