We started a company cyclocross team a few weeks ago and two things are already apparent: we aren’t that serious and we aren’t that good. But cyclocross season is six months away and with enough work, we may stand a chance as competitors. After only a couple of weeks of training, we’ve already learned some lessons that will prove invaluable on the muddy courses this fall. We’ve also learned a lot about each other, which is to be expected when attempting to start a work cyclocross team, which I don’t necessarily recommend.
In honor of National Bike Month, I thought I’d share the top 5 reasons why you might want to avoid starting a company-sponsored cross team.
1. Wearing muddy spandex around the office makes colleagues feel uncomfortable.
2. People who are trying to focus on real work are averse to the sound of cowbells.
3. The boss is not quite sure how to take it when you elbow him out of the way to get to the water cooler first.
5. The tech team quickly tires of cleaning french fry grease and mayonnaise out of your keyboard.