Anymore my favorite racing season is cyclocross, September through December. The rest of the year I bike, run, swim, pretty much everything.
Of course, 2020 didn't go as planned, and even now, in early 2021, racing seems to happen only in fits and starts. All the more reason to look forward to CRANDIC Racing Club's own CRANDIC TT Series and Night at the Oval. And all the more reason to look for other races -- running, triathlons, mtb, maybe even road racing? -- that might motivate me in that familiar but always humbling effort to "race into shape."
I love to race, and I missed it a lot in 2020. For next few months, COVID pounds and all, it's all preseason training for cyclocross.
My next big cx race: Cannonball Cross.
I started riding a bike again as an adult in my early 30s, over twenty years ago now. Before long I was hooked, and I started racing.
I began road racing in New England, racing criteriums, road races, time trials, and stage races. I raced masters there until 2010, when I moved home to Iowa City and branched out to include running races, triathlons, mountain biking, and my favorite, cyclocross.
In helping to start CRANDIC Racing Club, my aim is to have fun and improve my racing, to support (and heckle, and embarrass) my teammates, and to bring more people into the sports we all love.
My wife Tara and I are happy to help however we can. If you find us warming up for a race please stop and say hello!