Well. I've started writing a "coronavirus post" a couple times in the last few weeks. Distraction, redirection, and infuriation have come hour by hour, that is for sure. Often when I write, I start with a brain-fart concept that often ends up being the title. This time around it's been flickering between two competing alternatives: an uplifting "Life at the Speed of … [Read more...] about Life at the Speed of Bike
Cyclocross is often described as "steeplechase on bikes." Cyclocross courses are closed loops with man-made obstacles like hurdles (barriers), stairs, or overpasses, and natural hazards like roots, rocks, sand, and mud. One of the hallmarks of cyclocross is that in order to become proficient, riders necessarily need to develop nimble bike handling skills. To help … [Read more...] about ‘Cross Racers Have a Leg Up
The 2019 cyclocross season opened with the merging of the area's two premiere junior teams. RAD Racing and the Cycle University Junior Team have joined forces to become RAD Racing p/b Cycle U. The team accepts riders as young as the 1st grade. The new organization is led by Team Director Erik Anderson (RAD) and Coaching Director Craig Undem (Cycle U). The headline goal of … [Read more...] about A New Era for Juniors: Rad Racing p/b Cycle U
XWA is a bikepacking race on the Cross Washington Mountain Bike Route. The 684 mile ~48,000' Route is comprised of singletrack, dirt roads, and a little pavement. Although the Route travels through remote areas, there are many resupply opportunities. The Route is physically and mentally challenging, and is also considered a test of the rider's bikepacking kit and gear. Troy … [Read more...] about Bikepacking: XWA 2019
Conditions for the 2019 Ballard Criterium presented by Carter Volkswagen were spectacular. We are fortunate to have the Ballard Crit as an ongoing event in the Pacific Northwest cycling race calendar. At the beginning of 2018 there was some question about whether it would continue. The Apex Cycling Team has been managing the event since 2014, and according to team … [Read more...] about Ballard Criterium 2020: Cycling + Mile Runs?