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....

Cross Crusade #8: Hi...

I’m no Howard Hughes. I don’t believe in any sort of x-second rule for food that has fallen on the floor, and I’d never kick a Hepburn sister out of bed for drinking from the carton. Okay, maybe Kate. But not the hot one. Also, I cut my fingernails and I’m not batshit crazy. The point here is that...

Cross Crusade #7: PIR – November 9, 2008

Let’s be honest: no one really cared about Cross Crusade this week. They just wanted to put on their funny clothes and participate in the SSCXWC. But even though the interest in the regular race was low, people were excited to see the pros that showed up. So the whole thing felt like one of those “very special episodes”. Like the time Deacon Jones showed up on the Brady Bunch to tell Peter that he wasn’t a sissy for being in the school choir. And then he might have done some coke and molested one of the other Brady kids. I’m not sure. That may have been a different very special episode. Anyway, I wasn’t even going to write about it. That’s why it’s Friday and I’m just now getting to...

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...

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