Saturday ride preparations come early (like early Friday evening early) when you plan on getting up at crack ass dawn beat the predicted 90˚ plus heat. A 30 mile XC race was on the schedule, but a 1 PM start time and the lack of desire to be racing at THE hottest time of the day has me heading out for a prolonged ride on dirt roads. Along with forcing myself to carry extra water on my back, I...
I tried to figure out a way to keep going on dirt without touching pavement, but I couldn’t… so I DID have to road ride for a bit. Sorry.
Tomac's All New Image
Some swank retro imagery. Ad found in a March 1991 issue of WINNING Bicycle Racing Illustrated Magazine.
This past Saturday was the Lumberjack 100. My day at the Lumberjack ended even earlier than I had planned when 25 miles into lap one a Kamikaze stick leaped into my rear wheel, broke my derailleur, hanger and damaged my wheel. That’s bike racing… sometimes stuff breaks and races end early. There are worse things in life. With 2 laps remaining in the race I had some serious time on my hands...
Little Help Here
Very much not what you would find at Trans Iowa, Dirty Kanza, etc.,
European MTB Championships
Race: European MTB Championships Format: XCO Length: Women 5 laps/22.5 Km, Men 6 laps/26.99 Km Date: June 10, 2012 Location: Moscow, Russia Web: mtbmoscow2012.ru I love seeing Gunn Rita Dahle coming on strong this year. Last month she took the victory at the La Bresse World Cup race and got her first World Cup win since becoming a mother and this week she takes the European Championships....
“I seriously need to keep the leaders jersey coz I did not bring any red S kit!…” - Christoph Sauser, @sauserwind Trans Germany Stage One winner Christoph Sauser mistakingly wore his Marathon World Champion jersey in Stage One of Trans Germany. Turns out the UCI deems that stage races = XCO not XCM. I...
I thought I was the only one to have a throng of cycling fans gather when I ride the trainer? Rider: Mark Cavendish Race: The Giro d’Italia Stage 4 Photo: Scott Mitchell, teamsky.com
video: rapha 1910 challenge
Awesome video. Here’s a bit on it from the Rapha Vimeo page: The centenary of the Col du Tourmalet’s inclusion in the Tour de France will be celebrated with a mountain-top finish on stage 17 of the 2010 edition of the race. As well as the special edition Tourmalet Jersey, Rapha honoured the first ever Tour stage that tackled the Tourmalet with a tribute ride, The 1910 Challenge.
“The journey of 10,000 miles, starts with a single weld” ….or something like that
fuel: grilled sweet potato
Sweet potatoes aren’t just for those sickeningly sweet casseroles that you find on tables around the holidays. They can also be a healthy choice for summer cookouts too! I have long shunned the idea of a baked sweet potato on the grill due to the long cook time. Until I had one at a friend’s cookout a couple weeks ago that is, now I make the time. They are super simple to make: -...
I have done some racing this year, but a lingering shoulder injury and the lack of fitness that came along with said lingering shoulder injury has limited my racing to a couple of gravel races and one XC race so far. As you can imagine I am less than thrilled at how my 2012 season has started and I have been in sort of a singletrackless mind funk. It got worse Thursday as I sat at the Brass...
The above photo is small sample of race pints I have earned* over the years. I still enjoy opening up my kitchen cupboards, seeing them and being reminded of past races. But I do sort of wish promoters would start handing out other kitchen items too. I could really used some new plates and bowls. *DNF pints have to be given away, I just can’t keep them.