This past Sunday’s Capital ‘Cross Classic was the traditional closer for the Mid Atlantic cyclocross season. It was a really nice day, sunny and cold-ish which is proper ‘cross temperature compared to the 70 degrees the last time I raced two weeks. In reality, my season was already over given I was off the bike for two weeks and lost a lot of fitness. However, I really love the vibe of the Capital ‘Cross Classic so I was going to do it regardless. … Read More 2022 Cyclocross #7 – Capital ‘Cross Classic – That’s All Folks!
Don’t worry if you don’t understand Flemish because “ongleooflijk” means exactly what you think it should mean if you raced the event (“unbelievable”). AACX is ABRT’s event and in my opinion – and I have raced every AACX at this location (8 years) – this was the best course and not just because I helped put it together, but from a racer’s perspective. Hosting an event like this makes me really understand the effort others put into their events and I’m very appreciative of being able to concentrate on just racing and having fun when I travel to other cyclocross events.… Read More 2022 CX #5 – AACX – Ongleooflijk!
I missed the lead lap by literally 5 seconds… and generally had an off day. … Read More 2022 CX #4 – Ed Sander Memorial CX – Missed it By That Much
Bikepacking trips are a great way to get in base training miles while doing something much more interesting than sitting on a trainer watching old Tour de France videos or slogging around our usual south county routes at a boring slow speed. Read more on this in the article I wrote for the ABRT Cycling Team Newsletter.… Read More Bikepacking As Base Training
This past weekend was #3 of the (my anyway) 2022 cross season, and what a perfect day for cyclocross, sunny and cool but not cold, and a new venue for me.… Read More 2022 CX #3 – Hyattsville Cross- An Ideal Day
This weekend’s Charm City Cross made us all feel just a little bit Belgian thanks to the remnants of hurricane Ian. It was a bit of a “found weekend” for me cyclocross-wise because the Snipe Frigid Digit this weekend was canceled. Missing this weekend of cyclocross was causing a bit of FOMO, so I was just glad to be there because it is a really fun course as a rider and in general such a “happening” with beer and pro races to watch.… Read More 2022 CX #2 – Charm City Cross – Feeling Just A Little Belgian
2022 Cyclocross Season race report #1. A great season kickoff.… Read More 2022 CX #1 – Sharpsburg CX – The Season Opener
I was initially going to title this piece “Thoughts On The End Of The 2019 Cyclocross Season”, but as I started to recap the season in my head for this wrapup, I realized what I love about cyclocross transcends that specific discipline of the sport and is really just a manifestation of what I love about riding bikes in general.… Read More The Art of Riding A Bike
Note: I wrote this back in 2009 and have not ridden my fixed gear bike much on group rides recently, but nonetheless it also applies to riding a geared bike in a group with many stronger riders. Often, it’s not a question of if I will pop, but when… Question: When is riding a Fixie… Read More Fixie Russian Roulette
ABRT did the Bike Doctor/St. Michael’s Century on the eastern shore this past weekend. It was a beautiful day for it; low humidity, sunshine and cool temperatures. This is one of the things I love about the “century season” in the fall and I try to do as many as possible (Bay Country, Civil War,… Read More St. Michaels Century – Another View