Tokeneke Classic

Tokeneke Classic, Regional Road Race Championships, Connecticut State Championships, and generally anticipated hard race. 66 miles with over 6700 feet of climbing. Having been focusing on sprints and starts for cross, this seemed quite daunting to me. That, on top of the 3 hour drive down there made me a bit apprehensive to register. Though, in a show for the …

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 …