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The Louisville Courier-Journal ran an article last Sunday informing residents that "River Road...will be closed until Feb. 5 to accommodate two cyclo-cross events."   River Road runs out of downtown Louisville along the Ohio river.

As I drove around this morning picking up bits of cold weather gear and some fat pens my gloved hands wouldn't drop, I chatted with a dozen or so locals about the event.  Everyone knew about the event and they all referred to it in some fashion as "that bike race that's closing River Road."  

When I told them that it was a pretty big shindig, a world championship with riders and teams from all over the world held outside of Europe for the first time and right here in our backyards, without exception their attitudes changed to something like "wow, I didn't know it was a world championship, I just thought it was another bike race."

One fella who told me he was horribly inconvenience...

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