John Vandenberg2024-01-23T11:06:45-06:00January 23rd, 2024|News|Comments Off on 2024 Schedules have been updated
With the exception of the "Norba" series in the US, or PRO XCT, all the race dates have been etched in stone for 2024. This being an Olympic year, things are kind of weird. Not in a bad way though. While some places are already set for certain countries, many [...]
John Vandenberg2024-01-11T12:20:07-06:00January 11th, 2024|News|Comments Off on CABDA Midwest report coming in February!
Many of you who work at bike shops have attended, or at least heard of the CABDA shows. What I believe started in Chicagoland, my home turf, has spread into three, West, Midwest and East. I have some great memories of working at the Yeti/Straight Up Cyclery booth at the [...]
John Vandenberg2024-01-11T12:07:26-06:00January 11th, 2024|News|Comments Off on Team Changes? What Team Changes?
Well, usually by this time of a new year you start seeing numerous press releases, social media posts, articles, all touting how happy so and so is to be joining their new team. The usual rounds of thanks for all the great times messages are spewed forth so as not [...]
John Vandenberg2024-01-11T11:58:03-06:00December 21st, 2023|News|Comments Off on Slow build, but it’s rolling…
Just uploaded podcast #11, and I'm starting to get into the swing of things. I've decided to try adding a once-a-week video to go along with the podcasts. I have too many things to show, and review and discuss that are better served with a visual I think. So keep [...]
John Vandenberg2023-08-22T15:00:58-05:00August 22nd, 2023|News|Comments Off on Henrique Avancini retires
Great goodbye video with english captions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shuF_YLMVVk&t=128s He had a great run. Not the longest career in XC, but a good one. Won some great races, was always going for it it seemed. He'd get out front then drift back. You could tell he wanted to hammer it all the [...]
John Vandenberg2023-08-11T11:04:41-05:00August 11th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Is Canada the next Switzerland?
If going by their Junior team results at the World Champs is any indication, they might be! Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, the Swiss will remain at the top for a bit. But, to take Gold, and some Silver home for both men and women Juniors, [...]
John Vandenberg2023-08-07T14:06:01-05:00August 7th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Great new course recon video of XCO world champs!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMYgB-lgxWs&t=166s This is awesome I think. The original course video didn't really show much. This one is awesome. Great Britain riders Max & Corran? Not sure who they are honestly but they look to be FLYING through the one lap of the course. Fearless. Man, if MvDP can get his [...]
John Vandenberg2023-08-07T11:14:17-05:00August 7th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Marathon Worlds looked awesome!
While most XCO stars didn't race, Avancini certainly did, and won the thing again. This would be his second Marathon championship. Alan Hatherly gave it a go, and most of the big names in the longer distance world were there. The top racers who show up to Cape Epic, usually [...]
John Vandenberg2023-08-03T09:39:03-05:00August 3rd, 2023|News|Comments Off on Official XCO World Champs course preview
Not sure how I didn't see this sooner, but the UCI had released a video a month ago showcasing the entire XCO course to be used for the World Champs next week. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6DN0dmxiu4 It doesn't look like a World Cup course, that's for sure. They always add [...]
John Vandenberg2023-08-02T10:41:20-05:00August 2nd, 2023|News|Comments Off on Tom Dumoulin the MTB racer?
Saw a cool article about ex-road pro Tom Dumoulin. I don't know how many of you follow the road racing world. I'll admit to be a fair weather fan. I watch the TDF, and several of the spring classics. Mainly out of boredom. But Tom Dumoulin was a big gun [...]