Cyclocross Nationals Preparation (Part 4)

[Editor’s note: In his defense, Scott submitted this article days before Courtenay raced last Sunday in Hartford. So I am fully to blame for the post-cxnats publication of this prep article. On the plus side, these bikes aren’t done as they are heading to Luxembourg for cyclocross worlds. And Courtenay’s fifth place finish at nationals are proof the bikes were all in good order.] Continue reading “Cyclocross Nationals Preparation (Part 4)”

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Cyclocross Nationals Preparation (part 1)

[Editor’s Note: Scott Dedenbach, the man behind the Cyclocross Network and mechanic for the Women’s CX Project, will be providing a behind the scenes look at what it takes to get a pro rider’s bikes ready for big races, including the U.S. Nationals Championship. This series will be a great behind the scenes look that Scott will continue as Nationals in Hartford approaches. Follow Scott on Twitter at @cyclocrossnet.] Continue reading “Cyclocross Nationals Preparation (part 1)”

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The Big Picture: Cheer Globally, Race Locally II

This past Sunday was Ed Sander Memorial Cyclocross. One of the oldest cyclocross races in the MABRA region that is put on by the National Capital Velo Club in memory of a teammate who died tragically. Ed Sander worked at the Lilypons Water Gardens in Adamstown, Maryland, and the owners of that venue generously allow this race to happen year after year on their grounds. The race, which started after Sander’s death in 2001, is a fundraiser for a scholarship fund that originally was set up to pay the education costs of Ed’s then young son. Continue reading “The Big Picture: Cheer Globally, Race Locally II”

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