GPCM – Washougal MX (Race #6)

By pam power|October 25, 2017

I podiumed in Category 3 Women!  I am still doing a little happy dance, but I made a killer goal for this season in that I podiumed in three different categories in cross racing this year!  For me as a first year racer who has only been riding for three years, and with the majority of my hours being in the last 18 months, I consider this a major achievement. 

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Stages Dash Thoughts

By travispower|October 20, 2017

Introduction I was long overdue for a new cycling computer and so when I unwrapped the present that my wife got me for my birthday I was pretty excited to see a Stages Dash staring right back at me.  I had already read DC Rainmakers review of the device and felt like this was something, along with the online platform, which could help me take my training to the next

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How to Be an Elite Cyclist

By travispower|October 11, 2017

Photo^^ by Tim der Waele TDWSport.com.  Follow on instagram @tdwsport for great cycling pics.   I’ve been sick lately and at many points while under the influence of “the sickness” I didn’t want to do anything but drown in my own misery.  However, there were other points where I was able to enjoy a few youtube videos. One of these videos was intriguing.  It attempted to answer the question, “What

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Cyclocross Series and Upgrade Point Woes

By travispower|October 11, 2017

Series points in the GPCM series make it hard to win… Ok, I realize that point systems are not perfect and that these systems can’t really be fair for all but there has got to be a better solution here.  I think that allowing people to carry points when upgraded during a series is a good start and I don’t know why it is not being allowed. So whats wrong…

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Fall Riding in Helvetia

By pam power|October 10, 2017

Fall in Oregon is here!  I don’t really want summer to end, because I am not ready for the rain and I mean NOT…AT…ALL…However I will always be thrilled to see fall.  So if fall could stay around forever that would be amazing. With my husband working full time, I work three days a week, am with my kids the other two days (they are five and a half and

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Cyclocross Maintenance – What do you know?

By pam power|October 5, 2017

Tips for Easy & Fast Cross Maintenance So now a month into racing cyclocross I encountered my first mud race.  Like torrential downpour mud race.  I slipped, I fell, I was a muddy mess, my bike was a disgusting muddy mess.  So when I finished my race I got in the line and hosed the old girl down to make sure she was mud free before I even went back

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Road race vs Cyclocross Race Power Comparison

By travispower|October 3, 2017

Comparing Road to Cyclocross Race (a power perspective) Alright gents.  This year I got a power meter on my cyclocross bike so I could see what the races looked like.  After my first year of racing I had some questions like OMG why is Cyclocross so hard? How do I train for Cyclocross? How much power am I actually doing in a Cyclocross race? In this post I will try

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