I didn't race yesterday b/c I was busy conducting this circus. The second edition of Manion's wasn't as hilly as the first- so I guess that makes it the second most hilly cross race in the midwest. But forget the climbing, it was the wind that was the biggest factor. 30mph gusts had a lot of racers riding in packs.
I hope everyone enjoyed the course and had a good time. Thanks to everyone who came out and volunteered their time and energy to make this a great event. SC said it best, "It take's a lot of folks to put on a cross race, and while it's a lot of work, it's absolutely worth it". Props to Chris Locke of Cowtown for the course markings, Tallgrass Brewing for the suds, John Williams of Pot Pie fame for the good eats, the entire Colavita Cross Crew (!), and of course, Jody at Manion's for letting us play all over his hillside once again.
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