The Cyclocross Workout Of The Day for Monday, 11.4.13. “Default Mode”

Howdy folks,

Ugh. Monday.


What a weekend.

Some times, you just shoulda’ stayed home.

Too much just went sideways this weekend to capture it all, but low point for me?

Local promoter “called out” a local racer for bailing on his race after previewing the course.

Racer has asthma, felt an attack coming on, and went home rather than risk it.

Promoter absolutely did not know this, and mocked rider on Facebook, using words like “Fear.”

Should they have known there was an issue?


But they should have assumed some level of common decency.

Look, folks… I get it. People get a big damn kick out of heckling each other in cyclocross.

It’s gone way too f***ing far.

Time was, back in the day, you could draw strength from all the cheers of encouragement & positive vibes thrown out by the spectators & fellow racers out at the races.


Promoters call out Ill competitors for cowardice.

Molly Cameron gets crap thrown at her for not wearing a f***ing costume in a race.

Zach McDonald gets everything short of death threats for doing something controversial, cheeky yet legal & far from unprecedented in a race.

I’ve seen riders heckled so hard that they’ve been reduced to tears out on the course. On more than one occasion.

I know riders who aren’t showing up if they think they might have a bad day ’cause they don’t want to risk the humiliation.

A**hole has become the default mode of behavior.

“Hey man, I didn’t know, how could I, you’re a dick for telling me that what I did was wrong.”

“Hey it’s cool man… get a costume”


It’s. Not. Cool.

It’s. Not. Funny.

Just. F***ing. Stop.



Workout today?

Recovery Spin – 

– Get on your bike. Roll out into the street, and just spin around for an hour.

– Really small gear, no hard efforts – heck, no medium effort.

– Spin. You’re looking to move your legs around in circles, almost like there is no chain on the bike.

– The idea is to get your body moving, flush the systems out, and speed your recovery.

– Just get out on the road and spin aimlessly. At a certain point, your legs suddenly feel better.

– As soon as that happens, turn around, go home, eat, stretch, and put your legs up.






~ by crosssports on November 4, 2013.

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