Finding My Own Pace: Thoughts on (Not) Racing (Mini) Monster Cross
When you live in the middle of DC, work irregular hours and don’t have a car, it’s really difficult to go on a casual off-road ride. And yet I love riding off the road because it takes away the one thing I hate about bicycling—cars! I have a beautiful cyclocross bike that doubles as a road bike, but redlining through laps for 40 minutes and getting ensnared in barriers isn’t, I found out, my idea of fun. So I decided to sign up for Monster Cross.
Adventures in Loneliness: Hilly Billy Roubaix 2014
Let's overlook the negative connotations of loneliness but not traipse so as far as to go whole hog (the Hilly Billy Roubaix starts with a squealing pig, who I was saddened to hear has passed recently) into the glory of solitude. The hills and woods of rural West Virginia have plenty of both.