Anymore my favorite racing season is cyclocross, September through December. The rest of the year I bike, run, swim, pretty much everything.
For 2020 everything else is pre-season training for cyclocross, and all of cyclocross season leads up to the National Championship in Chicago come December.
My first priority race is the Hawkeye 25K in April, a mixed road & trail run around Lake McBride. Beyond that I look forward to several other trail and road running races, one or two sprint triathlons, a mountain bike race here or there, and a few road races, especially the Old Capital Crit, Snake Alley, and the Quad Cities Crit. Of course, I'm also stoked for CRANDIC Racing Club's own CRANDIC TT Series and Night at the Oval. It doesn't get any funner than that.
In July we'll vacation and train in New Mexico, then it's all business for the start of the 2020 cyclocross season. Ready, set, go!
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.
I have developed clinics introducing folks to road racing and helped with others teaching cyclocross.
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!