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The Girl with the Cowbell Tattoo: The Hardest Story


Before everything, I’d been listing the million things I wanted to write about in this column: the triathlon I did right before racing ’cross at Nittany, the whirlwind that was Interbike and Cross Vegas, the amazing trip to China for their first UCI cyclocross …




Providence Interview and Bike Bonanza


Did a lot for CXMagazine.com this week in terms of Providence Cyclo-Cross Festival interviews, and here are a few of my favorites! Ben Berden on His Providence Win, Europe, and His Bike: watch this video before any of the others. Definitely the funniest! Elle …





Adventuring in Vegas with Ben Bostrom


I know this happened a month ago, but I have a giant list of blog entries I really wanted to write. This ride with Ben Bostrom,  pro MTBer and motorcycle racer, was one of them. Even as we were on the ride, I was …




On Racing “Out of My Skin”


…or at least, that’s how it was described to me this week. I forgot what it feels like to actually be competing in a ’cross race, not just hanging on for dear life and trying not to embarrass myself. But at Night Weasels and …

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Racing and Covering Gloucester 2013


Gloucester is always amazing. Since it’s Holy Week here in New England, the racing is top tier and so is the partying. It’s an amazing time for me to be racing and covering the races, since I get to spend the week with my …




Rolling Into Holy Week


Still super jet lagged from China, but who cares? The best week of US ’cross is here! Sept. 28/29: Gloucester CX Oct. 1: Ride Studio Cafe CX Shindig (I’ll be there with my book—buy it and get a free program from Worlds!) Oct. 2: …