I’ve never felt more confident on a race bike, than I have on this hardtail. At the beginning of this season, I had my eyes on the Revolver 9FS. I gave it a quick test ride around the Bikers Edge parking lot and sort-of fell in love. And that was in the parking lot. I couldn’t wait to get this bike on the trail and feel it’s buttery smoothness, and […]
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“There’s no secret to better performance, just a better way” It’s the week before the big race and you have a million things going through your mind. You’re assessing the training you’ve done up to this point and questioning whether or not one more day of intensity will help. You’re going over and over in your mind, race day nutrition, feed zone logistics, bike functionality, tire choice etc. You’re […]
I got the opportunity to travel to Ontario Canada, last weekend, for the 2015 Trek Store Canada Cup / Ontario Cup. My good friend Hayden Sampson, was planning on heading out and needed someone to tag along. Fortunately, my schedule worked out and I was able to do just that. We flew into Buffalo NY, rented a van and headed North. It was a bit of a journey still and […]
Getting out for a test spin on some ENVE M50’s on the CX bike. These wheels performed outstanding with everything put in their path. I’m running them Tubeless with Bontrager CX3’s at 27psi. Beyond what’s posted in the video, I railed them as hard as I could on some off camber corners, took a few big drops and of course, some fun skids. These wheels are just as if not […]
The 2014 cyclocross season was quite a treat. I was fortunate to travel a bit more and focus my efforts at a few national events, which opened my eyes and expanded my passion for bike racing; especially cyclocross. As my traditional focus for most of my life has been in mountain bike racing, I’ve found a new, motivating love and passion for cycling, through CX. With each race, comes a […]
CX season is well underway and as always, it’s been a lot of fun for both me and the family. The kids love watching the race because the get to see dad zoom past much more frequently than any mountain bike race. Layla loves to hit up the Kiddy Cross race, just before they send off the A group racers and even though she knows how to ride a pedal […]
This pretty much sums it up. I’ll never make enough money in the sport to support my family, let alone my self, but that’s not the point. It’s about the passion. The love. The desire and freedom. My heart will always be invested, even when at times I am unable.
It’s been a bit since I’ve been on the bike, at least at an event and even though I suffered a lot, it was great to be back. I’ve been looking forward to racing cross, since mid summer. I finally had a designated cx bike so things were pretty much in place. I knew I’d miss at least the first two races due to a surgical procedure at the end […]
I’ve been thinking about this for quite some time. Years, really. Ever since Lance Armstrong began dominating the Tour de France, it was eminent that “they” would come after him with everything they could. Truth is, I believe any champion, especially one that has such a strong-hold of the podium over the rest of the competition, will always be scrutinized, checked and discredited for their efforts. No one likes to […]
3, 2, 1… with his shotgun raised to the sky, Steve Andrus pulled the trigger and off we went. The 2012 Mt Ogden 100K race was underway. After the neutral start, we hit the dirt. The pace was calm and easy, but slowly picking up as the tension began to build. Jason Sager led the group up the first short climb to the Green Pond trail as the rest followed. […]
Lost of people chatting about the Velodrome racing that went on during the Olympics. Some mighty fine racing if you ask me. Check out this mix by The Chemical Brothers ‘Velodrome’ put together by Crystal CG out of London. Chemical Brothers ‘Velodrome’ – London 2012 from Crystal CG on Vimeo.