Race Day Recap – Podium!

September 10, 2013

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 the end of the day, I have to accept that I did, in fact, out-race […]


The “Training” Program

September 4, 2013

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 a good all-around rider but not a standout at anything in particular – if anything, […]


We are Confirmed

August 29, 2013

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 a commitment later in the day that will keep me from that, so it’ll be […]


The Gear

August 10, 2013

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 up along the way as needed. I like riding, of course, but I also like […]


The Decision to Race

August 1, 2013

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 my sights on 4 cyclocross races this fall – and started laying preparations – physical […]

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