Tuesday, August 10, 2010


So I've registered for my first CX race of the season. I'm racing the C race on Saturday and B race on Sunday at Charm City. My philosophy is that on Saturday the course will be fresh and everyone will be nervous so I have my best chance of doing well. Then on Sunday everyone will be feeling good and I will get my ass kicked, thus erasing any ego I can build up on Saturday while getting a serious workout. It should be a fun race overall. I did surprisingly well last year considering how much Jameson I drank the day before, how hungover I was and how much I threw up in the car on the way to Baltimore. Who knows how well I will do this year...

I'm also doing a super lame crit race in Bowie in a week and a half. I'm half terrified and half excited for it. I have no idea what to expect but it gives me something to focus on and it will be one road race under my belt. If I like it I will definitely do more road races next year.

Oh, and if I can get off my butt and go to College Park this weekend I will probably buy a Jake the Snake. The Jamis has had it with cross so I'm happy about upgrading this year.

That's it for now. I'm excited about the upcoming season. Who knows, maybe someone on 1213 will podium this year.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Cyclocross is coming. I am out of shape. i dont even have a cyclocross bike. evil steve is gonna have disc brakes this year?

mandatory reading

Rules To Live By


Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Race 1 - Saturday, January 9, 2010 - Salisbury, NC
Race 2 - Sunday, January 10, 2010 - Mooresville, NC
Race 3 - Sunday, January 17, 2010 - Fayetteville, NC (C4 Racing)
Race 4 - Saturday, January 23, 2010 - Raleigh, NC
Race 5 - Sunday, January 24, 2010 - Greensboro, NC (GVC)
more info here (eventually).

get ready for more of this...

get in touch with danny or chris if you are interested in joining in the carpool down to some of these.

Also Bike Reg has West Virginia's Backyard Road Racing Series posted and open already.
4/3 morgantown wv
5/15 farm county
6/5 tucker county
8/21 appalachia visited

Yep, thats THE tucker country road race. voted one of the toughest road races in the country. get yourself some legs or buy a compact crankset.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

can I wear tight pants?

Not a race report, not in fact, anything constructive. But damn its funny.


ps.......can anyone who is better at this figure out how to make it fit?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


I know it is really really silly, but for some reason it makes me feel really good to see me and mouse's names here, despite them being for 20th place in the 3/4 and 4 fields respectively.

1213 was out in actual full force at Tacchino. ES/EF had his best race ever and was totally killing it, staying upright, and looking good. Despite mechanicals for both EC and DK they were always moving forwards (when their bikes were working that is). I felt really great and with the exception of some not so stellar barrier work and following a teammate's wheel into the tape, I thought I rode a pretty flawless race.

By the end of the regular season, I will have ended up doing twice as many races as I did last year, which is kind of crazy. Urban CX, HoCo Double CX, Superior CX, Taneytown, and Reston are all that's left with a possible VA Beach CX race or maybe even Nationals. Six or seven races left, not bad. Oh yeah, there is also that whole winter series too...and of course, the Superbowl of Singlespeed.

I love cross, I love rolling up to a race with a full car, full trunk and roof rack, and cheering on my friends. A tiny bit of me is looking ahead to the cold winter months of long, slow riding, but even that serves as a precursor to the next fall (the season and the act)

Gotta love the new digi-camo C3 skinsuits, but it wouldn't touch mossy oak break up. Although I think my team next year may go for a Flex Your Head themed skinsuit.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Fun race this weekend at DCCX. Got to sleep in, rolled 10 blocks over to the race. I started the C race and was doing pretty well for a minute or so. But then I went down a bumpy hill and shifted at the bottom. All of the sudden I couldn't pedal so I figured I threw my chain (a common occurrence in my cyclocross life). When I looked down I didn't have a chain and my derailleur was hanging by the cable. So I took DNF but was able to get a bike (thanks Larry) and race the B race. The B was a bit more competitive then usual so I had to push myself harder. Rode harder then I have all season and finished 59th out of around 90 riders. After the race I cashed in my beer ticket and my french fry ticket and proceeded to hang hard. Overall great course, great race, great company, great pictures (thanks Erika), great weather...can't wait til next year!