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
CultCross is putting on what I believe is Colorado’s first ever CX Spring race this weekend in both Eagle and Gypsum. I think it is great to have cross in the Spring but given it is in the mountains I’m thinking they are doing this one a little early but hey, I bet the conditions will be better than Nationals were this year!!!! Read more
Stazio Crits are still canceled but if you are lucky(?) to be in college then get ready because this weekend is your first taste of it in New Mexico! This weekend I rode with some of the CU team and ah, they’re not ready or I’m smoking fast (I’ve been off the bike since cx nationals). Read more
Mr. (MudandCowBells) Greg Keller, Brandon Dwight and the other guy will present a slide show highlighting their racing trip to Belgium recently. This is the same night as CSU Tour Deux so decide wisely. While it may not be $20 like Tour Deux is , they do suggest a $5 donation which entirely goes to the Cliff Bar Development team. Read more