Just Freaking DO It

So you want to race in Europe (or at least you want to know about how I did it). Step one: Listen to everything everyone says about it. This will make it easier. Step two: Make sure you are surrounded by people who are concerned about you and your relative competency and thus will ensure that every single detail is …

Zonhoven, a Day in the Sand

Zonhoven. (with almost zero photos because I just can’t be bothered to take them myself, and no one else took any. I suck) I had my very first Belgian cyclocross experience, and it didn’t go terribly. Being my my first trip to Europe to race cross, I came in with no real expectations. My only goal was to get this …

Not Providence, Still a Crossiversary

 This was an incredible weekend. I had high hopes coming off of the past week of great results, but also, because the Providence race has a special place in my heart. It is the marker of my crossiversary. Back when I lived in Providence, some weirdos at Brown University convinced me to try this thing called… “cyclocross”? So three years …

World Cups of Tea and Toast

World Cups, CdMs. On American soil no less! This week has been looming over me for quite some time. This summer I was furious with anticipation. I was beyond worried that I would not get a bid in to races. Knowing I was not in the top 50 of the UCI rankings (64th) meant I was not auto-qualified and would …

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 …