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Photoglimmer: Good Dirt in Nobeyama, Japan

2 Comments 30 March 2013

2011. Tina Brubaker. My cyclocross spirit animal.  At each fork in the road in Nobeyama, Japan that day we took whichever road looked worse. Pavement to gravel to dirt to thick, tracked-out mud. We kept going. Finally, we turned up a road that looked suspiciously like it might not actually be a road. A few [...]

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Cyclocross Nationals Versus the Umbrella Drink

17 Comments 25 October 2011

I started this debate on Twitter yesterday and I can’t help but open it up here. Cyclocross Nationals is in Wisconsin this year. In January. Yes, you read that right – Wisconsin in January. (Average low temperature in January? 8 degrees. Average snowfall 10.1 inches.) I’m into epic awesome hard shit and everything,  but damn [...]

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I Tore Something Important in my Knee

25 Comments 01 October 2011

These are my truths as I have to accept them right now: I tore something important in my knee. I won’t be racing Alpenrose. I might not be racing for a while. I’ll definitely be getting surgery either in the next few weeks or at the end of the season. It happened quietly in the [...]

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Who Invited the Clock Cleaner?

15 Comments 18 September 2011

I fell off my bike. And not in the normal cyclocross way like what happened last year at Hood River where you pop up right away and everything is cool – closer to the big, mean scary way that happened last year on the road. This shit happens, this is what we do. It’s normal. [...]

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Cyclocross Basics: Race Day Nutrition

12 Comments 02 September 2011

Here’s another frequently asked cyclocross question: What the heck do I eat on race day and when do I eat it? This is something that you have to play with a little to find out what works for your specific body, but there are a few general guidelines that will help: Your last full meal [...]

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Get Some Skillz: Cyclocross Basics

18 Comments 31 August 2011

It’s that time of year and I’m getting lots of questions about how to train and prepare for cyclocross. Training is a whole can of worms I’m probably not really qualified to go into, but it can be pretty simple if you let it. Here it is… wait for it… Go hard on Wednesdays. Yep, [...]

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