Monthly Archives: August 2012

Spectating the USA Pro Challenge

If you haven’t had the chance to watch a top level pro stage race, DO IT!  I’m a huge fan of watching racing on TV (or the internet), but seeing the race in person is an entirely different experience.  Road … Continue reading

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Could I race the USA Pro Challenge?

With the big race coming to Boulder this Saturday, I’ve been asked by a lot of folks that know I’m a bike racer (but not much else) if I’m racing in the USA Pro Challenge.  Obviously I’m not, but could … Continue reading

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Keenesburg Road Race

Even though I’m in the middle of my pre-cyclocross break (I didn’t ride for 5 days straight leading up to this race), I just couldn’t stay away from this race.  There is a severe shortage of true road races on … Continue reading

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North Boulder Park Criterium

I absolutely love this race!  It is my hometown favorite and has a lot to offer. The historic course suits me very well. It is very technical, running down an alley on the back side of the park. The entrance … Continue reading

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Racing for Hope Criterium

This race is a bit of a sleeper on the calendar. This year it was up against the Leadville 100 and Steamboat Singer mountain bike races, and was followed by one of the highest profile local criteriums the next day. … Continue reading

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On Dopers and Cheaters

I’ve posted about doping a few times on the blog in the past, covering everything from “The Lance Issue” to a few local doping busts. The Olympics have brought the subject of cheating (ranging from doping, intentionally crashing, extra dolphin … Continue reading

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Bannock Street Criterium

One of my teammates described this race well as we chatted before the start: “At Bannock, people are desparate.”  The prize money is big and the season is coming to a close.  Many riders see this as one of their … Continue reading

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Lookout Mountain Hill Climb

This climb is a front range classic, and is a very good test of fitness. It also makes for a great race. The course isn’t too long or too steep, which not only makes it accessible for racers of all … Continue reading

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