Woodstock Wrenching Cycling GP

After last year’s highly acclaimed “Woodstock Firebelly” blog, I got many requests for a blog after this year’s Women’s Woodstock Cycling Grand Prix. Well, bad news folks, as I had to tell my host house mommy Joanne in answer to her question the moment I walked in: I had no upset stomach, and no chemical concoction of horror inside of …

Concord to Paris to Ancaster to Paris to Concord

I have been busy and I have been exhausted. Turns out things are harder when instead of fully committing yourself to one thing you largely commit yourself to many things: jack of all trades, master of none! But they asked for blogs, SO BLOGS THERE WILL BE! OR just blog. [update, this is a long blog, so blog went to …

Bike Travels, Logistics Edition

So you want to travel with your bike – I support this choice! There are many benefits to traveling with your own bike: you know the bike and equipment; you know the size; and for a longer trip it is likely cheaper and easier than renting a bike. There are also some downsides to traveling with your bike: There is …

Surviving Bieles

And just. Like. That. The season is over, and not a moment too soon. I am exhausted. There is still cyclocross racing happening in Belgium after Worlds, but I am not ready for that. Not mentally, not physically, not feasibly. The past 4 weeks of racing have been some of the most mentally and physically taxing I have ever experienced. …

Hear Me Roar

I wrote a blog post for Nationals, but it was uninspired and boring. Instead, I want to take the time to highlight the last 3 races I have done (US Nationals, World Cup Fiuggi Regiune Lazio (Italy), and World Cup Hoogerheide (Netherlands)). They were 3 completely different courses that required totally different skill sets, yet my 3 weakest points determined …

A Muddy Uphill Battle

Yea, I know, I have not updated in a while. But I have been busy! Since I got back from Europe I have been busy resting, being sick, recovering, training, working, and worrying. The weekend following the Valkenburg World Cup was the Continental Championships in Cincinnati, OH. I went out to race, knowing I was not in strong contention for …