It’s the end of August and fall is just around the corner. It’s my favorite time of year. Why?? Because cyclocross season is finally here. The 2017-18 season has started, with ‘cross racing at Blunt Park in Springfield, MA. It’s a low key, non-sanctioned race that’s close by and a good race to get the cobwebs out. However, that doesn’t make it any easier. It’s still has many of the usual guys that I race against each weekend throughout the season. With the first NYCROSS Series race only 2 weeks away, the Blunt Park race is a good warm-up race to see just where I’m at in the beginning of the season. And I’m right where I expected to be..near the bottom. But there was one big improvement for me, I did finish on the lead lap. Racing with the “really fast old guys”, that doesn’t always happen. It always feels good finish on the lead lap and I just hope that that’s a precursor to my season.