Purging things from our basement, I uncovered a goldmine of old pictures from 'the day'. Many were from when we'd just moved to Colorado from San Francisco in October of 2004. It made me reflect upon the amazing community we have here, great times and memories of great races....and more recently, the dream of seeing my son's do the same. We're all still learning, even after 18 years of putting numbers on my back for this sport. I can't stop. Won't stop (tm - Michael Cody).
October at the CU Research Park...a.k.a: The worlds crappiest cross course. Opperman and me slaying each other. I think he won that day. I think I passed out as this was my first race at altitude.
Racing for and managing Bobby's Rocky Mounts cross team. We were a crappy squadra but well loved. This was States, Cat 3s I think. I won some races but not this revered one at Xilinx. It still is one of my favorite courses.
States again at Xilinx, this time I move up to the fast old guys, the 35s. Great weather that year. Jon C motored all of us. Couldn't catch that guy as I remember each time on the pavement he was a blur scooting away from us, then each time in the mud/technical we'd accordion that machine back.
35's States, Lyons, CO, 17 degrees. I had frost nip for 4 months after this race.
Cross Vegas UCI race. It was like racing in an oven. When Frischy caught me at minute 50, that was that...but it was a dream come true.
Cross Vegas UCI race again...more oven.
35's, States, the first year of the BCS Ambassador squad. That's Pete throwing hup at me.
This was Aiden's first 'season' - he did a few races and fell in love.
Xilinx, men's open, hotter than Hades.
Aiden getting some at States at Castle Rock.
USGP, 35s, massive field, great day and most perfect conditions.
Aiden bos-rijden at Xilinx, Blue Sky Cup.
Seamus in his first year of racing the beautiful sport with three to go. States, Castle Rock.
Blue Sky Cup, 35's, slipped pedal at the start - literally put me DFL, and had to fight back all day. Anvil material.
Aiden pushing hard at Primal Palooza in Golden at a horse farm. We got poop on us all day.
Seamus showing fine Boulder Junior Cycling form at Primal Palooza in Golden.
On to 2014. More memories to be had as this whole story evolves. Proud to be part of this community and fabric of characters who call themselves Colorado crossers. Lots more photos collected over the years found here in my Flickr repository. You may see yourself in there! SO many great photographers out on the race course every weekend it's incredible. Dejan Smaic, Shawn Lortie, Terri Irsik-Smith, John Flora, Mountainmoon Photography, Daniel Dunn, Yann Ropers, Bo Bickerstaff, Green Curry Photography, and many many more. Thanks for being out there and making memories.