Category: Commentary


September 17th, 2014 — 9:14am

Cyclocross is finally here and we are starting off the season by checking off the top item on our ultimate wishlist: A full on SVENNESS with SVEN. If that’s why you are here and these words are just getting in the way, I don’t blame you. Hang in there for a handful of sentences and you are at the video. But before you […]

14 comments » | Commentary, Interview, Skills and Technique, Video

Why Look, a Soap Box: Cyclocross and the Art of Spectating

September 13th, 2014 — 9:55pm

As a post-script to the beer throwing and other undesirable spectator activity at Cross Vegas, here are a few quick thoughts: Cross Vegas is an amazing event that brings the best of the best to the United States. A couple jerks in the crowd should not overshadow that. The story here is that Meredith Miller […]

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August 30th, 2014 — 1:38am

I got in trouble over the past week for declaring “Cross Is Dead.” I was accused of being lame and negative. And maybe that’s the way it came across. But to be clear, I don’t think ‘cross is dead. In fact, I think the exact opposite. Cyclocross gets me out of bed in the morning […]

10 comments » | Commentary

Hilly Billy Roubaix 2014 Video

August 4th, 2014 — 8:55pm

It’s not really a documentary, not really a short film, but somewhere in between. Here’s a video I produced covering the Hilly Billy Roubaix, a 72 mile race that takes place on some of the nastiest roads in West Virginia. Started in 2010, the Hilly Billy Roubaix is a classic. Part of the Ultra Cross […]

4 comments » | 2014 Races, Commentary, Video


July 21st, 2014 — 9:50am

Indulge me for a moment as I ramble on for a while about neither bikes nor bike racing. Our dog, Basil, passed away yesterday. He was 13 or maybe 14 years old. And was with us since he was about two, about the same time I started racing cyclocross, to give this the most tenuous […]

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Tactics at the front of the Giro Rosa

July 16th, 2014 — 8:49pm

In case you missed it, the Giro Rosa took place the past two weeks and it was great racing. Definitely worth catching up on the highlights and marking the event as one to follow in 2015. In the final stage of this year’s race, mountain classification leader, Emma Pooley, goes off the front on the […]

4 comments » | 2014 Races, Commentary, Video

The Week In ‘Cross This Week: Episode 5

June 26th, 2014 — 2:37pm

For Episode 5 of The Week In ‘Cross This Week, I quickly talk about one news item and then explain a joke for four minutes. But it’s all about cyclocross … and firefighting, so watch. Who knows, you may learn something … about firefighting. Thanks for watching and see you in a couple weeks.

1 comment » | Commentary, Skills and Technique, Video

The Week In ‘Cross This Week: Episode 4

June 20th, 2014 — 3:00am

This week on The Week In ‘Cross This Week we delve into the recent updates to the UCI Cyclocross Rulebook. Oooooh exciting!!! Actually, there’s some interesting items in there. Including a big change to how World Cup teams are selected, and what that means for powerhouse nations like Belgium and a shake up to the […]

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The Week In ‘Cross This Week: Episode 3

June 13th, 2014 — 2:48am

For episode 3 of The Week In ‘Cross This Week, we return to the Niels Albert story for the latest updates, check in on Sven and his quest for a top 10 finish at the European Championship XC MTB race, get the lowdown on a PFP kerfuffle, and talk ‘cross racing in Belgium, Las Vegas […]

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The Week In ‘Cross This Week: Episode Two

June 6th, 2014 — 7:31am

For episode two of The Week In ‘Cross This Week we check in on everything from Niels’ heart, Sven’s MTB, Mourey on the road, some young guns’ futures to what the Americans are up to. If you missed Episode One, you can see that, HERE. Questions, concerns, rants, raves or even a heads up on a […]

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