I’ve never woken up for a spring series race and not regretted it. Neil and I made the break on lap 1. I got dropped from the break on the last lap. Neil got 2nd. Then we rode three more hours for good measure.
BrittLee did her first mens 1/2/3 race too! She gave me a nice push when I came back to the field.
Anonymous asked: Does it make sense to run tubeless on a cross bike for everyday non-racing purposes? I've been doing a lot of mixed rides (pavement to fire roads to trails and back) and am tired of either running high pressure and feeling every bump off pavement, or running low pressure and flatting. At the same time, I don't want to be stranded on a blown tubeless tire. Thanks, and good luck in the road season -
I think tubeless makes sense for what you want to do. Just carry a spare tube in case you flat and don’t run your pressure crazy low.
Anonymous asked: I was watching on the incline leading up to the finish. WIth a few laps to go, it kind of looked like you and Neil were sitting on the field when the winning move solidified itself. Strategic miscalculation, or misread on my part (it's hard to tell when you can only see 1/10th of the course) Any thoughts on how you read the last few laps of the race?
That move went pretty late. We had been racing aggressively. A classic case of over racing and under thinking. A rookie mistake. We tried to chase for a few laps but I didn’t have the gas. Then I got caught behind a crash. I seem to alternate good and bad years at Grant’s. Two years ago I missed the break, last year I made the break, this year missed it again. Oh well.
Ok we screwed that up a bit. Maybe it’s been a while or maybe it was that burning feeling in my lungs. Either way we raced really aggressively but then we missed the break. Oh well. Try again tomorrow.
Anonymous asked: Can you even handle how hot Walton Brush's cross bike is?
I’ve been riding a Richard Sachs cross bike for three seasons. At this point I don’t even see other cross bikes anymore.
Anonymous asked: What's the most embarrassing thing you've done on a bike?
At the Philly race last year I made some dumb ass comment to Phil Gaimon. I wanted it to be witty but it was just embarrassing. I think he had his dick out and was taking a piss too.
I wish I could do that whole interaction over again.
Anonymous asked: Do you have any pictures of your old Spooky?
MY FAVORITE BIKE EVER!
Weird hand built tubs with hubs I salvaged from a wrecked set of Zipp 303’s. Miss matched Campy shifters. I think the brakes might have been SRAM. The cassette was definitely shimano and the chain was definitely campy.
mike868y asked: no powermeter?! do your rides even count in that case?
I don’t know.
Somewhere on Tunitas Creek and on top of Mt Hamilton.
chcuk asked: have you raced in the west coast
I’ve raced a few times as far west as Arizona and Idaho and I did cross nats in Bend in 2010. Soooo like kind of.