Staying In and Pulling Through

Riding at the track is an interesting experience for me each and every time I show up. Adding to the variety: there are three different courses (maybe even more…). There is the road course, Frontier, and the oval (with or without chicanes). All are around a mile to 1.5 miles in length: the road course has non-trivial turns, one punchy …

Exeter Classic, Three for Three.

Last night’s Exeter Classic criterium proved to be quite successful, despite my early nerves. As I stated in prior posts, crit racing makes me a bit nervous. Tighter groups, faster racing, more corners. Crashing is inevitable. Going into the race I was nervous not just about crashing, but also the reglist, as I saw Gabby Durrin and Crystal Anthony had …

Learning. Experience.

I really loved the feedback I got on my last post! Between the post and the race, a lot of good conversation happened here, on Twitter, and that good old-fashion face-to-face communication that may never have actually happened as it was not meticulously documented. Many people understood¬†my frustration with a lack of upgrade, some thought I should have been granted …

Purgatory RR Victory!

So, I am doing a terrible job of regular blogging, but I am either too busy to write, or too bored and uninspired. On Thursday at the track I wrote a great blog article in my head, but by the time I had to time write it on Friday it was gone. My brain is like a sieve. A very …

Lake Sunapee Road Race

I have a lot to say, so I guess I just have to write chronologically, because that is at least some kind of organization. Today I raced the Lake Sunapee Road Race. Back in 2013 it was my second road race ever; I came in 3rd in the W4 field after some over-zealous pulling and not being able to handle …