Yes Is the New Black

I did a mountain bike race. But not just, A race, but, a STAGE RACE. So, 3 races. The VT3, to be exact. I jumped into this because Kerry said he and Emily were driving up to Vermont for it and that I should do it. Sort of like with the Kona Adventure Team trip, I felt like “yes” was …

If a Little Bit Is Good, A Lot Must Be Better

It’s not that I am lazy, but I had been dealing with some overtraining, burnout, and anxiety that kind of kept me in a shell for a while – hence the lack of updates. With cross coming I knew I had to find my way into the light, and then, the saving adventure arrived. Barry Wicks asked if I wanted …

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 …