This Saturday and Sunday we'll be watching the Cross Nationals live! At the Studio! Streaming to our big screen--since the racing is happening out in Bend, Oregon. We'll be watching the races in part because we know so many East Coasters that are racing--to many racers to name!
We'll be cheering for all the East Coasters that are missing our beautiful weather. We'll be yelling loudest--beginning at 3:30 on Sunday--for the Studio's own Andrea Smith. She's our mechanic, inspiration, adult, and humbler. She races for Ladies First and her machines are two beautiful Sevens provided by one of the founders of Diesel Cafe and Bloc 11--more on that another day.
Seeded in the front row with the other seven top ranked riders in the country, as VeloNews put it: Andrea Smith "could contend for a podium."
Given that Andrea just won the Verge New England Championship Cyclo-cross Series--the most contentious cross racing in New England, we wholeheartedly agree with VeloNews. She's also fitter than ever. Oh, and did we mention that she took 6th at last year's Nationals?
Local Champion--and national phenom--Mo Bruno-Roy will be on hand to stir things up, too. This MM Racing and Seven Cycles sponsored rider finished 9th at last year's Nationals and is in the best shape of her life--so we say! She's also been tearing it up all over the country so she is ready to go this weekend.
The Studio will be seeing a lot of other racers on Sevens and Honeys throughout the weekend. We'll be downing espresso shots for every Seven we see. And honey laced espresso shots for every Honey that rolls by. I'm sure we'll all be wired by the end of the first race.
The live race viewing schedule at the Studio looks like this:
Saturday, December 11
Note: We'll be open until the last race has ended--around 7:15pm.
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Sunday, December 12
Note: We'll be open until the last race has ended--around 6:30pm.
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