The Rocky Road to Recovery

Getting injured sucks. Here are some ways to make it suck less. I’m sitting at my desk with an ice pack on the back of my neck, again. Fortunately it’s...

The Blossoming of Irish Cross

Photos by Nicholas Keegan Until recent years, cyclocross in Ireland has been a parochial sport. Localised in extremis. Diminutive. Ratty. The little brother no one in the family likes to...

A Bluffer’s Guide to Cyclocross

So, cyclocross: it’s just a bunch of roadies riding around a field for an hour, right? Well, strictly speaking, you could say that, but you wouldn’t be able to hold...

’Cross vs. Mountain Bike; or, A Proper Weekend Getaway

In the Spring a cyclist’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of bikepacking. At last, the leaves are unfolding a green canopy over road and trail, prompting thoughts of where best...

The Night We Called It A Day

You often hear people referring to tone, athletes and coaches in pre-game interviews speaking about “setting the tone early in a game.” Musicians obsess about tone—is it too warm, too...

Bikepacking with a Hammock

A few years ago, a prime bikepacking opportunity came my way and I decided to try something different in terms of shelter. I wanted to go ‘ultralight’, or at least...

The Land Run 100

“This weather must be just like riding in the UK right now… ” Race day of Land Run 100 and the fair weather of the previous day has overnight been...

Reliving the Wonder Women of Cyclocross Worlds

Words and photos by Molly Hurford It’s an near-inarguable fact that the women were the highlight of the cyclocross World Championships in Bieles this past January. The action happened on...

Custom Corner: The Prince Tribute Bike

We take a closer look at one of the more interesting bikes to come out of the 2017 North American Handmade Bicycle Show: a Prince tribute bike made for designer...

My Cross Epiphanies

My Cross Epiphanies

Words by Lee Waldman. Photos by Brett Rothmeyer. My ‘career’ as a bike racer began at the ripe old age of 30, in 1980 for those of you keeping score....