Sunday, December 31, 2006

last ride of the year

last ride of 2006 this morning. an hour and a half on the roads up into MoCo and the down into the city and then back out on loughborough rd. i've been doing a lot of riding with this warm snap we've had recently, but since it's been tucked into free hours around parties, family, and holidays it all been on the road. 5 out of the last 9 days i've spent time on two wheels.

no big year end wrap-up, no 2007 preview... adios 2006; bonjour 2007!

Saturday, December 23, 2006


beautiful day for a ride... the offseason is over

just ended my brief post-nationals hibernation with a beautiful road ride. sunny and not too cold, but i think i have have a slightly warped sense of cold since most other people i saw on bikes were bundled up like we were in the middle of a blizzard. still a great way to spend a couple hours.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

cyclocross nationals

summerhill runup

finally back online after a long weekend trip to providence for cross nationals and philly for a christmas party and wedding planning...

the barriers

the 30-34 race on friday was fun. the course was great, but the field was really fast. MAC elite racer ryan leech took the win and i ended up 67th of around 70 finishers. i started at the back and stayed there for the whole race. i had some bike issues (losing pressure in my back tire), but my marc was able to get me a spare bike (his) and then swap out my rear wheel and i was back on my bike in a 1/2 lap.

johnson and wells

saturday i took pictures of the u19, u23, and elite races. i've posted a very edited set on flickr, probably more to come later, but that will depend on how much time i have this week.


Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

capital cross classic

just posted a race report about the capital cross classic on the team blog over at

Monday, December 04, 2006

quick trip up to philly this weekend to pick up heather's ring. drove up friday night, hung out at the south philly taproom with friends. saturday morning we went over to halloween to pick up the ring. brunch, then a quick stop by mew gallery so that heather could drop off more cards and we could inevitably buy more art for our aparment and we had to get back on the road to get back here for a holiday party.

sunday was the capital cross classic... raced the Bs, finished 30th of 46, wasn't unhappy with how i raced. after the race we had a late lunch at pizzeria paradiso and found a rather tasty beer -- 'la gnomette', a hoppy belgian IPA that's the product of a colaboration of brooklyn brewery and brasserie d'achouffe. ended the night with tenacious D at the patriot center. it was a decent show, but the crowd was awful. i saw them a few years ago a the 9:30 and that was a much better show.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Friday, December 01, 2006

starting grid

the cross natz rider list is up and thanks to my late decision to go up it looks like i'll be starting somwhere around 97th in a field of 105 in the 30-34 race...