Halloween ‘Cross (Video)
I didn’t wear a costume during the Halloween cyclocross race. But I did do a fairly decent impersonation of a competent ‘cross racer. No flats. No crashes. And a sprint finish for… 13th. A long way from the podium. But it’s a result I am happy with. There were, after all, 55 starters in the field. I […]
I’ve filled this space with glowing, hyperbolic praise for cyclocross several times over the last year. I love ‘cross. That’s not a secret. But I’m also competitive. Overly so. I don’t just want to race. I want to win. That I almost never win at all is an obvious, glaring, bald-faced reality that I happily ignore. […]
UTCX 5 (Video)
Race #5 from the UTCX series took place at Wheeler Farm. Lots of singletrack, sand, and great weather. The song is Headlong Into the Abyss by We Are Augustines.
The Joy Ride
Why do you ride a bike? Fitness? Competition? Exploration? The term “joy riding” is often used to describe simply riding for the sake of riding. That is, without training goals, structure, or plans. It implies that riding a bicycle is inherently pleasurable and that the actual act of pedaling for propulsion is itself enjoyable. Well, […]
September is gone. October is here. And with it, fall colors, cyclocross, and snow. But September was a good month. I put together my best Point2Point. After which, I enjoyed some downtime in the mountains. I’ve started a new photo project, all about aspen trees. The 12 Hours of Sundance happened. I shot a little […]
Not Miserable (Video)
Cyclocross is ridiculously painful. Not simply uncomfortable, but tongue-wagging, leg-busting, lung-scorchingly dreadful. But that’s why we love racing ‘cross. See, the deep dark secret is that, despite the gasping and the cringing and the dry-heaving, we are all having the time of our lives while racing cyclocross. We aren’t miserable. At all. The only way to […]
When Seasons Collide
An early winter storm filled the mountains with the first significant snow of the season. Fall, however, was not yet finished.
Long Live Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs is dead. Long live Steve Jobs. I was 8 years old when my dad brought home a Macintosh computer. We unboxed it and set it up on our dining room table. My mom was understandably unexcited about sacrificing the dining space to this new electronic god of productivity and entertainment. Nevertheless, there it went. And soon […]