Cycling

How to Ride in -20F Weather (The Portland Pity Party is Over)

4 Comments 24 January 2012

It’s pissing rain in Portland. This shouldn’t really surprise anyone – it IS January after all. But there’s something about riding 3 or 4 hours in a torrential downpour and 39 degree weather that has a distinctly soul-sapping effect. It was particularly hard to motivate this morning as I laid in bed listening to Biblically [...]

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Cycling

Saving Relationships, One Power Meter at a Time

5 Comments 22 January 2012

I’ve been sick for the better part of a week. I slept through the entire three-day weekend in a fever-induced haze (dreams about waking up with Thor Hushovd’s legs again), then spent the week sleeping in the guest room so I wouldn’t keep Sal up with a never-ending chorus of hacking. When I got on [...]

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Cyclocross

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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Cyclocross

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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Cyclocross

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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