Double Crossed

Posted by on Oct 27, 2011 in Bike | 8 Comments
Double Crossed

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. […]

Is It October Yet?

Posted by on Jul 20, 2011 in Bike | 4 Comments

Something strange happend to me this week. I woke up Monday morning with a mad case of ‘cross fever. I must have caught it somewhere along the Crusher route, surrounded by so many ‘cross bikes. Which is a little strange, considering that I had gone a little cold on ‘cross (or at least my ‘cross […]

‘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. […]


Posted by on Nov 22, 2010 in Bike, Photos | 5 Comments

Jeremy Collins through the barriers at the first running of Clammy Cross.

Photos and Cross

Posted by on Nov 15, 2010 in Bike, Photos | 3 Comments

The UTCX series will take a week off this Saturday, November 20th. But that doesn’t mean you have to take a week off from ‘cross. Come race the Clammy Cross at Art Dye Park in American Fork. I ride a lot at Art Dye Park, and it should make for a very fun cyclocross course. […]

UTCX 7 (Photos)

Posted by on Nov 8, 2010 in Bike, Photos | No Comments

The A-Season

Posted by on Nov 2, 2010 in Bike, Ski | 4 Comments

I could see cyclocross becoming my A-season. Really. I could. It’s family—and spectator—friendly. The races are short, fast, and entertaining. The courses, despite being at the same venue a few times, are different each and every race. And it’s a hell of a lot of fun. Oh, and the kids? They race for $3. And […]

Drawing Board (UTCX 5)

Posted by on Nov 1, 2010 in Bike, Races | No Comments

‘Cross is hard. And I like just how difficult it is. But I’m not exactly excited about how slow a learner I am proving to be. Although that’s not altogether surprising. But nonetheless, I feel like I ought to be improving week after week. Instead, I think I’m going backwards. Saturday’s race in the driving […]

Cross Logic (UTCX 4)

Posted by on Oct 25, 2010 in Bike, Races | 7 Comments

Cyclocross defies logic. It seems inconceivable that one could ride so fast*, and through such heinous conditions, on what amounts to a technologically deficient bike. And yet… there it is. Fast. Amazingly so. And incredibly fun. It is almost as if the ‘cross bike is the natural and obvious design for off-road riding. Not necessarily […]

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