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We touched down at LAS and as I was literally saying goodbye B Hill and the road crew I was saying hello to Shannon Gibson and the CX team for the year. It was quickly off to the Hotel to get cleaned up and then meeting up with the rest of the NoTubes family that…

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SRS-Greenville

Begins as it Ended I finished up the road season as it began, by heading to Greenville, South Carolina. Jacob Muller, John Loehner, Dan Zmolik, Brian Hill, Jacob Hill, Ryan Mele, and myself  made up the team. We had some exciting, tactical racing on two great courses. Jacob M got in the break on day…

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The Myths about Strength Training during the cycling season.

Many experts, including Exercise Physiologist and Cycling Coaches, agree that adding a strength training program during the offseason can be advantageous for both male and female cyclists. While Sprinting and Mountain Biking may require different physical demands than endurance based road cycling, all cyclists can benefit from sport specific weight training. The overall strength can…

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From one extreme to another

On snow one weekend and in the desert the next 2013 is shaping up to be a year of “firsts”. At the end of January, Linda and I went to Louisville, KY to watch the cyclocross World Championships. This was the first time I have been to the CX Worlds and it was the first…

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A three week racing block.

Building up for Nationals. A couple of top 10‘s and on the podium in NC. As the US race calendar quickly comes to an end it has been a mad scramble to better my starting position for Nationals by grabbing as many UCI points as possible. I’ve been able to get in some quality training…

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Training thru the Boulder Cup

Lackluster results in front of a hometown crowd. In staying with a new approach to the CX season I am trying to get in multiple 10 day blocks of training, strategically throughout the season. What I have experienced in previous years is that coming into the season with a good solid base from Mtn/Road season…

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USGP comes to Fort Collins

A glimpse of the first lap mayhem at FtCo GP photo credit: Hannelore Eckmann

…and this time I’m ready Three years ago the US Grand Prix of cyclocross moved venue locations from New Jersey to Fort Collins, Colorado. Hosting the Grand Prix not only brought the best talent in the country to Colorado, but it also doubled the amount of UCI races in the state. Once the, cyclocross crazed,…

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Preparing for the FtCo Grand Prix

Sunset

A week at home to get everything ready. After a restless night in an airport hotel I caught an early fight back to Colorado. We landed in Denver around 10:30 AM. As usual I checked in with Linda, to let her know I had landed and about what time I would be home. She mentioned…

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New England: Cyclocross and Seafood

Providence Cyclocross Festival photo credit: Dave McElwaine

Providence Cyclocross Festival The recently announced American Cyclingdirt Classics p/b Stan’s NoTubes allowed me the opportunity to head back east and do a little cross racing. I’ve previously raced in North Carolina at the NCGP but that is pretty much the extent of my east coast experience. I was definitely excited to check out the…

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3 races, 3 days, 3 bikes

TT, Crit racing and CX in the high country With the Tour of Vail this weekend I decided to stick around here, sleep in my own bed, and get in some good quality racing in the high country. The  Tour of Vail is part of The Great American Cycling Series, p/b Stan’t NoTubes. It consisted of…

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