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August 7, 2018

It started like this. Matt Struckman, of @2timingGuys notoriety, messaged out “Who wants to race as a 24 hour 5-person coed team for the #Wausau24 at the end of July? That gives us 4 weeks to find some fitness. Sunny, the coed part is very dependent on you…” To which I...

December 30, 2017

The 2017 DVV Trophy series Azencross with its astroturf pumptrack and the Brico Cross Breden race with it's new American-Style mudfest mini-roller coaster, are in the history books, and my quads are still firing, bikes still rolling.

#DVVTrofee Azencross CX

One #FullTilt...

December 27, 2017

Is it possible to feel like a winner, very satisfied with my performance that I had given it my all, and still wish that I had had a little more in the tank? I could hear you all yelling at the livestream. I caught a tall flash of #Van_Dessel red and black on a jumbotr...

November 8, 2017

Two peanut butter cups for two great races in Derby City!

Day 2, Pan-American Champs. Race Report:

As I rode up to the starting line of the Pan American Champs, I made a beeline for the far right side, best spot on the 2nd row! Prerace, I had assumed that I would have a...

August 13, 2017

When is the last time you went for a two hour ride and only encountered three Strava segments? Full disclosure, it has been about a year for me. John Jones took us on these back of beyond farm roads last year.

It started out with a chute segment down the Fiasco Line Tra...

April 12, 2017

As city streets at rush hour go, St. Louis isn't bad. With most drivers snarled up on the highways, I'm able to string together greenways, no exit overpasses, paths through city parks, and the two-lane cut throughs that only drivers using the Waze App know about... all...

May 26, 2016

The name says it all. A literary homonym of a race with as many meaning as racers.


It was one of the most civil start lines. A testament to our midwest mentality and current location lined up along the two-track gravel, the swollen Council Bluff Lake barely discernible...

November 4, 2015

Look real close (between Kaitlin in green and Amanda in black) and you will see my orange helmet on the second row. The last time I will be wearing this particular helmet, actually. After one of my best starts, I managed to slip into 6-7 place. I held it through a mudd...

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