Midnight Ride of CX, Grand Prix of Gloucester, Night Weasels, Providence CX Festival.
6 races in 11 days. Some have called this New England cyclocross Holy Week, others have deemed it Hell Week. Certainly many of us will be praying for strength or mercy, since indeed it is both.
This week also marks Michaelmas; the feast of Saint Michael. The current date of St. Michael's Day is on September 29th, the day after the Midnight Ride. The ancient date for Michaelmas is October 10th, the day after Providence Cyclocross Fest ends. NECX Holy-Hell Week spans the feast of St. Michael.
Every year, the bicycles become more heavenly, and the courses become more hellish.
So pray for us this week, lend us strength and mercy, we the disciples of cyclocross.