Woodstock Wrenching Cycling GP

After last year’s highly acclaimed “Woodstock Firebelly” blog, I got many requests for a blog after this year’s Women’s Woodstock Cycling Grand Prix. Well, bad news folks, as I had to tell my host house mommy Joanne in answer to her question the moment I walked in: I had no upset stomach, and no chemical concoction of horror inside of …

Not Providence, Still a Crossiversary

 This was an incredible weekend. I had high hopes coming off of the past week of great results, but also, because the Providence race has a special place in my heart. It is the marker of my crossiversary. Back when I lived in Providence, some weirdos at Brown University convinced me to try this thing called… “cyclocross”? So three years …

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 …

A Little (or a lot) of Everything

It finally happened. Well, a lot of things finally happened. I did a mountain bike race! I did a UCI road race! I bought new shorts! (This is irrelevant but still important, because crack kills, and I felt I needed a third point.) Adding a new 4th point because it is literally taking me so long to get this blog …

Woodstock Firebelly

Following is an example of how to use only brute force, not any smarts whatsoever, in order to do fairly well at a road race. Warning: contains talk of poop and frustrations. Women’s Woodstock Cycling Grand Prix, aka, WWCGP. I have been meaning to do this race for the past 3 years (it has been around for 4 I think) …

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 …