Brushing Off the Cobwebs, Piling on the Dust

The season opener, a big show out in Rochester, NY at Genesee Park. Nothing like your first race of the season being a C1 UCI race. Seriously, I didn’t even have a training race. Plus, it was a new venue and a new course. I had been visualizing for the Ellison Park course all summer: hot weather, long climbs, sweeping …

Things are happening

You’ve got questions, I’ve got answers. Maybe you don’t have questions because it’s been so long since I’ve blogged that you don’t even KNOW what to ask. Well, I have you covered. I last left you talking about some races that I had been doing. An update there, I did only one more mountain bike race and a couple more …

A Little (or a lot) of Everything

It finally happened. Well, a lot of things finally happened. I did a mountain bike race! I did a UCI road race! I bought new shorts! (This is irrelevant but still important, because crack kills, and I felt I needed a third point.) Adding a new 4th point because it is literally taking me so long to get this blog …

Woodstock Firebelly

Following is an example of how to use only brute force, not any smarts whatsoever, in order to do fairly well at a road race. Warning: contains talk of poop and frustrations. Women’s Woodstock Cycling Grand Prix, aka, WWCGP. I have been meaning to do this race for the past 3 years (it has been around for 4 I think) …

Nationals? More like Smashionals!

Nationals. It’s the big show. A select few have their bigger sights set on worlds, but for me? Nationals. For a full spoiler, check out this link to the on-demand replays of the live feed! http://www.cxmagazine.com/live-video-2016-usa-cycling-cyclocross-national-championships-asheville Many racers had the opportunity to race in Tennessee and then stay over for the week local to the Nationals venue in Asheville, North Carolina. …

Mud-festivus For the Restofus

I just finished up two of the most muddy weekends I have ever encountered in my short CX career. Bottom line: for every bit of added fun, your muscles are sadder the next day. The mud giveth, and the mud taketh away. Jingle Cross in Iowa City, Iowa was a three day event: Friday night (a C2 race) was a …