Race Report

UVM Green Mountain Weekend P/1/2

Apr
17

The UVM Campus Criterium has, by my count, eight corners. It winds through campus and is a very fun course. And is a whopping 850 meters long. One of these corners is a u-turn with a decreasing radius exit that I sat by and watched racers clip pedals on ALL morning. A lead moto dumped it here just prior to my race, so...party on.

Sam Sprints for the Win at the Aetna Nutmeg Spring Series

Apr
15

As the whistle sounded, Derek Cote of CCAP attacked. I yelled at him, pretend-furious at his hubris. Graham Garber followed the move, in addition to a Foundation rider. I was in the vicinity, knew Graham could carry a break all on his own (despite his atrociously hair legs), so I jumped on the train, cursing my dumb idiot over-enthusiasm, while, at the same time, trying to justify it because a move exactly like this lapped the field the last time I raced here. The day before at Trooper Brinkerhoff, CCAP did the same thing. The day before, it didn’t work.

Cole and AJ Go 1-2 at the Beanpot Criterium

Apr
03

When I heard that the Tufts Criterium was coming back after a four-year hiatus, I immediately realigned all goals and set my sights on winning at Tufts. The Tufts Criterium is the race that initially sparked my interest in bike racing. The course is technical, fast, steep, and really hard. I couldn’t wait.

Beanpot Race Weekend - Tufts Crit - Men's 4/5

Apr
02

Tufts is located on a rather large hill. Rumor has it this is so that the cannon that adorns the academic quad can be strategically located and aimed towards Harvard. Bike racers who have had the chance to race the Beanpot Criterium might argue that the placement of the campus on a hill is strategically designed to maximally shred legs.

Beanpot Race Weekend – Tufts Crit – Women’s 1/2/3/4

Apr
02

Despite temperatures that were a bit chilly, this was going to be a fun day with clear blue skies and a technical crit in our own backyard on the Tufts campus. It was also going to be the first time the ladies of GLV would be racing together, which made me very excited about this race.

Trooper Brinkerhoff Memorial Race Series #1 - Men's 3/4 Race

Apr
02

On Tuesday, March 24 I received an email from the Trooper Brinkerhoff Memorial Race Series with the quote, "Winter just ended (?) and we are racing already! Most importantly, the forecast looks good with a high of 40 degrees and dry conditions." Great, reg’d. As the weekend neared, the forecast worsened, so much so that Saturday morning I emailed the promoter to make sure we weren't going to drive 3 hours to a cancelled race.

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Grant's Tomb W3/4

Mar
19

It’s mid-March and time for the first race of the season and the first official road race for the newly-formed Green Line Velo women’s road squad. Friday night was #Getinthevan time, and with the rainy weather predicted for Saturday I wanted to make sure my drivetrain was nice and clean and freshly lubed. I also mounted some new Schwalbe One race tires and light tubes on my race wheels. Wow, the bike feels nice and light without that damn fender and with some light wheels! Hopefully light also means fast.

Grant's Tomb 2/3

Mar
17

Throughout the week leading up to this race, the forecast changed from 90% chance of rain to 100% chance of rain. That meant the forecast changed from 90% chance of Belgium to 100% chance of Belgium. I LOVE 100% chance of Belgium. Despite the miserable weather conditions, I was beyond excited for this race. Most of my trainer time this winter I visualized this crit, one I've raced early season since I got into this awful sport.

ECCC Providence Criterium p/1/2/3

Apr
28

Despite my team's heroic efforts, and their tremendous 1-2 podium placements at the road race the previous day, my personal failures (attributed entirely to my rubbing brakes and absolutely nothing to do with the fact that I can't go uphill (shut up)) were still gnawing selfishly at my fragile ego. The ride down in the #van to Providence gave me even more time to reflect and prepare my fat-kid revenge on all the skinny jerks that made me hurt so badly on Saturday.

Myles Standish 1-2-3

Apr
15

On the Friday night before the race, we threw a surprise birthday party for our friend and teammate, Smith Anderson. It was a great night, during which we enjoyed many adult beverages. So, to say that I was going into this race with high hopes would be inaccurate. I've never finished a race at Myles Standish. The first year I did it, there was massive confusion when our field got the bell at 2 to go. I won the field sprint on that occasion, and decided once was enough. Last year I broke a spoke. So, to say that I was going into this race with high hopes would be inaccurate.

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