There are some products that have come into my life recently. Since I started racing cross and yes, if you race cross you tend to call it cross. We’d don’t say “I race cyclocross.” Unless of course you’re talking to someone who has no idea what it is and then yes, it’s better to start big and get smaller. But if you really want to be the life of the party or if you’re trying to push your spouse over the edge and determine if he really loves you or does he really want to spend the rest of his life with you start talking about embrocation and chamois cream. If you just don’t like him throw out words like ‘carbon fiber tampon’. That’ll do it.
I’ve had three major realizations over my very short time as a “bike racer”.
I’m not very motivated by “winning”. I like to race for fun (this came as no surprise).
There aren’t enough women out there who race (for fun or otherwise).
When I find such a women, I immediately try and befriend her simply because we have at least one thing in common: we get joy out of riding our bikes fast(ish) around others. Read more
The Boulder Cup is one of those iconic races that “everyone” is at. It’s Valmont at it’s finest. Whether you race it or just go ring your bell and try not to spill your beer, this is a race you want on your calendar. And be aware that it’s earlier this year. RIGHT after Interbike (Sunday, September 14th). Read more
Bike racing in Colorado is pretty wonderful. Whether you are new to cycling as a sport or you’ve been doing it for years, the premise is pretty much the same. Get on your bike and try to ride it faster than those around you. Read more