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 …

Surviving Bieles

And just. Like. That. The season is over, and not a moment too soon. I am exhausted. There is still cyclocross racing happening in Belgium after Worlds, but I am not ready for that. Not mentally, not physically, not feasibly. The past 4 weeks of racing have been some of the most mentally and physically taxing I have ever experienced. …

A Muddy Uphill Battle

Yea, I know, I have not updated in a while. But I have been busy! Since I got back from Europe I have been busy resting, being sick, recovering, training, working, and worrying. The weekend following the Valkenburg World Cup was the Continental Championships in Cincinnati, OH. I went out to race, knowing I was not in strong contention for …

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 …