You’ve probably never tried to ride your bike through deep sand. Why would you? Sand and bikes (unless they’re fat) don’t go together.
That is, of course, unless you are a cyclocross racer.
The second race of the Grand Prix Brad Ross took place at Vancouver Lake on Saturday. The Het Meer event is a local classic primarily because of its big beach that requires competitors to get though a long sandy section. While some people opt to carry their rigs over this obstacle, most opt to ride. And, if the photos we’ve seen from the event are any indication — many of those people don’t make it without at least one tumble.
Check out these images from ‘cross fan Matt Haughey:
See more of Matt’s excellent images — including people who smoothly survived the sand — on his Flickr album page.
We’ll be covering ‘cross all season long and posting images from the weekend every Monday.
NOTE: We realized after posting this that Matt’s images are from previous years. Sorry for the mistake. They are still worth seeing! `
— Jonathan Maus, (503) 706-8804 – firstname.lastname@example.org