Author Archives: Russell

About Russell

I have been racing bicycles for a decade. This blog will chronicle my efforts as a Category 1 road racer lining up with the pros.

2012 Data in Review

Every season presents unique challenges.  2012 was an interesting year for me.  I was coming off a significant injury with a broken collarbone in October 2011.  I started a new job in January, and was presented new challenges finding time … Continue reading

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Castle Cross

After starting my off season a little earlier than planned, I was unsure how to stay fit leading up to the start of my road training.  I enjoy cyclocross usually, so getting into the last few races of the season … Continue reading

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Cyclocross Tires – Dugast Typhoon Review

I’m lucky enough to live in a city that has a Dugast distributor, so for the past few seasons the nearly mythical tires have been simply hanging on a hook waiting for someone to buy them.  Last year I decided … Continue reading

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Offseason

If you’ve been wondering why the blog was so slow lately, it turns out I hit the offseason a little quicker than I expected.  I cut my hand badly and couldn’t race for a weekend. Before I knew it I … Continue reading

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Power Meters for Cyclocross

I was a bit torn on whether to use my almost new 2012 SRAM Red Quarq power meter for cyclocross this season.  Firstly, the chainrings with the hidden bolt that threads through to the crank aren’t used on the Red … Continue reading

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Boulder Cup

The Boulder Cup is always a huge event.  This year was no exception, and Boulder’s Valmont Bike Park was packed with expo tents, team trucks, and drunken spectators in costumes. I’ve had bad luck at previous editions of the Boulder Cup.  In … Continue reading

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Colorado Cross Classic

The Cross Classic was my first UCI race back in 2010.  I was a newly minted Cat 2 and took my first opportunity to be at the start of a race with international level competition.  I finished in the mid … Continue reading

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