A Podium Finish?

Posted by on May 31, 2011 in Bike, Races | 3 Comments

I don’t remember the last time I stood on the podium. I’ve tried. But I can’t. And given that I can’t even remember the moment (assuming it ever happend at all), I don’t see any point in trying to siphon through results from the last several years to find out. But yesterday, at the Stan Crane Memorial mountain bike race, I climbed up on the box.

Photo of the Week (Week 21)

Posted by on May 27, 2011 in Photos, Ski | No Comments

Photo of the Week for Week 21.

Ditch The Road Bike

Posted by on May 25, 2011 in Bike | 6 Comments

In October 2009 I watched my first cyclocross race. It was Halloween. I dressed as a gorilla and handed out over 20 pounds of bananas to racers (banana hand-up!) and spectators. It was fun. A lot of fun. I knew a little about ‘cross. I knew that the courses were short and that they included […]

Why Doping Matters

Posted by on May 24, 2011 in Bike | 3 Comments

“If they all were cheating, then it’s not cheating.” It’s a strange argument. Ridiculous. Illogical. That the entire peloton is doped doesn’t change the rules of cycling, or sport. Claiming that “Lance Armstrong was just the best cheater” isn’t exactly a compliment. However, I understand making the argument. It’s the easiest way to wrap one’s mind […]

The Lance Armstrong Ending

Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Bike | 4 Comments

I can imagine that the True Believers in Lance Armstrong, and the True Believers in the May 21, 2011 rapture are feeling exactly the same this morning. Bewildered. Confused. Disappointed. Angry. And in denial. I pity anyone who is both an Armstrong, and a rapture acolyte. From a must read article in Cycle Sport Magazine: Armstrong […]

Photo of the Week (Week 20)

Posted by on May 20, 2011 in Bike, Photos | One Comment

Photo of the Week for Week 20

‘Cross Grade

Posted by on May 19, 2011 in Bike | 11 Comments

I really like my ‘cross bike. I bought it as an experiment, although one I was pretty committed to trying… I sold my road bike to help pay for the cyclocross bike. Which is sort of rule in our house: “Want a new bike? Sell an old bike.” I’ve been really happy with that decision. […]

Looking for Breakthrough

Posted by on May 18, 2011 in Bike, Races | 4 Comments

  Every season I have a breakthrough result. That moment where training and strategy and fitness all collide. It’s the physical manifestation of an “aha! moment”. Sometimes, it’s more significant than others. But it happens. Every year. The only question is when? Which isn’t to say that every year I become a contender. Or even fast or […]

I’m Grizzly, and I’m a Zero

Posted by on May 16, 2011 in Bike, Races | 3 Comments
I’m Grizzly, and I’m a Zero

My name is Grizzly Adam, and I’m a Zero.

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