December 11, 2009

Barb crowned Masters National Champion

Barb was crowned cyclocross National Champion in the women’s Master 30-34 division today in Bend, Oregon…. Read more »

December 7, 2009

Frozen Over

Every year I look forward to racing in cold, wet and muddy Portland. This year the weather played a trick on everyone and instead of dumping an insane amount of rain it got really cold… Read more »

November 17, 2009

Saturday Night at the races

What’s more fun than a plain old cross race? A cross race in the dark! Race number three of the Bay Area Super Prestige Series was held at Sierra Point Park in Brisbane, CA. The… Read more »

November 13, 2009

Wicked Weather in Boulder?

Eighteen inches of snow and counting: that was the weather report for Boulder on Wednesday evening. Tim and I were scheduled to fly out on the Friday before Halloween and I couldn’t stop thinking that… Read more »

November 3, 2009


We all know that to reach the top level of any sport one must be dedicated to the effort. There’s the maintenance of one’s diet, training and recovery, and then there’s the endless logistics of… Read more »

October 14, 2009

Back in the Mix

Another big race weekend has come and gone. I’m left with the race weekend hangover, exhaustion and tired legs. Luckily I’m staying with my parents this week – their house is the perfect place to… Read more »

October 6, 2009

Three times equal

Now that I’ve recovered from the cold I caught at Interbike, I’m ready to head off to my next round of races. The first stop is Cincinnati, Ohio for the Cincinnati International Cyclocross Festival. When… Read more »

September 22, 2009

The first two big ones

Star Crossed and Rad Racing Tim and I opted to drive to Seattle – maybe not one of my better ideas. We squeezed the entire drive into one long day. Twelve and a half hours… Read more »

September 14, 2009

And so it begins…

When the light changes, it’s ‘cross time I realise that the road and mountain bike seasons linger on and there’s some big race in Switzerland but in my world the light has changed and it’s… Read more »

September 12, 2009

A Climbing Trip

My last day of work was Thursday and by 7:30 that evening I was on my way to meet Lisa B in Tuolumne for a climbing adventure. By 11:30 that night I was sitting in… Read more »

September 11, 2009

Barb partners with Vanderkitten for 2009-10

Pro cyclist Barbara Howe today announced a partnership with Vanderkitten Clothing for the 2010 cyclocross season. A veteran national team member with World Championship experience, Howe will compete on Ibis Cycles’ new Hakkalügi carbon cyclocross… Read more »

August 21, 2009

Four for four and then one more

Kicking back with some sweet single track My spring mountain biking schedule was based on the following criteria: The race must be within reasonable driving distance (no more than four hours) The race must have… Read more »

August 12, 2009

Payoff in the garden

Tim and I started digging in the yard in April. Using a pile of abandoned bricks we built several raised beds, filled them with dirt, stuck a few plants in the ground and waited. We… Read more »