Camp was held in conjunction with the Marx-Bensdorf Cycling Team in Birmingham over the February 3-5th weekend. Despite the weather forecast calling for 90% rain all three days, we really lucked out and only ran into moisture on day one. Who would had have predicted that a weather forecast would be incorrect? Best team camp weather we have had in the history of BPC Cycling.
Along with the great weather came some great riding – Birmingham boasts some pretty nasty climbs. We’re talking in excess of 20% type climbs. Climbs that you are FORCED to stand the entire way up.
Only a few more weekends before the season kicks off in Monroe, LA. New BPC members Steve Fermanich and Dale Chrystie are both planning on attending, with a few others on the fence.
First big team race will be the Crosswinds Classic that takes place on the east side of Little Rock, AR. Apparently only 137ft of climbing over the 13 mile loop. Should be a good way to find out who can sprint and who cannot.