TWTW: A Very Charming Weekend
The theme of tranquilo weekends on the bike from our recent TWTW’s continued once again this past week. While part of the squad headed to Baltimore, Maryland for Charm City Cyclocross most of the team stayed local and snuck in some relaxed base miles despite some slightly less than ideal weather.
The Week That Was (TWTW) On the Bike
While there was one last stretch of skinny tire racing in New York City, most of the action to be had on the bike this weekend was a bit further South where the team was racing at Charm City Cyclocross in Baltimore. While it can be a bit of a drive for the New England crew, Charm City remains one of our favorite race weekends of the fall. If nothing else their giant stairs remain something to be seen. With big fields and tough competition there weren’t any podiums to be had for the squad but the team still managed a successful weekend with Steve leading the charge home on Saturday and Clay doing the same on Sunday (Charm City Cyclocross Results).
Outside of the races it was another pretty calm weekend on the bike punctuated by the usual weekend trips across the GWB to 9W. The weather was less than ideal as a wave of humidity landed on the City for the weekend but it did make for a pretty backdrop for the weekend. We’ll have more from a moist few days on 9W in a Weekend Roll later this week.
The Week That Was On the TBD Journal
Links: Andrew Chasteen's Iceland (Oct 5, 2018) - one of our favorite posts from the internet in recent weeks makes it to our latest “links” journal entry. Trust us, the photographs from this one are not to be missed.
TBD Race Calendar: October 2018 (Oct 4, 2018) - a preview of the month to come on the TBD Calendar, including a whole series of our favorite cyclocross races of the entire year.
Lucky Charm CX: The Race Report (Oct 3, 2018) - Ted Teyber recaps a very fun and very successful day of racing at Lucky Charm CX in New Jersey where the squad managed to put three riders on the podium.
Weekend Forecast: Charm City Cyclocross (Oct 2, 2018) - taking a look at the weekend ahead at one of our favorite East Coast cyclocross races.
TWTW: Top Tens Galore (Oct 1, 2018) - taking a look at the week that was on the TBD Journal including a variety of our favorite reading.
Reading, Links and Random Facts
Paul Steely White to Leave Transportation Alternatives for Bird Scooters (Streetsblog) - as strong advocates for improved transportation policy in New York City we’re a bit sad to include this link in TWTW, but we’re equally excited above the idea of seeing electric scooters gain a foothold in the City so we’ll call this one even.
Japanese Fugitive Posed as Cyclist to Evade Capture for Months (Bicycling) - another pretty wild story from the folks at Bicycling.
Bill at @CXhairs has been putting out some great content in recent weeks as the cyclocross season has fully gotten underway and this shot from the mud-pit at Charm City Cyclocross may be one of our favorites.