Monthly Archives: September 2010

The only reason I’ve had time to write this is that I am back at work, which surprisingly has become my chance to catch up on things, hopefully including a little sleep. It has been a whirlwind 10 days, but …

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Boulder Cyclocross #1 – Xilinx

The Xilinx venue is one of my favorites.  Often the race is organized by Boulder Racing, one of my favorite promoters.  Today was no exception and presented a great course, expo area, sound system, and Belgian waffles.  My only knock … Continue reading

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I finally made it out of the house after the birth of our son, Owen, on Sunday.  It was really nice to just get out and ride.  To mark the occasion I found a new route.  It proves that even …

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I am writing this from a hospital bed… So you know it will be a good story. The race was preceded by typical fall weather in Colorado. It was 55 degrees with light mist the day before, but on race …

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Doping and Supplements

I had a mental note to write about this topic at some point and recent events, particularly the admission of a Cat 3 racer on his way to the Pro ranks, reminded me about it. Doping: DOPERS SUCK! Can I … Continue reading

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“Wednesday World Championships” are common in racing oriented communities.  Racers meet a a specified place and time for a group ride which is supposedly taken as seriously as the World Championships, every Wednesday.  Surprisingly, Boulder does not have one during …

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The Past Year – By The Numbers

I’ve been going quite well, and have not been doing my threshold estimation tests all summer long.  I find testing to me more useful during the early parts of the season when I am not racing as often. Since I’ve … Continue reading

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Looking Forward

I have a few major goals in mind for the fall/winter season: Earn 10 Cyclocross Cat 1 upgrade points -  Half the points required for a full upgrade.  I would like to dream big and shoot for an upgrade, but … Continue reading

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Looking Back

At the beginning of this year I was coming off a successful season, upgrading to Cat 3 on the road, and Cat 2 for Cyclocross.  I had a long way to go, with an antiquated 19.5 lb bike, no road … Continue reading

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Ending a stage race with a criterium has some interesting consequences.  There is usually little change in the overall standings, as the time bonuses and possible time gaps in the criterium are small compared to the much harder, and longer …

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