If a Little Bit Is Good, A Lot Must Be Better

It’s not that I am lazy, but I had been dealing with some overtraining, burnout, and anxiety that kind of kept me in a shell for a while – hence the lack of updates. With cross coming I knew I had to find my way into the light, and then, the saving adventure arrived. Barry Wicks asked if I wanted …

It’s Like America, but Different

The trip: December 13 – December 29 The races: World Cup Namur (pl 34), Waaslandcross (pl 17), World Cup Zolder (pl 31), Azencross at Loenhout (pl. 18) The conclusion: Not quite what I had hoped, yet more than I expected. One of my biggest failings this season is that I did not set any goals. The only rule I set …

Intercontinental Rise Through Mediocrity

Last season I came out of the gate swinging: winning and making podiums and being overall damn impressive. I expected this season to be about the same, or better if nothing else. The season started, and it wasn’t better. Or about the same. In fact, it was going quite worse if you just look at results 1:1. This is, of …

The Thing About It Is…

The thing about cyclocross is, it is the best sport ever. Why is it the best sport ever, you say? Because if it weren’t for cyclocross all we would have this time of year is pumpkin spice, and leaf raking. And I know you all have leaf blowers so we just have sugar and apples, which leads us to the …

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 …