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 …

World Cups of Tea and Toast

World Cups, CdMs. On American soil no less! This week has been looming over me for quite some time. This summer I was furious with anticipation. I was beyond worried that I would not get a bid in to races. Knowing I was not in the top 50 of the UCI rankings (64th) meant I was not auto-qualified and would …

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. …

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 …

A season in bike.

1st UCI race of the season, Nittany – Photo by Alison Mittelstadt Gloucester Providence Providence Taking turn after the flyover CSI Shedd Park- I chase Mo around a tree, note closeness. Shedd Park – I chase Mo into some trees, note closeness still. Shedd Park Supercross Cup – Photo by Anthony Benavides Getting low at Supercross Snow ride on Thanksgiving …

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 …