Surviving Bieles

And just. Like. That. The season is over, and not a moment too soon. I am exhausted. There is still cyclocross racing happening in Belgium after Worlds, but I am not ready for that. Not mentally, not physically, not feasibly. The past 4 weeks of racing have been some of the most mentally and physically taxing I have ever experienced. …

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 …

Zonhoven, a Day in the Sand

Zonhoven. (with almost zero photos because I just can’t be bothered to take them myself, and no one else took any. I suck) I had my very first Belgian cyclocross experience, and it didn’t go terribly. Being my my first trip to Europe to race cross, I came in with no real expectations. My only goal was to get this …

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 …

Heat Wave Hello

I am pretty behind in the posting. I know I said I would post about my Amy D appointment, but things got pretty crazy for me for a while between trai ning and the new job and then organizing stuff with the team. In a nutshell: I was selected to ride for the Amy D Racing program. My racing is …