Yearly Archives: 2013

Race Day Recap – Podium!

I raced the Ft Ritchie CX Challenge this past Sunday, and managed to finish 3rd – on the podium – in Cat 5. I can make excuses as to why it’s not that big of an accomplishment – but at

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The “Training” Program

Let me say right off the bat – I have no idea how to train for CX or any other race. I ride a ton of road miles every year, but it’s somewhat aimless in it’s goal. I think I’m

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We are Confirmed

I registered today for my first CX race – the Fort Ritchie Cyclocross Challenge. I purchased my USA cycling license and registered into the Cat 5 race. There is a 2nd Cat 5 race at the event, but we have

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The Gear

I have spent the last couple weeks getting my cross rig, an eBay bargain-purchased Kona “Jake the Snake”, into shape. True to my other bikes, I built this from the ground up myself with some spare parts and some bits and pieces picked

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The Decision to Race

I decided this past summer to finally give racing a shot.  This is a personal big deal for me, primarily as struggle so much with new experiences and people – a by-product of my self-diagnosed agoraphobia. So – I set

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