This trip was so much driving and the racing was bananas. I’m glad to be home. 

drivesidestories asked: Okay not to be a damn creeper but were you at a Chipotle in Maryland?? If it was you I wanted to say hello but didn't want to seem like a loser D:

That was totally us! On our way to the Winston Salem UCI road race thingy. I wish you had said hi it would have been rad.

Question dump. Top to bottom.
Digging them so far.
Ride a lot. It just happens. 
I have no control over this.
See above.
My girlfriend constantly reminds me. 
Mountain bikes duh.
Whatever you do make it look deliberate. 
I haven’t. I usually do PB&J. Cut them in half and wrap them in foil for jersey pocket use. 

Question dump. Top to bottom.

Digging them so far.

Ride a lot. It just happens. 

I have no control over this.

See above.

My girlfriend constantly reminds me. 

Mountain bikes duh.

Whatever you do make it look deliberate. 

I haven’t. I usually do PB&J. Cut them in half and wrap them in foil for jersey pocket use. 

Anonymous asked: How do you clean the bike?

Soap and water.

unglyproductions asked: I am so glad I follow you on Twitter. Guess who's about to order 64 stroopwafels? Thanks for the heads up!

Happy to spread the word about my favorite on/off the bike snack/coffee companion.

For those that don’t follow me on twitter…

Head on over to the Rip van Wafels site and use the code ‘wafelslovesbikes’ for 30% off your order! Good until next Tuesday.

So this is supposedly what a “dry” mountain bike race in the north east looks like…

Question dumb from top to bottom.
TCR Advanced. Seat posts are great for travel. 
I honestly don’t think about it this much but let me try. The idea racing line is constant ATMO. So no change between a road bike and a track bike. But realistically I’m never thinking about it when I’m corning in a pack because I’m calculating my line around everyone else next to me. 
If you’re scared of getting dropped do the shorter race but that seems like a lot of work to drive all the way up there on mothers day to only race 28 miles. So I suggest doing the age group race anyway. 
I’m not from CT. Sorry. Hop brook was my first time riding mtb trails in CT.
Great question. Mostly I learned to cary flat fix. I know that was a rookie move but hey I’m a noob at this. I also just need to get smoother over trail obstacles right now my strategy is to just pedal really hard. Which at least mean’s I have a good holeshot. 
Yeah take like two weeks. Do other things in that time. Go hiking, run, don’t just sit on the couch for two weeks. Then yeah you should start doing base again and build back up. Or just don’t take a break and just start racing right away. 

Question dumb from top to bottom.

TCR Advanced. Seat posts are great for travel. 

I honestly don’t think about it this much but let me try. The idea racing line is constant ATMO. So no change between a road bike and a track bike. But realistically I’m never thinking about it when I’m corning in a pack because I’m calculating my line around everyone else next to me. 

If you’re scared of getting dropped do the shorter race but that seems like a lot of work to drive all the way up there on mothers day to only race 28 miles. So I suggest doing the age group race anyway. 

I’m not from CT. Sorry. Hop brook was my first time riding mtb trails in CT.

Great question. Mostly I learned to cary flat fix. I know that was a rookie move but hey I’m a noob at this. I also just need to get smoother over trail obstacles right now my strategy is to just pedal really hard. Which at least mean’s I have a good holeshot. 

Yeah take like two weeks. Do other things in that time. Go hiking, run, don’t just sit on the couch for two weeks. Then yeah you should start doing base again and build back up. Or just don’t take a break and just start racing right away. 

boxerboxerboxer asked: That's probably just Evan trying to start a rumor that he's all neck.

Totes. 

alsskii asked: Hey Dan was wondering ever go on a training ride with your teammates/friends & it turn competitive?if so I would assume it helps keep you guys sharp yes? No? maybe?

The funny thing about this is that the faster you get and the more time you spend riding with faster people the less this happens. Unless we’re doing intervals together in which case we’re all trying to rip eachothers legs off.