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Get ready. Reflect. The future.

This is easily my favorite behind the barriers. Some of my favorite people are in it and some of my favorite races too. – Man, that deleted scene where Thufir kills himself? That is good stuff. – I mean really?

Stop complaining about summer time cyclocross racing.

There have been cyclocross races in the summer for as long as I’ve been racing cx. And every season people start complaining about how it is not real cx, the races are earlier and earlier every year and how is it ruining the cx season, ruining road season and they are going to protest the [...]

I’m a believer!

Strange times these. Contador becoming likeable, British riders clobbering everyone on the climbs. You gotta have hope this is all a good sign. Watching Froome climb like a gawky bird on a bike… I appreciate the spinning, the cleat placement, the whole package. It is ugly and effective. It works for him. It is not [...]

Let me tell you about the last couple months:

Let’s start with an interview (try to ignore the interviewer) of the winner of the World Cyclocross Championships, heart breaker, supercrush of many, Marianne Vos. Excited for these shoes to come out. There is a lot of great foot wear available and coming out but Shimano always continues to impress with high performance and extremely [...]

Open letter to USAC on the topic of cyclocross racing.

My name is Molly Cameron and I am a bicycle racer. I happen to live in Oregon and did the majority of my racing in Oregon and Washington this season. I traveled internationally, raced some UCI races and am preparing to fly to Madison, Wisconsin to race the US Cyclocross National championships next week. I [...]

Mountain air.

I can’t breathe and it is beautiful. This is my third year coming to Japan, staying at Yatsugatake bicycle studio in Minamimaki village on the Japanese Alps. I am here to race cyclocross and am doing rides people write stories about. I am a part of something special here, this family of cyclists, racers, photographers, [...]

Disc brakes are taking over cyclocross!

Disc brakes. In cyclocross. OMG! People seem to have forgotten that disc brakes have been available on cyclocross bikes since the early 2000s (and earlier on custom built cx bikes). The majority of disc brake equipped cx bikes on the market are still using the same mechanical caliper that was available back in 2002. So, [...]

Cyclocross World Championships – Koksijde

Here I am, in Koksijde, Belgium watching CX Worlds. It has been a quick trip, right to the venue and right down to business. I am helping out with some pictures for a documentary in progress. All business, no pleasure. Been a few years since I have been to Belgium, it is weird not to [...]

Come on… seriously?

I went out for a spin on the road bike with friends yesterday and got taken down by fluke accident. A branch or rock, something, got caught up in my front fender on the road bike while riding at speed. Wrapped the fender into the wheel and locked it up. This sent me right over [...]

I am full of furious anger! (aka: crash. move on.)

I’ll preface this by saying, I had decided earlier this morning not to write anything about getting crashed out. There are plenty of other cx races to do. And plenty of other opportunities to bump elbows and have Reeb put me into the course tape. An hour ago, I got an email from a spectator [...]