TEAM MONSTER TRUCK CYCLOCROSS PRACTICES!
WHEN? Mondays, 6:30 PM, beginning Monday, August 8th.
WHERE? Danehy Park, North Cambridge (behind Fresh Pond). Easiest way to get there is to enter from Sherman St and then take a right on the paved path. Look for barriers, flags, and people on bikes.
WHO? You! This is open to anyone looking to brush up on cross skills, anyone with questions about cross, or the cross curious.
WHAT WILL WE DO? We’ll be focused on beginner skills to start, covering all the topics you need to tackle this cyclocross season with confidence.
Each week we’ll start with a short discussion and demo of techniques, followed by plenty of practice on a mini course emphasizing that week’s skill. We’ll always be glad to try to answer you have about skills, racing, equipment, and anything else.
As a “graduation” join us at QuadCX for a group pre-ride and last minute Q&A before the races.
08/29: Off-camber handling
09/05 (labor day): Starts and two up cornering, plus general discussion on race preparation (tire pressure, what to eat prior to race, gearing, course inspection, etc.)
WHAT DO I BRING? A bike (cx, mountain, commuter, hybrid, road, whatever you’ve got), water, snack, lights.
HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION? Follow @TmMonsterTruck on Twitter for the most up-to-date info, also join our Facebook group, and our Google group. Feel free to send us any questions, all of those accounts are monitored regularly.
WHAT IF IT RAINS? With our current venue, practice will be cancelled if it rains. However, since mud is fair game in cyclocross, we are working on finding an alternative location for rainy days, to avoid destroying the grass of a public park.