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 ago. 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 CX #7 – Capital ‘Cross Classic – That’s All Folks!
I have wanted to do the Really Rad Festival of Cyclocross on Cape Cod for a few years now and this year was the year. We rolled in family visits, a work trip for Lisa and a long bike ride home to boot.… Read More 2022 CX #6 – Really Rad Festival of Cyclocross – Hot, Hot Hot!
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
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
My day job at NASA came to an end July 30, 2021 after 35 years. Here’s a recap of the last five months since then and how I’ve moved on.… Read More T Plus 5 Months: Every Day Is Saturday
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