Category Archives: Travel

The Saga of CrossVegas, Part 2

I arrived on the day of the race with plenty of time to spare.  Overall I was well prepared with the exception of only having time to shave one leg, as I was interrupted during my morning shower by an … Continue reading

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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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This would be my third trip to Laramie, Wyoming for the Dead Dog Classic Stage Race.  I’ve had good results here in the past, but I was on the fence about leaving the family this time.  I somehow managed to …

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Cyclocross Goals

The best way to create a training plan for a season is to plan out what the priority races are.  This way, preparation can be tailored to the type of races, and when they fall on the calendar.  But first, … Continue reading

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CrossVegas – Part 1

Alright, I am going to pull the ultimate pro move and type this post with my thumbs at the airport. Apologies for any bad writing to follow… My wife and I decided to make this a mini vacation. Even though … Continue reading

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USA Pro Cycling Challenge – Stage 6

There are a few ways to go about watching a bike race in person.  Most simply, it can be watched pass by once at a leisurely pace.  Packing creature comforts (chairs, lunch, cooler, booze), and arriving at your chosen spot … Continue reading

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USA Pro Cycling Challenge – Prologue

You’ll have to wait for my race report from Sunday’s Rist Canyon Road Race for at least another day.  Today I went to the first stage of the awkwardly named USA Pro Cycling Challenge.  Despite the awkward name, the race … Continue reading

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Boise Twilight Criterium – Part 2

I wasn’t nearly as nervous as I expected the last few minutes waiting for the start.  Once the gun went off I immediately focused on my plan: Stay near the front.  This was both to stay out of trouble and … Continue reading

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Boise Twitlight Criterium – Part 1

In the US, the National Racing Calendar is as big as it gets, with the exception of a handful invitation only races which generally only feature pro teams. (Tour of California, Tour of Utah, USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Philadelphia International Championship).  … Continue reading

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Tour of the Gila – Logistics & Lodging

If you’re suffering from Gila fatigue, I understand if you skip this post.  I received a question about support logistics and lodging for the race.  By answering in a post rather than the comments, it is more likely to be … Continue reading

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