Thursday, November 15, 2012

Boss Cross 5 and 6 this weekend!

Seems like my last post was this time last year!  Time to get with it!!
The final races in the boss cross series are this weekend down at English Landing Park in downtown Parkville.  Fast, fun venue with a very spectator friendly course!  Come check it out.
Things have been busy at the shop.  Lots of new bike builds rolling in.  It's been a fun year.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

BC 4 and States Championships!

It's raining at home...let's see if it's raining at the track too.
Boss Cross 4 is today at Raytown BMX, and tomorrow is the Missouri State CX championships!
See you out there!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Boss Cross #1 in the books!

Today was the first race in the 2011 Boss Cross series. Beautiful weather, super fast course and racing, and we are excited to do it again tomorrow. If you are around, come to Barry Platte Park and check out the action! More details at
Until next time (which will be soon)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Dirty Kanza (pre-race)

Dirty Kanza is in 2 days.!/dirtykanza200
For those that don't know, it's pretty much my favorite day of the year! One long, tough, rocky, windy, terrible, fun day on the bike. I'm not sure if I can improve up on last year's 3rd place, but I thought that after my 4th place from 2009. We'll see. Good luck to everyone that is out there racing. Stay strong, and stay tough.
See you saturday evening!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

IMFL quick facts

39 degrees at the start. Choppy waters, strong right to left currents, but fairly fast swim. Glad I changed into dry clothes in T1. WINDY bike course. Cross/head wind for most of the first 80 miles. Fast final 25. Started a little (lot) fast on the run, but was feeling good. Totally fell apart the last 13. Peed 7 times during the race, so I was plenty hydrated.
Nutrition information posted later...
Swim: 69:49
T1: 10:46
Bike: 5:21.27
T2: 7:19
Run: 4:08.53
Tarah rocked out with a 11:58.27. Pretty good day for all!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


IMFL is 10 days away. Today they posted bib #s for the race. #250. Seems like a good # to me, hopefully it's a fast one!
This Saturday is Boss Cross # 3! Barry Platte Park (Platte Purchase Rd.) in KCMO. Racing starts at 11:00. Come check it out. Then off to Florida on Wednesday.
Projected time for Florida...
Swim: 75 minutes
T1: 7.5 minutes
Bike: 5 hrs 25 minutes
T2: 7.5 minutes
Run 3 hours 55 minutes
5 minutes for margin of error and 5 minute buffer.
Wish me Luck!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Busy times or lazy times?

It's been quite some time since my last post. A lot has happened and a lot is going to happen soon.
Right now I'm 2.5 weeks away from my Ironman in Florida. It's be 3.5 years since my last one, and I've gotta say I'm pretty nervous. I've been swimming a little bit the last few weeks, building up my runs, riding my bike. But, putting all three of those together has always been a bit of a mystery for me. I've had some great triathlons in the past, won some local events, been to worlds in '06, but I still feel like I haven't had that break out race. I don't expect Florida to be that race for me, but I've already registered for Ironman Wisconsin for September of next year. So I'll have plenty of time to dwell on things over the next 10 months.
We've been busy at the shop. This 80 degree October weather has kept repairs and sales strong. I'm already excited for 2011. We've got a couple new offerings and some updated bikes from our current bike lines.
I'm excited for my 2011 racing season as well. My first official race of the season will be the New Orleans Marathon on Feb 13. 5 years ago I qualified for Boston. Not that I plan to at NO, but I'd like to get within 10-15 minutes of BQ. After that it's Quachita, Transiowa (I will go back until I can finish this one), and DK. I'd like to get into Laramie again as I had a great time at that event this year. Maybe I can crack 6 hrs in 2011.
Cross season is in full swing. I've only done 1 race, but I put on the two Boss Cross events with grand success. Great course, good turn out, perfect weather. Our next race is October 30th at Barry Platte Park.
Until next time...