Racing

Sublimity: Attack of the Killer Rollers

1 Comment 25 February 2009

I finally got a chance to process what was, quite possibly, one of the hardest days I’ve had on the bike.  (Yes, even harder than Madera Canyon) Full report and a  few photos from Ivar Vong are up over in The Cycling Diaries on iWend. Hold on to your drama hats! * *

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Cycling, Racing

Cherry Pie: 1 Part Crash, 3 Parts Chase

14 Comments 16 February 2009

It's my fault. That's what I think as I go down: "Goddamit, that was my fault." Then I think: "I gave myself that exit line into the gutter - why didn't I use it?" It's amazing the number of thoughts that can you can have while you're hitting the ground.

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Cycling, Gear, Photos, Racing

The 2009 Veloforma F1R: Hot White Sex on Wheels

9 Comments 01 February 2009

Forgive me, Sante Pogliaghi, for I have sinned. I know.  I know that steel is real.  I know that you spent all those many years in your shop making the most beautiful bikes known to man.  I know that you are infinite and great.  I still love you.  I still bow my head.  I still [...]

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Cycling, Racing

Tonight! The Veloforma Pro Women’s Cycling Team Launch Party

6 Comments 17 January 2009

  If you’re near North Portland tonight, consider dropping by Therapeutic Associates/PACE (4829 Martin Luther King Blvd) for the Veloforma Team Launch Party.  If I can stop sneezing and coughing long enough to pick out a black dress to wear, it should be a good time. I heard they might even set up a fan [...]

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Cycling, Cyclocross, Racing

It’s Over! The Final Race Report for 2008

2 Comments 08 December 2008

Truth be told, Sal was done before this weekend started.  His heart was not in it.  He wanted to sleep in and make pancakes and snuggle with the cats. Instead, we got up at the crack of dawn in 29 degree frost and set up tents.  We raced bikes and/or got caught up in crashes [...]

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Cyclocross, Racing

Georgia Gould to Race in Europe This Year

Comments Off 04 December 2008

Georgia Gould is one of my favorite female pros.  She is absolutely one of the nicest people you could hope to meet and she’s Hell on Wheels on a ‘cross bike.  More impressive, cyclocross is a secondary focus for her (after MTB) and she still manages to go out and destroy people on a regular [...]

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