Army Turkey Cyclocross at West Point

The Army Turkey Cyclocross race was held on the grounds of West Point and was promoted by West Point Cycling. Off the main campus, the race was held at Camp Buckner. Even though we were not on the main campus, it was still pretty cool being at West Point. I’ve been there a few times before, but not for a lot of years.
The masters race was a small field of 9 or 10 riders, most most were familiar faces from other races. Although the race race was at 9:00 am and I had a 2 hour 20 minute drive to West Point, I felt pretty good. Race time temperature was in the neighborhood of 35 degrees. I actually like riding and racing in temperatures in the mid 30’s to mid 40’s.
We had a fairly flat and fast course with a lot of tight, 180 degree turns and a sandy beach run. Other than the beach and the barriers, the course was 100% ridable. Although I finished -1 lap, I was able to complete 6 laps in the 45 minute race for 6th place Masters 45+ and 7th place overall Masters.
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