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Base 1 & Weekly Schedule

I’m in the middle of my first phase of Base training.  If you’re going ‘By the Book’, The Cyclist’s Training Bible, then you’ll know this phase as “Base 1″.  This is the first organized phase of training and focuses on … Continue reading

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Sacrifice

This blog frequently features tips for racers and cyclists that are inspired by my racing and training.  I am a cerebral person and tend to focus on facts, figures, and race reports.  I’m also an optimist and I think that … 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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USGP New Belgium Cup – Day 1

The weather was forecast to be bad for this race.  I was expecting it to be muddy, but was surprised to see it was worse than last year.  One the drive up, I could hardly see anything, nor stay on the … Continue reading

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What it Takes – 2011 Edition, Part 2

This is the second of a two part post detailing some year over year differences that I believe allowed my to progress to the highest level of amateur racing in 2011.  Here is the link to Part 1 if you … 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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What it Takes – 2011 Edition, Part 1

Last summer, I wrote a post detailing various aspects of my lifestyle and how they factored into my efforts to become a Cat 2.  This year I have gotten my Cat 1 and have seen increased success and fitness.  A … 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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