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NYC, I'm not feeling you.

Yeah. Still here. The big apple. So, it IS true, Portland has the best espresso. The best bike culture, the best racing scene, the best organic produce, the best coffee shops. What can I say? We are spoiled. At least I know it. I used to think I was this super tough big city kid […]

Brian is a hottie.

Got a little news from the home front. My housemate-Veloshop teammate Brian Ellin ripping his rear derailleur off while leading his race. Ouch. I read some of thier race reports, seems like cross back home is going really well though a bunch of people are having more than thier fair share of mechanicals and flats. […]

My UCI sanctioned boxing match.

Woke up early this Sunday and headed up to the Wissahickon race east of Philly. A UCI cat 2 race today as the first World Cup race is also today (but in Europe.) I just checked out those results, I really, really like the Petr Dlask jersey thing. I don’t remember, did’nt he get dropped […]

Granogue UCI cross race!

Woke up this morning and rallied my mom to head north a bit towards Granogue. (GRA-NO with a frenchy accent, please.) Things did not go well between us today, she is my mom, she drives me nuts. And, today was NOT the day to drive me nuts. We stayed up late watching that Adam Sandler […]

Hanging out with my mom.

In Delaware right now drinking a poorly made Americano in the college town I went to high school. Ran into Mark Vettori, Barry Wicks and race promoter Tom McDaniels at the Granogue venue this morning when I got a few valuable pre-ride laps in. Mark V and I used to skateborad together when I lived […]

Veloshop cyclocross classic!

Wow, per usual I have been crazy busy. Got up at 5am on Sunday, shaved my legs and headed out with Issac and Brian to PIR to setup the course and get ready. Doug Moak (the River City Bicycles pit master) met us there and really did MORE than his fair share of labor helping […]

SRAM, Vegans.

This is a quote from a distributors email: “Last week’s “question du jour” was: What product or products were the best of the show? Overwhelmingly, you answered “Sram Road Group” This was also my top choice, but I thought that the new saddles from Fizik with the new clip for attaching bags was extremely clever. […]

UCI weekend update! Crank bros USGP!

The photo says it all, I raced my ass off this weekend. The Crank Brothers US Grand Prix of cyclocross started off in Portland with a bang! Take a look at this sweet race report from Jonathan Maus of BikePortland.org! The race on Saturday was hard, muddy and required a fair amount of finesse. I […]

Got a cold…

Of course I did. The week before what is probably the most important race this season. The big hometown UCI race. What else can I do besides taking tons of Zinc, Vitamin C, multivitamins and, drinking tons of water and green tea and eating really well? Any miracle cures out there? It is so very […]

Early to bed, early to rise.

Brutal road ride tomorrow morning. I fear I may be coming down with a cold. Sore, scratchy throat this morning. We will see. Saturday is a big day. The first of the Crank Brothers grand prix of cyclocross. Thanks to Jackie at King for the photos. Busy, busy, busy at the shop. Got my tyre […]