Checking in with Jeremy Powers: Worlds, Off-Season and Beyond
The first thing that Jeremy Powers wants you to know is that he’s still only 29 years old. Seriously. He’s not old yet. “Make sure you write that I’m only 29,” he re-emphasizes, laughing. When we sat down last week in his kitchen, his yellow lab (aptly named Moose) trying to engage either of us in a game of tug-of-war that literally dragged me and my chair across the floor, Powers opened up about his time since Worlds.
While he still raced ’cross in Tokyo and took the win, for the most part, he’s finally had time that can be loosely described as “time off.” But for Powers, who clearly can’t sit still for more than a few minutes before starting work on yet another new project or plan, down time isn’t quite as relaxed as it is for most of us.”We went to Tokyo, and that was really good.” He especially was surprised by the crowds. “It was a great race and a lot of great people came out to show support, and they were well-educated on everything in the race. Definitely an emerging cyclocross community. It was hard to know how many were die-hard cycling fans and how many were spectators from the street, but it was definitely a mix of both and it was awesome. I was in bad shape, I had a stomach virus, but it was a great week. I’d love to see that as a stop in the World Cup.”