Mental Reps

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

(Likely) 2015 Personal Racing Moment of the Year

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

Granogue and Fortitude

  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