Killington Stage Race
Killington Stage Race – 5.26 – 5.28 Now that Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone, it is time for my Annual Killington Stage Race Report. Why do I write one every year you ask? Well, because each race has been completely different from the previous years. This was my 5th time heading to VT for this race, and this was hands down my best performance. I owe this to the fact I not only created goals for the race, but accompanied these goals with a plan (typically in the past
2017 JAM FUNDO RECAP
The annual Jam Fund Grand Fundo is a fundraiser put on by Jeremy Powers, to fund young up and coming Cyclocross riders. All the proceeds from the event go to the Jam Fund program, devoted to helping young, enthusiastic cyclists become professional athletes. Expo represented, with over a dozen riders lining up for the “Grand Fundo” which is 68 miles of tough climbing, dirt roads, and beautiful scenery. The morning started with “cowboy coffee and pancakes”. How great is that? K
KILLINGTON STAGE RACE!
Killington Stage Race ’17 – 4/5 Masters For the 4th year in a row, I spent my Memorial Day Weekend up in VT for the Killington Stage Race. I was racing in the Category 4/5 Masters (33 yrs. old +). The race is 3 stages over 3 days. Stage 1 is a 18 mile circuit with 2 laps (37 mile total), Stage 2 is a 60 mile Road Race with a summit finish at the K1 Gondola, and Stage 3 is a 10.5 mile Individual Time Trial, which is “VT Flat,” climbing over 400 ft. in those 10 miles. I had a
March Farms, Elm City, CT CX Series Wrap
March Farm CX March Farm in Bethlehem CT always puts on a great show. Set on the rolling hills of a farm in western Connecticut the organizers really stepped up the race. This the new course included a warming tent equipped with a fully stocked bar, bonfire. treats from the farm and six inches of fresh snow!!! Starting just before 11am the snow left the race course barely ridable. As always the start was a mad dash to the first corner. Being the first one to the left turn
NBX "Final Vittoria NECXS Race weekend"
Racing NBX in Rhode Island for the first time I wasn't really sure what to expect. The morning started early leaving the house at dawn to arrive in time for the 8:40 juniors race. Despite arriving in fridge temps and high winds eight year old Owen lined up with a large junior field. Being the smallest of competitors he held his own during the race and put in a strong effort over the entire race course. Warming up for my race I took to the course for a practice lap. The techni
SuperCross Cup Weekend
Supercross, located at Rockland College in Suffern, Ny was stops #5 & #6 in the Vittoria Series. The two day racing could not have been more polar opposite, but i'll get to that in a minute. Todd Bowden, recently crowned Canadian champion (2nd time) and I headed up Friday evening, we booked a hotel to make the trip a bit easier since we have early morning races. My race, the Masters 45, starts at 9:45AM; Todd follows me in the Masters 35 field at 10:45AM. We arrived and wen
Noho CX Weekend
The Northampton International race at Look Park in Massachusetts is one of the best venues of the cyclocross calendar. The race is put on by the godfather of cyclocross and former professional Adam Myerson. For an entire weekend the best of everything that is cyclocross comes together combining a party atmosphere with a challenging race course featuring steep uphill running sections and dangerously fast technical downhills. Being part of a racing family means waking up early
Winning the Canadian Championship
I am very happy and relieved to report that I won the Canadian National Championships for my age group, 40-49, for the 2nd time in my career. As a main focus, perhaps the main focus, of my entire season, it is a relief to have all the hard work pay off. Being Canada, in this case Sherbrooke Quebec (just to the East of where Rte 91 meets the Canadian border), conditions were cold and featured a layer of snow in the morning, which combined with the grass of Parc Jacques Carti
Orchard Cross @Applecrest Farm Orchard
I had originally planned to skip racing this weekend and focus on training... With the weather looking nice and me itching for a bit of CX action, I had two choices, stay local and race Cheshire CX (great race venue!) or take a day trip up to Applecrest Farm Orchard in Hampton Falls, NH; 2 hours drive. Since I've been to Cheshire a number of time and never to Orchard Cross, I decided to make the day of it. I enlisted my son Taylor on the trip to keep me company and gives me
Cheshire CX - Hero Dirt!
I had heard about Cheshire Cx for years, and finally had a chance to go this past weekend. It has a reputation of being the best of grassroots fun, and it really was. A ripping good time of a woods section (hero dirt!), and the deafening roar of the Hill People on Heckle Hill, made it hard not to grin. We also got to line up with Jan Bolland Tanner in the Women's 123! A hero in her own right. After leading for a lap, and then trading spots back and forth with Caitlin Szy