The lovely people over at HalfWheelHell did a review of Mud, Snow and Cyclocross, and Daryl Grisson had some nice things to say:
“Within one month’s time, many racers across the Mid-Atlantic region will be pulling their skinsuits out again, visualizing hole-shots and packing their race bags for the opening race of the cyclocross season. It’s a fall tradition with European roots. But it’s a fall tradition that has taken off here in America with its own special flavors and characteristics. Love it or hate it (or do both in the course of single race!), ‘cross is trend in American cycling that gets bigger every year. This year, however, it gets its “getting bigger” chronicled, analyzed and explained in a new book by Molly Hurford, editor of Cyclocross Magazine. Mud, Snow, and Cyclocross: How ‘Cross Took Over US Cycling will both whet your appetite for the coming season and help you understand a bit more about why we do ‘cross the way we do it here, both in the Mid-Atlantic region and across the United States as well. If you race ‘cross, you want to order this book and read it before you roll up to your first starting grid of the season. But you’ll want to act quickly: the book is on pre-sale now and, just pre-registration for a ‘cross race, there are benefits to being first!”
“In short, if you love cyclocross, you’ll love this book. Hurford’s writing is casual and conversational because the pros she talked with are approachable and passionate about reaching out to the fans and the grassroots racers who keep cyclocross growing here in the States. They are down-to-earth and truly enjoy talking to Hurford’s readers. American cyclocross may not be the same as European cyclocross. But for the racers who will enjoy reading this book while they anxiously await the opening minute of registration for the first race of the year, that’s just the way it needs to stay: the people’s sport.”
We head to the printer’s next week, so it’s almost showtime!