chop n drop, KY edition

My Focus bike, outstanding in its field. Phillipsburg, OH This weekend, the Derby City Cup cyclocross race in Louisville, Kentucky was on the race calendar. That is approximately a 19 hour drive from my home, but only a 3 hour drive from my parents’ in Dayton, OH. The most logical conclusion: fly to mommy and daddy’s, drive to race. Best …

Sausage Fest

What is the actual point of a “Moose Crossing” sign? Moose crossing, deer crossing, blind driveway? Are we supposed to be more cautious when we see these signs on the side of the road? Is it to remove all liability from the animal? “You hear about ole George? Hit a moose last night. Car totaled, ripped his face off.” “Yea, …

Anniversary Weekend

*Divine Providence* Saturday, 2013. My first CX race. The conditions were similar to Saturday this year. It had rained on Friday and the course was tacky for Saturday, but in 2013 I think Sunday was the rainy day. On the day I raced, I had a very last row callup (day of reg woes), and started behind 105 fellow Cat …