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 …

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 …

Nationals: just another race, just another Monday.

Well, we’ve managed to see another season of cyclocross come and go. I’m not even done cleaning up from this season and my eyes are already fixated on the next. I guess now is a time to reflect on Nationals, the week leading up, and then to look at my goals of next year. My Nationals trip began more than …

Sterling Mud: a long way from the top

Thanksgiving Sunset, Concord NH Baystate. Sterling, Massachusetts. In 2013 I was happy to FINISH this race. It is a tough course that Tom Stevens designs, featuring off-cambers (adverse cambers???), punchy climbs and tricky descents. The only two years I got to race this course (’13, ’14), the weather was the insult to injury, the icing on the cake, the gingerbread …