Anniversary Weekend

*Divine Providence* Saturday, 2013. My first CX race. The conditions were similar to Saturday this year. It had rained on Friday and the course was tacky for Saturday, but in 2013 I think Sunday was the rainy day. On the day I raced, I had a very last row callup (day of reg woes), and started behind 105 fellow Cat …

Gloucester Day 2: Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde really explains my feelings/actions regarding this weekend. Race #20. Gloucester Day 2. Elite Women. 3 A.M. I am up, wide awake. Coughing, snotting, general unhappying. I debate not racing. 7:15 A.M. Alarm makes me angry. I debate not racing. Arrival at race venue. Debate not racing. Get number 69 and seed 5th after UCI point-holders. …

Gloucester Day 1: Dr. Jekyll

Ah, Gloucester. Day 1. It is a very important and momentous day for me, as, it is the one year anniversary of my introduction to cyclocross. Until Gloucester (Day 1) of 2013, I had never seen a CX race. On that day, I saw 2 pile-ups right on the pavement at the start, and saw some 35+ guy snap his …

Sucker Brook Cyclocross

WARNING: race report Sunday, Sept 21, 2014. Sucker Brook (Suckerbrook?) Cyclocross in Auburn, NH. Don’t know how my face looks so …. errrr…. um… yea. But, I was excited about my race. It rained most of the morning and I was worried about the slick grass, but it got quite tacky for my 1:15 race time. There was a long …

#CXishere

Last weekend kicked off my second season of cyclocross, with Nittany Lion Cross being my 16th and 17th races for day 1 and day 2. Dudebros. And Ladygals. I got a UCI point in my 17th CX race. My season goal was to get a UCI point. I AM RETIRING!!! Photo by Alison Mittelstadt, nice enough to cheer me and …