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Maybe next year. This year my spine doc. (and my wife) would go ballistic..
3 weeks ago on The Edge of Fear: A Column by Lee Waldman
I agree with Muddypictures. I've thought the same thing for years. It would make so much more sense. USAC divides nationals in other disciplines, track and road, why not for cross? Are you listening USAC?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Austin Heritage Tree Foundation Rebuts USA Cycling’s Letter, Blames Irrigation Pipe for Rescheduling – Update: Response from USAC’s Micah Rice
I wonder if the course designers and the organizers might have been able to forsee possible damage to the trees in the park and designed the course to lessen any potential impact.
Byron and Sean,
Believe me, I've learned my lesson. No more ear buds unless it's just in one ear.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on The Lessons Learned from the Hit-and-Run: A Column by Lee Waldman
I'll be there. Thanks.
I guess I'm just a dinosaur because I see no reason to continue to simulate mountain bikes in cyclocross. Disc brakes are one thing but suspension??? If you need it, then race mountain bikes.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Spotted, Two Bikes: Cannondale Suspension Cyclocross Build and Prototype of a Future Model
Love it that he stuck with cantis.
8 months, 1 week ago on Pro Bike Profile: Brent Prenzlow’s Focus Mares Gravel Bike – Straight from the ’Cross Course
@LindaElgart THanks Linda. Good luck to you and John in Boulder. I'll be lining up against him again in Austin next year.
1 year, 2 months ago on Back On Track: Recovering From a Traumatic Injury and Looking to the Future
Do we know the location of the Great Brewers CX? And is that taking the place of Gloucester? I need to make travel plans from Colorado!
1 year, 7 months ago on New England UCI Cyclocross Calendar Announced: Shimano NEPCXS and Verge NECXS
@RogerHutchison Yep. I was just thinking the same thing today. The only thing that keeps me going in the summer is short track mtb. racing
1 year, 11 months ago on You Might by a Cyclocrosser If … A Column by Lee Waldman
@tpalmer I'm with you brother
I know I sound terribly old-fashioned (maybe even cheap). It's expensive to switch over two bikes and multiple sets of wheels to disc. And I still wonder why Euro pros aren't using them yet. I get it that they stop better, something that we'd all love, but for me, financing my own racing, it still seems like an incredibly costly convesion.
2 years ago on First Look: The New 2014 Ridley X-Night Disc Cyclocross Bike
@terryrides To both of you, thanks for thinking about me. It sounds as if I wasn't the only one negatively impacted by USAC's blatant disregard for Masters racers. As one of my friends who was there wrenching put it. USAC treated the masters like the red-headed step child. The only positive thing that came out of it for me is that now I can afford to go to Providence next year. The other positive is that I'm totally motivated for Boulder next January. The course will be awesome. So, see you all there.
2 years ago on Happy to be Riding: A Column by Lee Waldman
Thank you so much for you reply. It confirms my decision to be done teaching at the end of this year. I'm also tentatively planning to go to either Goucester or Providence next year. I''ve decided to go to Louisville rather than Madison simply because I may not have the chance to race Worlds again. If you go there, let me know. And . . . next year Natz in Boulder!!!
2 years, 3 months ago on Being a Master: A Column by Lee Waldman
@CamTheSnake Any time you want. Just let me know.
@mamaxsix Thank you for your comments. I love it when people connect with my writing. Come out to CO and race. You'll love the cross scene here.
2 years, 7 months ago on Not Taking the Easy Way Out: A Column By Lee Waldman
Josh, You forgot to mention coming out to mid-week cross races like the ones at Lookout Mtn. in Golden. Hope to see you, and many others, at our races this September
2 years, 8 months ago on Have Your Own Personal Cyclocross Clinic: A Column from Josh Schwiesow
I could so relate to everything you went through last season. Here's the good news, you'll have lots of opportunities to fine tune and learn new lessons since we're going to do the Wed. night series again. We're also doing a short track mtb. series in the same location. So bring the cross bike out and race short track on it.
2 years, 10 months ago on First Lessons in Season One: A Column from Josh Schwiesow
YOu know, the sad thing is that this actually might be fun, in a sick and demented sort of way.
2 years, 11 months ago on 24 Hour Cyclocross Race Announced for Nationals 2014
@jaredroy@cyclocross And I agree Jared. The weather was certainly a challenge and I respect them for what they did. But as you said in your earlier post, they had a ton of real estate to work with. I just hope that my comments are taken as constructive criticism and not sour grapes in any way, shape or form.
3 years, 1 month ago on Masters Worlds Rider Journal: Lee Waldman, Part III – Reflections, Feedback, and Recap
I guess my only question regarding this new system is this: I live and race in Colorado where the majority of the races are permitted and insured through the American Cycling Association and are not USAC sanctioned races. There are a few, but not many. How might that impact me when I go to Nationals? Am I being punished for living in a state where we race and think outside of the box?
3 years, 6 months ago on New USA Cycling Rankings System Offers Members Increasingly Precise Mark
@thehoneybadger Thanks for our comments and good luck to you as well. I do believe that those of us who choose to continue to race as masters get smarter and better as we get older. Whether it's experience or attrition, it works for me and I know it will work for you as well.
3 years, 7 months ago on Preparedness – A Column By Lee Waldman
@sal.ruibal One of the things I love is when I get to fly past the younger guys who may be a bit stronger in the short run, but definitely don't have the patience or the smarts. I agree, we are older, but smarter
Listen to Jason! REALLY. He's been my full time race mechanic for the last two years and I've not had one mechanical in all that time. By the way Jason, I need a new chain :-)
3 years, 7 months ago on Mechanical Mondays: Avoiding The Dreaded DNF
@aj2271 And I get it. I don't want to ever sound like I'm putting anything down because I think that the most beautiful thing in the world is riding a bike, any kind. This column was just my ruminating on the changes I've gone through this year.
3 years, 7 months ago on Transitions: A Column By Lee Waldman