"Dirty Wooden Shoe is a great event and has something for everyone," said Vanessa Curtis of Iowa City Cycling Club. "There are some challenging technical elements including the Dutch Letters and some long uphill segments that tax the cardiovascular system, which make it a great tune-up for Jingle Cross."
"It is also an unintimidating course for a beginner cyclocross rider," said Curtis, "with friendly people, flowing sections to practice cornering, and multiple barriers to work on mounts and dismounts."
Most years Dirty Wooden Shoe includes a set of standard wood barriers, a couple 4x4s on a hillside climb, a whole drain pipe, and a set of two half pipes. Unless you're good at bunny hopping that can add up to four dismounts each lap. Even more if you mistime the "Dutch Letters."
Waiting for the album to drop? Getting the band back together?
We might need to do a caption contest...