Land Park Criterium

One of my favorite terms from bike racing is having “legs” for a race.  Usually in the first few minutes of a race, you can tell whether you are ready to hammer or… Continue reading

Red Kite Criterium

After my close call in Death Valley, I was pretty sure cycling would be taking a back seat to my other life obligations. Three months later, I find that I have little else… Continue reading

Close Calls in Death Valley (1/2)

A couple of weeks ago, I trekked out to the legendary Death Valley with the Nevada Cycling Team for their annual winter training camp. This was my fourth trip out with the team,… Continue reading

Baka Gaijin in Japan

In early October, I set out with a group of friends (namely Melodie, Elise, Stephanie, Linda, Paul, and Jessica) to the land of Japan.  We were fortunate enough to have Melodie as our… Continue reading

Parkfield Classic

Although I hadn’t really been riding my mountain bike at all, a couple of weeks ago I ventured down to race Cal Poly SLO’s home race, the 2012 Parkfield Classic.  Attending Parkfield is… Continue reading

Sky Tavern Collegiate Race at UNR

This past weekend, the Nevada Cycling Team hosted their home collegiate mountain bike race here in Reno. While it has historically been held at Peavine (where the N resides just north-west of UNR’s… Continue reading

Reno Hot Air Balloon Races

I’ve lived in Reno for a decade now, and I have never made it to the Hot Air Balloon Races.  Usually they are an inconvenient “wooshing” noise as they pass by overhead, rudely… Continue reading

Shasta Sufferfest

I write this with aching pain in my legs and purple stains under my fingernails and throughout my “beard.” While this state could be caused by any number of painful or humiliating stories,… Continue reading

Tyrolean Downhill Part Deux

I already posted about the Tyrolean Downhill a few days ago, but now the video is finally complete.  I’m hoping to make it back up there again this week if everything goes as… Continue reading

Nevada Cycling Mountain Bike Camp

Nevada Cycling will be holding their first (well, first in many years) annual Mountain Bike Camp, August 18th to 25th in Bend, Oregon.  With a lot of the faster riders staying on to… Continue reading