At Mellow Johnny's, we're sorta nuts for cyclocross. We watch European races with names we can't really pronounce. We listen to Flemish commentary and fancy that we understand a bit of it. We spend way too much time each Monday discussing the weekends events, and our managers pull their hair out each cross season trying to accommodate all of the day off requests. Needless to say, we're pretty excited that Cross Nationals is happening in our back yard.
Below is a list of events happening at MJ's over Nationals week. For racers, our service staff is prepped and ready to take care of all your needs. We're a ten minute bike ride from the course and are happy to dial in your race machine after every pre-ride. Our GM just told me the story of how he got on the podium at Cross Worlds in '06, and I work right next to an employee who was 9th at Road Race Nationals a few months ago. Our staff is full of seasoned riders just like these, who get overly excited talking about tire pressure and tubular cement.
Spectators, just sit back and enjoy the vibe. Cross is physically brutal, mentally challenging, emotionally taxing, and yet somehow a heck of a lot of fun. The vibe is welcoming and the short race laps make for great viewing.