So I have been contemplating a radical idea. I am in between jobs and wanted to take advantage of the time for a big life adventure. I am tentatively thinking of doing a road trip across the country this fall and trying to hit as many local cross scenes as I could possible get to. I would love to make a documentary film covering the races, interviewing racers and fans, and even documenting local week night training races.
Ideally I could pull together a little sponsorship to make it happen and get something really going. It would be great to have a video that could be used to promote cross as a sport and celebrate the wonderful community around it.
Anyway, first off, to see if this is even possible, I need to put together a list of key races (pro, amateur, and local training races) that would be good to hit. I want to see everything from the huge races to a race of 5 dudes in no-wheres-ville, USA. So let me know if you have any thoughts.
Also, if you have any ideas for such a trip, let me know (formats, sponsorship, other goals outside of making a movie).