Posts tagged #Stan's NoTubes

California US Cup Racing

Once again I’m typing while flying. This time I’m somewhere over the southern Pacific in a Boeing 777, headed for touchdown in Sydney where I catch one last flight to Cairns, QLD for the World Cup opener (watch it live here). I’m just past the mid-way point in my five-weekend racing block and time is starting to fly (it’s like I’m missing a day or something. oh wait, that happens when you fly to Australia!).

Posted on April 19, 2016 and filed under Mountain Biking.

And the '15 World Cup begins...

Even though I didn't have the crash-free race I'd hoped for, I did a lot of things really well today, and, most importantly, in the days and weeks leading up to the start of the World Cup season. I'm still feeling very confident in my training, my equipment, and my ability to perform when I'm on the start line waiting for the gun to go off.

Posted on May 24, 2015 and filed under Mountain Biking.

US Cup #3 - Bonelli Park

For the 3rd round of the US Cup, we were back on the dusty slopes of Bonelli Park in San Dimas, CA. The course hardly resembled the first version only a few weeks prior--it was far better despite a chewed up track with plenty of loose corners, braking bumps and enough rocks to carefully consider tire selection. This was an HC level event, which means there are enough UCI points up for grab to attract some top-international racers.

Posted on April 13, 2015 and filed under Mountain Biking.

What's with Jinglecross?

But then again, I knew what I was in for as I packed up my winter gear, unused for seasons and boarded a plane to Iowa City to race bikes, around a field, over obstacles and up Mt Krumpit with Christmas tunes in the background and an ominous forecast that left me scratching my head in indecision over whether to wear a windvest underneath my skinsuit or to double-up on chamois' just so I could wear my insulated tights under the same skinsuit.

Posted on November 15, 2014 and filed under Cyclo-cross.