Category : Director’s Take

Man versus taco versus time
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Man versus taco versus time

Dreams of my taco In July of 2008, Zac Lytle, a bike racer, promoter, and close friend of the team, took on a personal challenge: To eat 1,000 tacos in one year. Zac figured, he already ate lots of tacos—authenticos (as he calls them) from Mexican taco stands, filled with spiced meat, and just onion […]

Patiently Preparing for Hotter'n Hell and Tour of Austin
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Patiently Preparing for Hotter’n Hell and Tour of Austin

Hotter’n Hell marked the end of a long break in the race calendar. For Texas, for the team, and for me. After a good run at Tulsa, Dairyland, Nationals, Cascade, and l’Abitibi, followed by some rest and relaxation, we arrived to Wichita Falls healthy and ready to throw down on some figure eight criterium courses. […]

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Fighting on in Fayetteville, Texas

With a team of good time trialists, we’ve been keying in on the Fayetteville Stage Race ever since Pincus won it in 2012, as an 18 year old bike racer. Lining up with Shane, Steven, Alec, Michael, and me, our plan was similar to past years for the first day’s 68 mile road race: load […]

Off Season, Transitioning Weakness into Strength
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Off Season, Transitioning Weakness into Strength

November is a time for Texas cyclists to gradually migrate from a brief respite of intense, focused tapering (i.e. not training) to regular, mundane fitness building (read: riding your bike some). It’s also a time for reflection on the past racing season, and to plan for success in the coming 2013 season—a time to assess […]

Tulsa is Tough
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Tulsa is Tough

I’m not sure who is responsible for the creation of Tulsa Tough, but they should run for Mayor of Tulsa or some other significant Okie public office.  The 7th edition of the race drew strong competition, despite a split NCC schedule. This year, community awareness for the race was notably higher. While deplaning in Tulsa […]