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2012 Annual Training Plan

Planning is critical for a successful season, but first you must know what you’re planning for.  The first thing I do is set goals for the upcoming season.  I look at the dates of the goal events (usually from the … 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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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 …

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Cyclocross Bike – Blue Norcross SL

I got my bike cleaned up before packing it for CrossVegas and the evening light was perfect so I rode across the street (literally) to the Valmont Bike Park for a few pictures. I’ve got last year’s review available as … Continue reading

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How to Become a Professional Cyclist

In this post, I’ll describe the process for turning pro as a cyclist, and why despite my good (but not great) results, it would be difficult for me to do so.  Like every successful cyclist out there, I have always … Continue reading

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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 …

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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 …

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Perhaps you’ve tired of hearing about Boise Twilight by now, but I have been thinking about it a lot.  It really embodied the goal of “The Road to Cat 1″; to earn the ability to race against the fastest racers …

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Wednesday Weekly Update

It has been a while since I had a week off.  The training load has been pretty low, and the racing load has also been pretty low, since I’ve only been racing on the weekends and doing one training ride … Continue reading

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