Mike tries cyclocross

For the last year, my teammates were singing the praises of cyclocross to me. All I heard about was how fun it is, how it lacks the pretension that rears its head in road racing, and how it's the perfect way to get through the chilly autumn. I decided I ought to give it a …

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Thoughts from the breakaway

Last week was the season finale of the Bryan Park Training Series. It was the last chance this year to get a good result.  It was also 90° with like, inside-of-an-old-dog's-mouth levels of humidity.  And because cycling is a sport full of juxtapositions, it's safer to ride aggressively and attack off the front. Since returning from injury, …

Let it fly

Returning to racing made me realize that it had been a while since I did something that properly terrified me. The comforts of adulthood have allowed me to avoid doing things that make me anxious. I like to think I go out and challenge myself professionally, physically, personally, but there's always a level of discomfort …