Crits are Lit! I Will Foundation Series Race Report #1

Crits are fun! Racing is FUN! Hard, but fun!
I signed up for this race not knowing what to expect. I knew I would learn a lot about myself and about racing, and that the experience would be worth it.

Killington from the Sideline

Occasionally you get to do something different. When invited to spend Memorial Day weekend in Killington VT, I jumped at the occasion. The last time I was there was years ago during the ski season, carving up the slopes.

This past weekend, the 2018 Killington Stage Race was on and I wish I’d been riding with these impressive athletes all along. Instead, I got to do the next best thing. I observed, becoming more enthralled by the sport, each of 3 races ending with a soak in the hot tub, taking in the sun, rain, and wind, heat and chill.

GFNY 2018: The Devil is in the Data

As with every Campagnolo GFNY World Championship, the day starts early — check-in on the George Washington Bridge is basically from 5:00 AM till 6:00 AM. The weather is always a factor and it’s usually damn cold waiting on a bridge over the Hudson River for a 7:00 AM race start. But this year, the…

A tale of 470 (racing) miles in 470 words

So just like that, the 2017 race season is over. Starting out as a lowly Cat-5 on a very cold April day in Central Park, to a warm and sticky autumnal October in Prospect Park, via Vermont, Jersey, and, of course, our signature race starting at the GWB. And what a fun season it was….

Learning the Dark Arts

“Winter is coming”. Well, that’s what they’re saying on Game of Thrones, but in the world of Bike Racing, we try not to think of such things until we really have to. Late July and August have been blessed with a pretty busy race calendar, and a great chance to learn some new things. While…

Muck? What muck?

Words: Gavin It was a dark and stormy night… Or, at least, I’m told it was, because I went to bed at 9:30, and slept pretty darned soundly till my alarm rudely woke me up at 3:45AM on Sunday morning. But all for a good cause, because Sunday was race day! And this week’s race…

“Training Up”

Words: Jared Here’s a story to explain why you should always be “Training Up” – or, put another way, training with riders that are well beyond your current abilities. This week a few guys on the team agreed to meet up one morning in Central Park for laps to include 4-minute efforts. We basically broke…

Inflicting pain, just because we can

  Words: gavin In the annals of bad ideas, bike racing to the average person is probably reasonably high up the list. Bike racing at 6am on a saturday morning is slightly higher up that list, especially when you could be safely tucked up in bed. And then there’s bike racing at 6am on a…