Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Pennsyl-Tucky Cyclocross Championships

Western Pennsylvania is a great place to ride and also has some good riders, but for some reason the area has very little racing, other than a Wednesday Night Training Race around a semi-banked track oval during the months of April through September. It is almost like the area is it's own isolated, hard-to-get-to island of cycling. What's worse, is that when someone does put in a good,hard effort to promote a race, few in the Pittsburgh Area actually do show up to do the race. For this reason, I have given Western PA the new name of Pennsyl-Tucky. It really is not part of the mid-west cycling scene, nor is it part of the mid-atlantic cycling scene. We in Western PA are our own isolated group of cycling species. So, with this in mind, I am un-officially calling next weekends Murraysville Cyclocross Race the Pennsyl-Tucky Cyclocross Championships. I posted it here before, but this link will give you all the information you need about the race:
I do hope if you race/ride in Western PA that you do make it a point to support our local and sparse racing scene. See you at the race! - Gerry


Jason said...

With all the great riding around here, I'm not sure why WPA is an island of few races and fewer racers.

Good luck with the fight for the Pennsyl-Tucky CX Championship. I will be trying just to survive on my Mamasita with the "C"s! ;)

Feel It: The Factory Rider said...

Here are some photos from Sundays state Champs. Congrats on the victory! Fun to watch you battle and attack in the elites too.

Robert Sroka

steevo said...

"Gerry Pflug won the elite masters race and then lined up for the Elite 1/2/3 race and got 4th, clearly the hard man of the day!"