Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Time to go find your big boy pants. This September, the folks who put on the Breck Epic will be hosting the cyclocross version:

"Crossifixion", fall 2009. Couldn't get it together for this year, but plan on 50+ miles of backcountry cyclocross riding in mid-September (most of it while swearing like a trucker with Tourette's Syndrome.)If you guys are wondering what TN is talking about, do a quick search on "3 Peaks Cyclocross".Coming soon to a national forest near you.

Hmmm.....mid-September, could be post holing through waist deep drifts or enjoying an unseasonably mild blue bird day. There's only one way to find out......( yikes )

Sunday, February 8, 2009

the dirt

I couldn't get out of my own way yesterday morning so when I finally formulated a plan to get out of the house I didn't bother trying to ring anyone else for a trip down to Pueblo. It was already approaching mid-day and I figured I had already missed the boat. That was fine, I do seek out solo rides on occasion for many reasons but mostly for simplicity's sake. Little did I know is that a few couples and some other friends from work had the same idea. Without any prior communication between the six of us we all managed to meet up on the trail. The trails around Pueblo Rez are made by riders, for riders. There is not much is the way of vertical but the riding is very unique to our portion of the front range. Loads of very swoopy, turny singletrack sprinkled with some drops and g-outs to keep you on your toes. A few exposure sections along the water. We had a fantastic ride, the temps were ideal and the ride was a nice mix for me with some solo time and some fun group ride dynamics. If you head down there's plenty of terrain to keep you busy for 2 to 3 hours, bring your cornering skills and a few tubes. Enjoy


Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Greatest Show on Earth

Reveling in the magic of the Intraweb, I spent my 2 hours today glued to computer watching the Worlds unfold. Some mighty fine racing and the raucous crowds just makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up straight!! A little bummed to see Compton take third, it was frustrating to watch Marianne Vos get towed around the course by Kupfernagel and Compton just to come around in the last few hundred meters for the win. I realize that she had no reason to take a pull with her countryperson in the next group back but there were some more deserving riders for the stripes in the field. ( my humble opinion )

As for the men, an awesome ride for Albert, it was fun watching the Belgium mafia working the front of the race. I'm glad to see Nys in third and that Lars Boom couldn't manage to harness the power of the NorEuro Mullet to his advantage. Props to Jeremy Powers placing 35th for the top placing American.

One of these years, I'm heading over for a full cross submersion experience....who's in?!!!

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