Cycling, Mountain Biking, Racing

Short Track Tips for Dirt Rookies

Comments Off 24 June 2009

Last year, I was terrified of short track.  Terrified. Let’s not understate that, ok?  Frightened to the point of near-tears. I got my mountain bike a few months before the season started and had done some decent rides, but I was still wobbling around on the knobbies all tipsy style. Even the punk kids on [...]

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Cycling, Racing

Mt Hood Cycling Classic: Stage 2 Race Report… My way.

9 Comments 05 June 2009

You want the straight up, suit-n-tie race reporting? Check out my recap at the MTCC race blog or find Pat Malach's coverage on VeloNews. Facts, just the fact, ma'am. You want some pretty pictures? Check out the Race in Pictures over here. But if you want the real skinny, crazy-Swift style? With a little salsa? Then stay put - because here it comes...

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Cycling, Racing

Mount Hood Cycling Classic: Stage One in Pictures

Comments Off 05 June 2009

Just a quick photo dump of some image highlights from yesterday’s stage.  Click to enlarge.  You can see some of these photos featured on the race blog or read the stage one race recap here.

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Cycling, Racing

The Bicycles Own Us

7 Comments 07 May 2009

We're not normal. I know this. I've known this ever since the day so many years ago when I proposed to Sal that we ride our bicycles to the nearest cafe for lunch. "But what will we do with the bikes?" He looked truly perplexed. "We'll just lock them up," I suggested casually. I had my sights set on a bagel sandwich, and the weather was immaculate. The Sicilian's brow crumpled in a way that I'd not witnessed in our two years together.

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Cycling, Racing

Piece of Cake RR Report at iWend

5 Comments 30 March 2009

Last year’s piece of cake was stale. No – not just stale – rotten. It sucked hard core. This year? Well, this year was a little better. The full report is up over at The Cycling Diaries on iWend. Thanks for making the jump and supporting my relationship with this kick-ass adventure magazine!

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Cycling, Racing

Pinning the Number On

5 Comments 02 March 2009

I raced my bike today and you know what happened?  I had a mechanical issue with my chain.  It got caught in the front derrailleur.  It took me a few minutes to get safely out of the peloton and un-jam it. I time-trialed for the rest of the race and could not regain contact with [...]

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