Milwaukie – ? ...

I just found out that it is illegal in the state of Oregon to do hilly rides at the beginning of the year. Obviously as a law-abiding cyclist, I was instantly ashamed and appalled at my multiple West Hills/Tabor-related offenses from last year. And while I don’t want to accuse our fine state of unjust legislature, I have...

What has become of me? Jan27

What has become of m...

Last month I randomly purchased a carbon fiber bicycle. I know, crazy right? I wasn’t really in the market for any sort of new bike, but I ended up borrowing this one from a friend and loving it. It fit perfectly and just felt right. So when she mentioned that she was selling it, I threw caution to the wind, and with the help...

Coffeehouse 5

Despite my obsession with all puns, the name Coffeehouse 5 did not initially sit well with me. Calling a coffee shop a “coffee house” makes me think of weird, fake-Beatnik types, like Mike Meyers in So I Married An Axe Murderer. But Coffeehouse 5 (Or CH5 as Cait and I call it in our text messages) has slowly...

Bull Run / Sandy Riv...

Last year the only cycling shoes I had were some road shoes two-Euro-sizes-too-big for me (but I got them for free!). I filled the toes with crumpled up napkins or newspaper, and for short rides it was kind of okay. But for anything over 30 miles my feet would go numb and shortly after that my back would start feeling like it...

Road Trip: SAC CX &#...

SAC CX (the Sacramento, CA cyclocross series) is pretty much as different from the Cross Crusade as it could be:  *The biggest category, A Men, consisted of maybe 25 people.  *People are very serious. *Everyone seemed put off when I cheered loudly  *I only saw one cowbell, and I actually never heard it *No free oatmeal The...

Road Trip: San Franc...

The cool thing about going to college is you get to look forward to all the times that you don’t have to be in college. With an epic 3 weeks of winter at my disposal, I headed to the Bay Area for a vay-cay and some warmer weather. Before I left I visited the internet and googled myself up the Northern California bike race...

The Sum of All Fears Dec09

The Sum of All Fears

On Sunday I did two things that I thought would be a lot of fun, but they both turned out to pretty much “meh”. I also studied for my math final. This was also “meh”. So I thought I would review them using word problems. Feel free to use scratch paper, and remember to show your work! 1. The Cross Crusade...

Thanksgiving’r

Whenever people used to ask me why I knew some random fact, my favorite response was, “I read it on a blog.” This joke was funny because the idea of me reading a blog was preposterous. Why would I want to read someone’s internet ranting? I barely read my email. But then this blog (actually I call it a “website”, ...

Kruger’s Cross...

Each cyclocross race this season has played to different abilities of its racers. Rainier was for climbers, Wilsonville for mountain bikers, PIR for costume wearers, Hillsboro for shit eaters, and so on. Continuing this trend, Kruger’s Crossing seemed to be tailor made for those able to ride over a pile of rotting pumpkins....

Spand and Deliver II

Here are some facts*: 90% of Portlanders are cyclists. 87% of Portland cyclists race cyclocross. 99% of cyclocross racers planned to try to qualify for the SSCXWC the same day that Spand and Deliver II had been scheduled. So the big question was, would anyone show up to our race? Here is a table much like the ones that I am...

EVENT: Spand and Del...

Adnan Kadir, cycling coach to the stars (and by “stars” I mean some of my friends) is leaving town for a year. He mentioned that Spand and Deliver was THE MOST FUN HE’D HAD AT A RACE THIS YEAR. So I decided to qucikly come up with a farewell race in his honor. Everything was coming together...

Editorial: The Value...

My teammate Emily was recently lamenting that none of the stuff left over from our recent kit order fit her. I immediately tried to comfort her by suggesting that she post something to the list asking to buy peoples’ old spandex in her size. This with met with a look of utter horror from Emily and gasps of disgust from ...

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