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July 4, 2019

As a kid growing up in rural upstate New York, I was always ready for the next adventure, whether it was bikes, fishing, playing in the woods, or riding anything and everything motorized. As I grew into my late teens then early 20's those adventures narrowed into more...

May 13, 2017

There are seasons for everything in life. When I was a little kid growing up in the Northeast it was fall and winter that were the focal points of the year... actual seasons. This was because the fall was cool and always signaled the coming of winter, the season I love...

April 17, 2017

Like all great adventures the idea or concept starts in almost a "dare or bet" type of fashion. The adventure that I had last week took me to new levels of fitness, perseverance, discovery, pain, suffering, and fear....yes fear, and it all started when a client and fri...

October 27, 2016

It's 8am at my hotel in western NY, I'm on route to Cincy 3 / Pan-am Wknd (a big wknd for the domestic cyclocross circuit) in support of Jeremy Powers and Ellen Noble as they seek to defend their respective titles. I think about the work they put in to hone their craft...

October 17, 2016

It’s cold and rainy late afternoon and I’m spinning steady tempo on the infamous JAM Fundo mini route, a classic route for the Pioneer Valley that winds up and over some of the best dirt roads in Western, MA. This is the kind of afternoon that Rapha seeks for its photo...

September 21, 2016

Last post I did a few weeks ago spoke to goal setting and looking at the 2016 season as a way to forecast 2017 with regards to looking at strengths, weaknesses, goals, etc. For many, fall/winter can be a balancing act with holidays and family gatherings. In my case, wo...

August 30, 2016

As a coach, this year I've seen a growing demographic of new and veteran dads seeking to either build, maintain, or comeback. I thought it would be interesting to share some of my trials and tribulations as a new dad with a soon to be 3 year old son. This isn't going t...

August 22, 2016

Every year I get to August and between road and xc season fading into the books and cyclocross season building a slow steady roar I find myself looking ahead to the next [insert event]. As cyclists and enthusiasts of sport there is a thirst to be quenched. I find more...

November 14, 2014

That's right boys and girls you're reading it right!!! I'm out working Jingle Cross in Iowa City, IA this weekend with Tom Hopper, Jeremy Powers, and the whole Aspire- Rapha/Focus Team. It's in the single digits here already with snow in the forecast.....stay tuned for...

September 8, 2014

Part 1 of the MACX Series and the opening weekend of the UCI Calender for many, races #1 and #2 delivered some serious heat both in competition and weather with temps well into the 90's on Saturday!! Handups were allowed both days in the pits as a result of the boosted...

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