Road of Hard Knoxville – Road Nats

I did a road race. Like, a big one. It was USA PRO National Championships. For Pros. I am not a pro. I am not a roadie. I am only just becoming a pro cyclocross racer, and that is a stretch for the coming year (quit my job, not pulling a salary, so not sure when one become “pro”). For …

Hear Me Roar

I wrote a blog post for Nationals, but it was uninspired and boring. Instead, I want to take the time to highlight the last 3 races I have done (US Nationals, World Cup Fiuggi Regiune Lazio (Italy), and World Cup Hoogerheide (Netherlands)). They were 3 completely different courses that required totally different skill sets, yet my 3 weakest points determined …

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. …

CX nationals pre ride video

Onboard gopro footage of my preride of the USAC Cyclocross Nationals course on Friday, Januaury 9, 2015. The course was shortened due to long lap times and the stupidly terrible uphill barrier section was removed, and may not be totally representative of the elite races for Sunday. Friday morning held some rain so the course was slick, but was getting …

Ends with Friends

2014 is about to end, but for me I feel like my year won’t actually be over until after nationals. I will celebrate the year with some moderate level of excitement, but it will be overshadowed by my pre-race nerves. I get so unbelievably nervous before races. If you have read my blog before, or have been anywhere near me …