Having lived in Baltimore for 20+ years, I finally made it a point to check out Charm City Cross. So Sunday morning, I made the short drive across town to Druid Hill Park and checked out some cross. I had plans for the afternoon so I didn't get to see the pros, but I was able to check out the everyman/woman riders. So let's get to the pictures...
A few course shots
That little hill in the back is probably the toughest part of the course.
Riders during the course inspection ride. I was talking to one of the course workers and he said that this hill is featured every year, but this is the first time they have featured a switchback.
prepare to dismount
and climb up
that's a smile right? seems like some people enjoy this
This gives you an idea of how steep the hill is
and when you get to the top of the hill, it isn't flat
This is a nasty transition, a little wet dirt to pavement. I saw a couple of riders fishtail here.
I have a few rolls of black and white to work through, I will post them at a later date. I have admit, I almost tempted to try this out, but I would have to buy a cyclocross bike and my wife said if I did I would have to sell a camera or two....so we'll see.