Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Waffles, Beer, Pain...Cyclocross

Perhaps the ultimate definition on 1213 Racing? Chris riding hard while I eat waffles and drink beer from the sidelines. I approve.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Ed Sanders CX

I had a blast this weekend at Ed Sanders. After lots of rain the course was super muddy and pretty tough. I'd never done a muddy course before so it was a learning experience. Raced the first lap pretty hard then dropped back for the next couple laps. On the last lap I felt my legs still had something in them so I started making some moves and gained a few spots. I lost a sprint finish to place 40th out of 90 starters. Top 50%, I'm satisfied. Last weekend I finished bottom 50, so any improvement is good. I still have some things I need to work on but I'm feeling pretty good about this cross thing. EC finished 21st in the C race. Congrats, maybe some race this year I'll give you a run for your money. CC did alright in the B race with a tough field on a rough course. Cheering on CC while eating waffles and drinking free beer was the highlight of my weekend....except for when I wrecked in the mud, that was pretty cool too. Getting pumped for Kelly Acres next weekend, maybe I can get off my ass this week and do some skills training...

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Ed Sanders at Lilypons - 9/27/09

Race update to come, but EC and SS were in the Cat 4/C race; CC was in the Cat 3-4/B race.

Rain all saturday afternoon and evening created course conditions described in three words: muddy, muddy and muddy.

Also, beer and belgian waffles.

- ec

Monday, September 21, 2009

cross season is upon us

I've been waiting for this time of year since January, and here it is, cyclocross season. 1213 had a busy weekend hitting Nittany and Charm City. I have a write up about my races here, but long story short I always crash in the last lap, I rolled two inches of my tubular yesterday, finished 39th/75 on Saturday and 40th/125 on Sunday in the 2/3/4 race and am totally in love with the season.

Mouse and Evil Steve hit the C race and it was great to be there to heckle them and everyone else. EC looked furious riding, especially taking the barrier that was about half his size, and Evil Steve's biggest battle was against any food that his stomach that did not want to keep down thanks to a staff meeting at a bar the day prior.

Ed Sanders on Saturday, and then only another week or two before DK can join us.

i really hope I am not testing the threads of that skinsuit.

Also if you haven't signed up for the raffle at Ed Sanders, do it now. You have like a 1/300 chance of winning a $2000 bike.

Friday, September 11, 2009


chris after embrocating for todays ride, "i smell like a yankee candle."

Monday, September 7, 2009

Check out a new radio show...


This Wheels on Fire - Bicycle news/views/events and classic country-bluegrass-no depression-americana
Radio CPR-97.5 FM in NW Washington DC (Listening area - Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights, Mt Pleasant, Petworth etc)
9-11 PM
2nd and 4th Sundays, every month

- ec

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Attend these Jams 1213!

EBAY CX Wheels

someone bid on these guys... "buy it now" or "make an offer" options, maybe you could snag them for 400?