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?
As I've mentioned in prior posts, the fitness business is one of the world's biggest snake oil markets. Count all the ways that promise to make you better: Devices, superfoods, miracle fitness and diet programs, and enlightened fitness gurus abound. Meanwhile, the stuff that actually works has been known since the dawn of human civilization. Background Back in the day I … [Read more...] about Skills, Action, & Stoke w/ Skye Nacel
2019 is the 30th year of the Seward Park Series bicycle race. For historical perspective, check out this recap from the 25th year. This year's season began on April 4 and runs through August 29 (with no race on July 4). With three races every night, the Series is a way for bike racers of all abilities to test their legs, brains, and luck against some of the fastest riders in … [Read more...] about Seward Series 2019
Earlier this year there was a big press announcement and social media buzz about Bontrager's new "WaveCell" helmet design. Bontrager claimed their new collapsable matrix design to be much safer than helmets using MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System) technology. I've since noticed they backtracked on that claim and it now says "compared to styrofoam helmets." The … [Read more...] about Hi Vis Helmet Hack
Saturday June 8 marks the 26th edition of the Ballard Criterium. The now classic Seattle cycling race began in 1994 when it was hosted by Bill Devaney of the Ray’s Boathouse Cycling Club. Devaney hosted it through 1997. David Douglas (who organizes the event rides for the Cascade Bicycle Club, and the Seward Park Thursday Night Series) ran it between 1998 through 2007. … [Read more...] about Ballard Criterium 2019 & Pre-Party