Mud-festivus For the Restofus

I just finished up two of the most muddy weekends I have ever encountered in my short CX career. Bottom line: for every bit of added fun, your muscles are sadder the next day. The mud giveth, and the mud taketh away. Jingle Cross in Iowa City, Iowa was a three day event: Friday night (a C2 race) was a …

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 …

Keep Getting Boulder

My apologies for being a bit behind in the blogging. Travelling to the past few races has kept me busy, I have been physically and mentally exhausted, and I have not felt super amped about my results so motivation was generally low. All of this is a positive feedback cycle, which does not help in any way. Cool views from …

How to Pass in Mass, Tour of Gloucester

Gloucester, oh, Gloucester. What can we say about you? Three years ago, this was the first cross race I ever witnessed. A year ago, I won the Cat 3 race, and … partook in the elite race. This year, the event was in my head. Despite being a C2 event with no outright tricky or scary course sections, this race …

Tryin it at White Park

Cyclocross at White Park was a success! Boyfriend and promoter Nick made some wonderful changes to this course this year, making a longer run-up, adding a turn to climb that was rideable with good line choice, but otherwise forces you onto some stairs, and made some turns sweepier and faster than ever. Cathy Rowell takes on the run up Sarah …