The Big Picture: Trek CXC Cup Day One (Ethan Glading)

The ITCH Tour marches on with the first day of racing in the books at Trek CXC Cup. After a few blazing hot days earlier in the week, temperatures were still hot but a little better for the first day of Trek CXC Cup. Although it was “only” a C2 race today, the talent level was high as an international field showed up to Trek Bikes’ backyard party and burned in lines and sweated it out. It is the morning of day 2 and the C1 women’s race goes off in a few hours. The course will be a bit different as will the field, as some of the top players who sat out yesterday will take the start today. Continue reading “The Big Picture: Trek CXC Cup Day One (Ethan Glading)”

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In The Crosshairs U.S. Tour: Episode One

The Orange Seal In the Crosshairs U.S. Tour gets started this weekend in Waterloo, Wisconsin, for the Trek CXC Cup. I came out a few days early to meet up with some folks, record some Crosshairs Radio episodes, and get a feel for the event. With 25 European pros making their way to Wisconsin for this race, the Trek CXC Cup is setting up to be a World Cup caliber field. Continue reading “In The Crosshairs U.S. Tour: Episode One”

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The Big Picture: Rochester Cyclocross

I wasn’t sure what to write for this one, I went back and forth with paragraphs about when Steevo and I had first started hanging out, about how we spent the better part of 6 years driving around the country chasing cyclocross races and about when he got hurt and decided to focus his efforts and interest more on rocks and mountains in the fall time than on smashing pedals in the mud. Continue reading “The Big Picture: Rochester Cyclocross”

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The Big Picture: PCCoD

Ten Years is a long time, in fact it’s a decade. Think about that for a second, think about the movements and trends that die with in the time span of a decade, jazzercise is out yoga is in, no more GI Joe but Teletubbies rules children’s television, MTV goes from playing music videos to pregnant teenagers. A lot can happen in ten years, nation states can be born and die, Radiohead might record their next album, Keith Richards will likely go on living but no one is really willing to place money on any of these subjects. Continue reading “The Big Picture: PCCoD”

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Crosshairs Radio Episode 41: Simon Burney

We are coming at you from Vallnord, Andorra, for Crosshairs radio episode 41 during which I sit down with Simon Burney, the UCI MTB Coordinator and author ofCyclocross: Training and Technique. Simon is at Andorra to make sure everything goes to plan in the World Cup XCO race. He has a lot on his plate and it was great to have him make some time to chat at the end of a long day. Continue reading “Crosshairs Radio Episode 41: Simon Burney”

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Kemmerer’s Level 11 Racing Joins Fearless Femme Racing

Friends of In The Crosshairs and Crosshairs Radio, Arley Kemmerer and Rachel Rubino, have a new team and a new teammate and we couldn’t be more happy for them. Kemmerer and Rubino will be joined by Taryn Mudge and will race for Fearless Femme Racing. As great as it is for Kemmerer, Rubino and Mudge, it’s also exciting to see Fearless Femme Racing, an elite road and crit racing team enter the world of cyclocross. I hope it’s a path other domestic road teams follow. Continue reading “Kemmerer’s Level 11 Racing Joins Fearless Femme Racing”

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