2009 Zipp OVCX Cyclocross Tour:
September 20: CycleSport Cyclocross - Landen, Ohio
October 4: Tour de Louisville – Louisville, Kentucky
Cincinnati International Cyclocross Festival
October 9: Darkhorse Cyclo-Stampede - Covington, KY (UCI)
October 10: Java Johnny's - Middletown, OH (UCI)
October 11: BioWheels/United Dairy Farmers Harbin Park - Fairfield, OH (UCI)
October 18: DRT Consulting Cross - Bloomington, IN
October 24: Papa John's Derby City USGP #1 - Louisville, KY (UCI)
October 25: Papa John's Derby City USGP #2 - Louisville, KY(UCI)
November 1: Gun Club Cyclocross - Cincinnati, OH
November 8: Promotion Cross - Lexington, KY
November 15: Infirmary Mound/Cap City Cross - Columbus, OH
November 21: Southeastway Cross – Indianapolis, Indiana
November 22: Brookside Cross Cup / IN State Championships – Indianapolis, Indiana
November 29: John Bryan State Park / Ohio State Champs - Yellow Springs, OH
Zipp OVCX Finale
December 6 Storm the Greens / Kentucky State Champs - Louisville, KY
This was in my email this morning, and it seems way too early to be thinking about this stuff. Of course, I saw a training article from Cyclocross Magazine on Twitter a couple of days ago advising how important it is to start your base training in June. Yes, June. Base training. That's totally what June is for.
One good thing is that after a couple of years of 'cross recession in Indiana (while the rest of the country was booming), we are finally going to have a whopping three USAC sanctioned races in the state and even one in Bloomington. Unfortunately, it's the same weekend as the Pisgah Mountain Bike Stage Race, so I won't get to embarrass myself in front of a local crowd.
Looking over the schedule, I'm not sure how much of a 'cross season I will actually have this year, since mountain bike season will last through November. I might sneak in a little 'cross in between, but I'm not sure. We'll see how masochistic I'm feeling come fall.