Jefferson Cup: A trip deep into the pain cave

Jeff Cup is a hard race. It's hard not because of the 50+ mile distance, or because of its many serpentining descents, or because of the tight corners at the bottom of those descents. Jeff Cup is hard because it's unrelenting. The course is all up or down: there are effectively no flat segments, nowhere …

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Shamrock Crit: Is this what the Classics feel like?

Last Saturday, Taylor Burks, Neil Etheridge, Jason Walters and I headed east to Virginia Beach to represent Sweet Spot at the Shamrock Criterium. All week the forecast in Virginia Beach was for a partly sunny 50° day, but because the world bends toward entropic chaos, it was raining and 40° on race day. Hooray.  Shamrock …

It goes on

The night before the trip began, a double rainbow appeared over the Atlantic in Yorktown. From the hotel courtyard, we all joked how it was a good omen for the trip. It turned out it was more than just wishful thinking: TransAm 2016 was, by any account, a complete success, and I'm sad that it's …

My continued adoration of the Bike the US for MS alumni family

There's quite a bit of hooplah about Virginia on the TransAm. I didn't really want to believe my native land was considered hellish, unforgiving, and among the most challenging states on the route. But compared to Virginia, Kentucky was much smoother, literally and figuratively. Adam said Kentucky's slogan might as well be, "Kentucky: Pretty much what you thought …