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 …

Mapping Out, Reflecting In

Where would I be without my sponsors? Without one of them, I couldn’t even figure that out. Hans van der Maarel of Red Geographics is a cartographer, and a cycling fan. This year he has offered to be one of my supporters because he believes in me, and in the sport of cyclocross. In turn, I believe in him and …

Road of Hard Knoxville – Road Nats

I did a road race. Like, a big one. It was USA PRO National Championships. For Pros. I am not a pro. I am not a roadie. I am only just becoming a pro cyclocross racer, and that is a stretch for the coming year (quit my job, not pulling a salary, so not sure when one become “pro”). For …

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 …