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 …

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 …

Supercross Super Community

This was a different race weekend for me. It was the third time I have raced at SuperCross Cup, and I was surrounded by familiar faces, but the Raleigh Clement team that I have been traveling with wasn’t there. I didn’t feel lost without the normal routine that comes with the team, traveling with Nick quelled any loneliness or nerves …

The Nasty Nati

There have been quite a few races this year I have called a “home race”, but this one may be the closest to my heart. I’ve never raced Cincy3 (now just… 2), but grew up only 60 miles away. The close proximity meant my parents could attend BOTH DAYS without even getting a hotel room. They have only seen me …