January 30, 2017 Cruise

東海シクロクロス 第6戦 愛知牧場 – C1 4位 Racing around the Christmas and New Years holidays is always very difficult for me since I tend to lose control of myself and stuff myself with lots of delicious food rather than train and maintain a proper diet. I still had one last race of this…

December 19, 2016 Cruise

東海シクロクロス 第4戦 各務ヶ原アウトドアフィールド C1 At last, after finally getting my upgrade from my win in the last Tokai CX race, I have my C1 (cat-1) debut race here in Japan! My broken thumb was starting to heal, and I have been able to train more lately, so I was feeling good…

December 5, 2016 Cruise

2016 東海シクロクロス 第3戦 平田 優勝 After finishing in 2nd place in the Cat-2 race for the last two races in the Tokai CX series, and only the winner being able to upgrade to cat-1, I was hungry for redemption and victory. Today’s race was at Hirata riverside plaza, which is a venue I…

November 7, 2016 Cruise

東海シクロクロス 第2戦 ワイルドネイチャープラザ A couple of weeks ago I had a really bad crash while training, and that really set me back both physically and mentally. My biggest injury was a broken thumb, which didn’t mean I couldn’t train, but I simply lost all of my motivation to train and…

October 11, 2016 Cruise

東海シクロクロス 第1戦 ふれあいパークほうらい At last, cross season is here! A few weeks ago, I committed to racing CX this season by buying a new cyclocross bike from Planet X. My region of Japan is known as the Tokai region, which mainly includes Aichi, Gifu, Shizuoka, and Mie prefectures. We have a cyclocross…

September 11, 2016 Cruise

平田クリテ 第9戦 C1-3位 After my return to racing in last month’s Hirata criterium where I finished in the top 10 in the C2 race, I decided to increase my training intensity so that I could compete in the C1 in this month’s Hirata criterium to see how I could perform. Unlike the…

August 28, 2016 Cruise

初めての平田クリテ My friend Bradley and I had been training together quite a bit this Summer, and we started discussing possibly going to a race together to see what it was like. We found out about a local race called the Hirata Criterium (平田クリテリウム), which is held once a month and…

June 4, 2016 Cruise

Quick Summary Bradley, Dave and myself rode from Nagoya to Inabe in Mie prefecture to watch the Inabe Stage (4th stage) of the 19th annual Tour of Japan stage race. One of my former teammates, Alder Martz, was participating in the race with team Gusto, and with it being only…