From the monthly archives:

September 2009

My First Cyclocross Race

September 28, 2009

Cyclocross is cool because the race course has such varied terrain – grass, pavement, sometimes mud and usually a little sand. This was not the case at yesterday’s race. The second race in the SoCalCross Prestige Series was held at a motorcross park way out east in the desert. This is an example of what […]

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How I became a Cyclocross Racer

September 23, 2009

I couldn’t stop staring at the cover of Velonews. The February 2009 edition had just been tossed in front of my while I sat munching a sandwich in my kitchen. The cover depicted a wet, slimy, muddy and yet intensely focused cyclist – I was completely captivated. What crazy sport was this? Cyclocross – what’s […]

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Join the fight agains MS

September 21, 2009

For the third year in a row, I’ll be riding the 150-mile MS Bike Tour next month to raise money in the fight against multiple sclerosis, and do you know why? I ride for my friend Blake’s dad who has struggled with this debilitating disease for the last 17 years. It may have taken away […]

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Three times the screw

September 4, 2009

Thirty-six hours before I was to board my flight to Colorado to race the Leadville 100 I was riding peacefully in my backyard canyon, trying to keep my legs loose. That’s when I felt a terrible “ker-chunck!” from somewhere and felt my bike sag depressingly towards the ground. Shiny metal fragments flew off my bike […]

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