by Trish Albert/Southeastern Cycling
Who doesn’t love a cyclocross race at a Brewery? The Bike Law Georgia Cyclocross Series p/b Perimeter Roofing had two in one weekend at Across the Beeriers in Athens. Saturday saw great racing at Southern Brewing including the course going straight through the brewery. Sunday was at series’ sponsor Terrapin Beer Company, who always welcomes GACX with a fun and technical course. With lows in the upper 30s and highs around 60, perfect racing weather was served along with frosty beverages for the adult racers both days. Swagger put on a great weekend of racing!
The Men’s and Women’s Single Speed races rounded out the weekend on Sunday at Terrapin Beer Company. In the Women’s race, three crazy single speeders lined up to vie for GACX medal. As she has in every Single Speed race, she’s entered this year, Molly Russell-Holmes (Loose Nuts Cycling) rode away from the competition. Lindsey Cochran (Team United Healthcare Georgia/706P) was chasing valiantly until an untimely crash broke her chain. Lindsey also offered a blood sacrifice to the CX goddess with a knee injury that needed stitches. Cassidy Thornton took the party pace option and captured the second spot on the podium.
The podium in the Men’s Single Speed was hotly contested as David Kemp (CX Mafia) and Matthew Reeves traded blows throughout the race. David took the early lead, but Matthew soon caught up and stuck to David’s wheel the rest of the race. On the last lap, David put in an acceleration with a super high cadence rarely seen outside of a velodrome to put an 8 second gap on Matthew. David held on for the win with Matthew in second. Chris Robinson (L5 Flyers) came in for third. David said the “course was fun, but demanding. My pre-hydration was on point.”