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THE REST | From Page 7 competition if they can’t keep up, in cyclocross riders take to a very short grass course and simply go through it as many times as they can in the time allotted: usually 30 to 45 minutes, depending on experience level. “One of the best things about cyclocross versus running or any other sport ... is that you can be a couch potato one day, and the next you can come out and be in the beginner race and after one (lap) you won’t even know what place you are in,” Jourdan said. “Everybody is intermixed, you don’t get that bruised ego.” Each event has a party atmosphere, complete with food trucks, TV screens and races for children, such as Hayes’ 10-yearold son, Marek. Above all, participants say, it’s a sport with a sense of humor. Attendees at the race are more than mere spectators, taking on the role of “good-natured hecklers” and offering cyclists “hand-ups,” incentives that

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Adventure Indiana | Spring 2013  

South-Central Indiana's Adventure Magazine

Adventure Indiana | Spring 2013  

South-Central Indiana's Adventure Magazine

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