Racing my way through Texas Cyclocross Season

Texas State CX – day 2

I continued the trend today on racing stronger on the 2nd day than on the first.  I have no explanation for it!  According to Strava, I believe I was over one mph faster on Sunday than on Saturday over the... Continue Reading →


Texas State CX – day 1

Fun ride today at the age based Texas State CX championships.  I raced in the 40+ 4/5s and nearly missed the start!  I was getting ready to go to the bathroom and lose some of the water I'd been drinking... Continue Reading →

WNX… last call

What a bummer. I hate that this week was the last week of WNX; it seems like I'm just now starting to figure some things out this season.  And missing a day of racing just as the weather is starting... Continue Reading →

Gears and beers Day 2

What a doozy this was.  I've never done two races back to back like this and to be honest I was a bit intimidated.  My 4/5 race was at 9:30 in the morning for 40 minutes and the Masters race... Continue Reading →

Gears and Beers…. day 1

What a fun place to have a race. Gears and beers is held at the Tupps Brewery in McKinney - and the brewery itself is near to/next door to some old ruins in McKinney that make for a fantastic backdrop... Continue Reading →

WNX week #6

Well... last week I talked about missing the mud that is usually involved in cross season and this week got that in spades.   A pretty hard, soaking rain hit the course before and during setup and as a result... Continue Reading →

WNX Week #5

Wow... 5 weeks into this year's CX season already! Still warm.  Enjoying that a bit, but ready for some 'cross weather that's actually cool and muddy!  Been pretty warm and dry/dusty so far. I've raced 14 times in 6 weeks... Continue Reading →

FWCX Day #2

Legs... anyone who's ever turned a pedal in anger has had days where you should have been strong but at the buzzer... you've got nada.  Or, conversely, days where you should have been weak or tired and you turn in... Continue Reading →

FWCX Day #1

Fun day at the races today.  I'm not entirely sure how to handle the late afternoon race starts as far as eating goes.  I'll need to figure that out before state next month for sure. Today's race started out not... Continue Reading →

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