Every aspiring bike racer who actually has day job having nothing to do with cycling eventually realizes is that inventory management and organizational skills matter. When you cross the line between recreational riding and racing, and later between racing and really racing, management of all the cycling “things” gets to be paramount. You jump in [...]
I leaned into the turn and took the inside line to pass a few more racers. As my tires lost traction in the loose gravel I knew I was going down. For a split second I remembered my last crash on pavement and what it cost me. Dammit not again… This story should start 24 [...]
Still shot from the new team video.
I have been riding Zipp wheels for the past two years. During the racing season, I compete in several 40K, 20K and sprint-length individual time trials to include numerous USA Cycling-sanctioned state-level events and a tough regional points series. The courses I race on range from pancake flat and fast (and generally windy) to significantly [...]
I first saw a pair of Ergon grips back in 2005 and it was one of those moments when I thought, “Why hasn’t someone thought of that before? Brilliant!” Let’s see, dispersal of weight, better grip, better control and at the weight cost of only a few grams more than the standard (round, painful) grips [...]
A quick look at the 2011 Gripped Racing Team. 24P_GFK2011sm
Jared has a background in road racing but when he gets into a groove you’d think it was BMX. This is Jared mid-flow in the berms at Wakefield, opening up the legs for Ed Sanders CX race the next day where he pulled another top 10 in the uber-competitive Mens 3/4 field which consistently fields [...]
This past Saturday a small group of volunteers took time to put their weekend agendas aside to lend Nature a hand. Northern VA is riddled with gorgeous little streams that pour into the Potomac yet many people don’t take time to appreciate them let alone care for them. Each tributary has gorgeous sections yet all [...]
Every now and then you realize getting out on the bike is more important than staying inside to work. Today was such a day. Jason Berry and Jason Chiodo reset priorities to gorge on fast, dry singletrack in Patapsco and wash it down with liquid color. There’s really no other words needed.