Charlotte Short Track #2

Charlotte Short Track #2

I don’t know why I waited so long to race the Winter Short Track Series. Perhaps it was the overload of collegiate cycling that requires quick transitions between seasons making the limited rest weeks invaluable. Maybe it was just the fast that it was something new and I wasn’t ready to jump into another new … Continue reading

Biltmore CX

Biltmore CX

So, my 2013-14 cyclocross season is officially over! I was able to finish strong by racing the North Carolina Cyclocross series final races held on the grounds of the Biltmore Estate. Biltmore will be hosting the USA Cycling Cyclocross Nationals in 2016, so this weekend was the inaugural race to test out possible course design … Continue reading

Race Report: Charlotte Short Track

Race Report: Charlotte Short Track

This weekend I took a little break from cyclocross and hit the Charlotte Winter Short Track Series for their opener. The series has been going on for about 15 years. It’s a great way to start the mountain bike season, and from what I saw yesterday is really well run. I’ve been meaning to race … Continue reading

2014 Goal: Control

2014 Goal: Control

Ah, the new year. A time when you can’t help but reflect and make some sort of commitment to the betterment of self! 2013 has seen my final (at least for now) collegiate cycling seasons with Cyclocross Nationals and BMX Nationals as highlights. It’s also brought my first season of racing cyclocross on my own. … Continue reading

Wilkesboro CX and Mars Hill Cross

Since I’ve been rather lax in the race reports due to a frantic month and then some, I’m going to do a two-fer! Sometimes your body tells you to rest. Other times you justify it by being “too busy,” “too tired,” “need to focus on whatever instead.” Both of these came into play in early … Continue reading

I’m a Bad Cyclocrosser

I’m a bad cyclocrosser. At least, Sunday’s race left me feeling very unskilled and so not pro. Sometimes you feel great and just know that you’ll do great. Then something happens and it all goes to pieces. That’s the story of my race on Sunday. The last Asheville Cyclocross race of the season was held … Continue reading

Let’s Talk About Food

Let’s Talk About Food

It seems like there is always some new food trend in cycling…paleo, vegan, vegetarian. Or super foods like kale, broccoli, beets, blueberries and so on. Drink this and you’ll have more power, eat this way and you’ll recover quicker. So many promises from so many foods. But when you think about, all the claims made … Continue reading