Loose in Louisville for a Nasty Nationals (Love Alliteration)

I have a new favorite Nationals. Previously it was Asheville, followed by Hartford, Boulder, Reno, and last, Austin. But Louisville was a good one. My ranking system includes weighted #feelz from course, results, venue, week leading up, afterparty, and overall experience. This weekend scored high in all categories. I skipped racing the weekend before while others were racing in Hendersonville …

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 …

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 …

Nationals: just another race, just another Monday.

Well, we’ve managed to see another season of cyclocross come and go. I’m not even done cleaning up from this season and my eyes are already fixated on the next. I guess now is a time to reflect on Nationals, the week leading up, and then to look at my goals of next year. My Nationals trip began more than …

CX nationals pre ride video

Onboard gopro footage of my preride of the USAC Cyclocross Nationals course on Friday, Januaury 9, 2015. The course was shortened due to long lap times and the stupidly terrible uphill barrier section was removed, and may not be totally representative of the elite races for Sunday. Friday morning held some rain so the course was slick, but was getting …