This year I decided I needed to learn how to glue my own tires. Youtube is wonderful, and I checked out a lot of different videos and read a lot of different articles about the hows and whys. Instead of going really deep into detail, I’m going to reference the two videos I relied upon … More Cyclocross Tubular Gluing – A Newbie’s Brain Dump
The Fam As a parents of two developmentally disabled children, my wife, Deana, and I struggle to wrangle everyone together for family activities. We’ve always tried to find ways to get our kids riding, and despite his visual impairment, that has been relatively easy with our son, Ryan. First we used a Burley trailer, then … More The Best Bicycle – Urban Arrow Family
Bill Schieken posted this excellent video clip from Jingle Cross that just bowled me over. In case you missed it, have a look: Men's elite start from @jinglecross C1. Like Cake lyrics. @stephenhyde @jameydriscoll @laurenssweeck #itchtour #cyclocross #procx A post shared by In The Crosshairs (@cxhairs) on Sep 26, 2016 at 11:23am PDT The … More Cyclocross – How Do I Love Thee?
I was out for another Sunday ride with “cousin Ellen” (as she is known in my house) this morning as a continuation of the goal of trying something new for cyclocross season preparation this year. Each of the past few years I’ve been trying something new in an effort to try and improve, and find … More Mental Reps
Time for some more self-centered, narcissistic reflection on my racing year. Actually, it’s pretty easy to pick out the best moments, there haven’t been too many that stand out. Hopefully my self-indulgence can provide some benefit to someone else, somewhere. Looking back, my first race (Granogue) may have been my best overall race, beginning to end. Crossresults … More (Likely) 2015 Personal Racing Moment of the Year
Noun 1. mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, danger, or temptation courageously. As a full-fledged cyclocross addict, it’s so tempting to try and romanticize amateur bike racing, and equally as tempting to minimize it. I’ll attempt to strike a reasonable balance here by articulating a lesson learned this past Sunday at Granogue … More Granogue and Fortitude
*Tongue-in-cheek jab at my limited experience on the topic, plus a nod to one of our favorite cyclocross guys. Probably not very funny if I have to explain it! Continuing in the vein of bike-related nerd-dom and minutiae, I feel like blathering about tires some more. As many of us know, talking tires and pressure … More Cyclocross Tubulars, *According To My Opinion
I saw this tire for the first time on the loaner bike that was assigned to me during the Sram Open the Road Tour in Boulder a few months ago. The ride was set to cover a mix of pavement, dirt, and some rocky bits on the Switzerland Trail between Four Mile canyon and the … More Clement X’PLOR MSO