So You Wanna Do Something Cool?

Seeing a lot of people graduating various education institutions makes me want to share some insight into how I fell into this “luxurious” lifestyle. Warning, what follows is not a race report, nor even really about me or cycling. It bothers me when people say that I am “lucky” to be a professional athlete. Are lawyers lucky when they make …

Outwit. Out Pedal. Outlast.

Imagine this. You show up to a race, and it is mass start. But there are two categories: e-bikes (motor bicycles) and regular bicycles. You are on a regular bike, and while you are only racing other regular bikes, e-bikes are racing each other and you. Because no e-bike wants to get beat by a regular bike. The faster of …

It’s Like America, but Different

The trip: December 13 – December 29 The races: World Cup Namur (pl 34), Waaslandcross (pl 17), World Cup Zolder (pl 31), Azencross at Loenhout (pl. 18) The conclusion: Not quite what I had hoped, yet more than I expected. One of my biggest failings this season is that I did not set any goals. The only rule I set …

Intercontinental Rise Through Mediocrity

Last season I came out of the gate swinging: winning and making podiums and being overall damn impressive. I expected this season to be about the same, or better if nothing else. The season started, and it wasn’t better. Or about the same. In fact, it was going quite worse if you just look at results 1:1. This is, of …

The Thing About It Is…

The thing about cyclocross is, it is the best sport ever. Why is it the best sport ever, you say? Because if it weren’t for cyclocross all we would have this time of year is pumpkin spice, and leaf raking. And I know you all have leaf blowers so we just have sugar and apples, which leads us to the …

Can I Speak With The Manager?

Long time no talk. I keep meaning to get to writing, but, this is not going at all how I expected. This being my season, being a team manager, no longer working a regular person job. I used to think the most stressful thing about CX prep was waiting from season to season to see if you have a team …