Yes Is the New Black

I did a mountain bike race. But not just, A race, but, a STAGE RACE. So, 3 races. The VT3, to be exact. I jumped into this because Kerry said he and Emily were driving up to Vermont for it and that I should do it. Sort of like with the Kona Adventure Team trip, I felt like “yes” was …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …