Friday, June 25, 2010

Bookwalter makes the big show

Velonews just announced Brent Bookwalter will be riding in the Tour de France this year.  After a great showing at the Giro he'll be lining it up with some of the biggest and best names in cycling.  Much, much respect...

  • Alessandro Ballan (ITA)

  • Brent Bookwalter (USA)

  • Marcus Burghardt (GER)

  • Cadel Evans (AUS)

  • Mathias Frank (SUI)

  • George Hincapie (USA)

  • Karsten Kroon (NED)

  • Steve Morabito (SUI)

  • Mauro Santambrogio (ITA)
  • Friday, June 18, 2010

    UCI Adapts

    Much to the chagrin of Adam Meyerson, probably the most outspoken U.S. racer on the topic of disc brakes in 'cross, the UCI made the decision to allow them in international competition.  More on the story from Cyclocross Magazine HERE.
    And on a completely unrelated note, it is NOT a good idea for me to buy these cookies anymore.  Leave it to me - the one time I'm out shopping for groceries alone and I come back with horribly addicting sugar cookies...

    Thursday, June 17, 2010

    New 'Cross Venue x 2!

    Sounds like there will be another new 'cross race on the books for the fall.  I'll keep a lid on things until it becomes official, but between Tailwind's new venue and this new race it will be a refreshing fall.  From what I know it'll be a mix of Tailwind's formal style and the fresh, fun Kiss Cross approach to racing.  Here's a hint...

    Tuesday, June 15, 2010


    What a fun bike.

    Monday, June 07, 2010

    The Hills

    So apparently I am in need of new hamstrings, as mine are shot. Ten minutes into lap two (of three lap race) my legs decided that I shouldn't ride with the three other leaders anymore. Lungs? Just fine. Snappyness? No worries. Sustained power? Nonexistent. It took me about three minutes just to be able to walk back to the car. Ugh.

    In other news, Cyclocross Magazine sent this little reminder that 'cross season is not too far off of the horizon!