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USGP Fort Collins

I have to say I had a very disappointing weekend.  I’m feeling rather apathetic about writing it up, and I don’t want to be giving excuses. I’ll be somewhat brief here and summarize my thoughts on the weekend. Day 1 … Continue reading

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USGP Preview

The US Grand Prix of Cyclocross is the de-facto national championship series.  It is the most important series on the calendar.  All the races are UCI (International) ranked, and each weekend has one C1 ranked race.  The only ranking a … Continue reading

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The Saga of CrossVegas 2012, Part 1

Note: I wanted to write the post before the race but I was just too busy working four of the six days before the race.  I’m writing this after the race and will write part 2 later in the week. … Continue reading

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Cyclocross 101

I’ve heard cyclocross referred to as “a cult within a cult”, a reference to the fact that cycling isn’t quite a mainstream sport (in the US), and that cyclocross is even more obscure.  However, the sport has been growing steadily … 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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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 2

Soon I found myself positioned in 75th place in the starting grid on the 8th row.  On paper, it seemed much better than starting in 110th place, but in practice I still was very far away from the front.  In … 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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International Politics – Local Impacts

I am going to try my best to explain how the international governing bodies of cycling have conspired to impact my racing.  First you’ll need some background on the governance of the sport. IOC: The International Olympic Committee is an … Continue reading

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