Bald Peak to watch the Pain on the Peak cyclocross race. I think I found a new obsession!
For those of you that don't know what cyclocross is, here's the Wikipedia entry on it (what did we do before Wikipedia?!).
It was hot and dusty, pretty much the opposite of the stereotypical cyclocross image, but it still looked like a lot of fun. Watching these guys race their bikes in a dusty pack, then hop off and carry their bikes across obstacles made both of us want to try it. They had a junior competition, and when Liam saw the kids go by, he looked at me and said, "I want to try that." I nearly cried.
There's a place in Portland that rents cross bikes, and a series is starting up soon. I think I'll have to give it a try!
Check out my set of pictures here.