Tag Archives: cyclocross

Wednesday Weekly Update

It has been a slow week on the blog, but it is because I’ve been exceptionally busy at home. If you follow my TrainingPeaks training archive (link on the right menu) you may have noticed I’ve been getting my workouts … Continue reading

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ACA Cyclocross Categories – Rant + Analysis

Update 10/19/11 12:26PM: Post updated to reflect combined 35+ Open and 35+ Cat 3 times. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, cyclocross has unique needs for categorization.  Compared to road racing, with the minimal presence of team tactics and less … Continue reading

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Bike Racing Categories

All sports have categories of competition.  Take the NFL for example, there are the “Pros” (NFL Players), and a few ‘minor leagues’, like College Football and Arena Football.  Cycling is no different, with stratification of pro teams and amateur license … Continue reading

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USGP New Belgium Cup – Day 2

It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. I’m sure you’ve heard the outcome, but I’ll continue the report as usual… I had a lot of rest last week so I expected the first race to open up the … Continue reading

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Frisco CX – Day 2

This race report will be pretty short, since the course and weather was nearly identical to the previous day.  The main difference was the field sizes, as the overall race attendance was down about 50% from the day before.  The … Continue reading

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Frisco CX – Day 1

I came into today’s race a bit tired and wasn’t feeling much snap during warmup.  The course was similar to what I’ve seen before with a lot of different terrain.  A long paved climb, a fast sinuous descent on a soft … Continue reading

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Race Video

Here is a good video from the race last weekend.  It has my first on-camera interview at the end.  I had trouble talking after inhaling all the dust on the course, but all things considered I think I did pretty … Continue reading

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Boulder Cyclocross Series #2 – Xilinx

Many local cyclocross venues come and go over the years.  It can be hard to maintain positive relations when hundreds of shaved legged cyclists invade a public space and ride all over the landscaping, I suppose.  The Xilinx race has … Continue reading

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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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Wednesday Weekly Update

Last year’s cyclocross training regime was simple: Race Saturday and Sunday, and ride Wednesday Worlds as my only workout.  Believe it or not, with 18 races and only about 9 workouts, I was able to eke out my best season … Continue reading

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