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  • Looking Back: A Column by Lee Waldman

    Lee is ready for Masters Worlds. Photo courtesy of Lee Waldman

    After a nasty crash and injury last year, Lee Waldman is back in action and back to sharing his exploits. To begin, I want to offer my apologies for not having written in so long. I used that time to…

  • It’s a Question of Motives—A Column by Lee Waldman

    Lee taking the barriers in Boulder. Photo courtesy of Lee Waldman

    by Lee Waldman Got a text a couple of weeks ago. I didn’t recognize the area code and the number attached to it so I did was every inquiring  critical thinker would do in that situation. I texted back, “Who…

  • Learning Experience Through Injury—A Column by Lee Waldman

    Lee taking the barriers in Boulder. Photo courtesy of Lee Waldman

    by Lee Waldman ’Cross season is winding down. For most US riders, it’s been over since Nationals. Hey, it was over for me on November 9, but I’ve already written too much about that. I don’t know if what I’m…

  • Racing the Bailey Hundo: A Column From Lee Waldman

    Lee at Interlocken last year.

    by Lee Waldman Last Saturday, promptly at 6 a.m., the blast from a shotgun signaled the start of my first hundred mile mountain bike race, the Bailey Hundo. A few years ago, in the middle of a 24-hour race, my…

  • Pursuing a Sport: A Column by Lee Waldman

    Excited to be racing in Boulder. Photo courtesy of Lee Waldman

    Our Masters columnist is finally on summer break from school, and he’s back in action. by Lee Waldman My students and I have been writing “This I Believe…” essays as a reflective way to end the school year. Those of…

  • Cyclocross and Cat 5: Viewpoints from East to West Coast, from Rookie to Master

    Lee Waldman and Molly Hurford: 2 cyclocross fanatics, 2 different viewpoints

    It’s been a long hiatus since our first dual column, but here, Lee Waldman and I put our heads together and talk about the new Cat 5 field in cyclocross. LEE WALDMAN: I know this will come as no surprise…

  • What is This Thing Called Winning Anyway?: A Column By Lee Waldman

    Lee Waldman temporarily trades in his cyclocross bike for a spin on his mountain bike. © Lee Waldman

    Lee Waldman has talked a lot lately about his off-season motivation issues. It’s been a tough year for him with work, and now he’s thinking about the upcoming season and the changes it will bring. by Lee Waldman I love…

  • Not Taking the Easy Way Out: A Column By Lee Waldman

    Lee Waldman temporarily trades in his cyclocross bike for a spin on his mountain bike. © Lee Waldman

    Lee Waldman has talked a lot lately about his off-season motivation issues. It’s been a tough year for him with work, and now he’s thinking about the upcoming season and the changes it will bring. by Lee Waldman The trend…

  • Having Trouble Finding Just Fun: A Column By Lee Waldman

    Lee Waldman temporarily trades in his cyclocross bike for a spin on his mountain bike. © Lee Waldman

    Lee Waldman has talked a lot lately about his off-season motivation issues. It’s been a tough year for him with work, and now he’s finally got a few weeks off to reflect on why he still manages to ride his…

  • Just Having Fun: A Column By Lee Waldman

    Lee tearing up the sandpit at Valmont.

    Lee Waldman has talked a lot lately about his off-season motivation issues. It’s been a tough year for him with work, and now he’s finally got a few weeks off to reflect on why he still manages to ride his…

  • School’s Out: A Column By Lee Waldman

    At least school is finally done for the year for Lee. Photo from flickr via KB35

    Lee Waldman has talked a lot lately about his off-season motivation issues. It’s been a tough year for him with work, and he’s finally got a few weeks off to reflect on why he still manages to ride his bike….

  • I Have This Friend … : A Column by Lee Waldman

    Lee Waldman's fitness helps him lead the pack, but the training is a balancing act © Annette Hayden

    Lee Waldman has talked a lot lately about his off-season motivation issues. Today, he’s looking at what really matters: the friends we ride with. by Lee Waldman I have this friend, let’s call him “Count” because that’s what he calls…

  • More on Motivation: A Column by Lee Waldman

    A couple of weeks back, Lee Waldman talked about his off-season motivation issues. Today, he’s coming back to the topic of motivation, which is hard to come by in the off-season, and even harder when things don’t seem to be…

  • Start Listening: A Column by Lee Waldman

    Lee taking the barriers in Boulder. Photo courtesy of Lee Waldman

    In past weeks, Lee has called for better behavior from cyclists on the road and learned about his off-season motivators. Today, he’s learning about patience. by Lee Waldman “Stop looking for it, and start listening for it.” My wife shared…

  • Maintaining Motivation: A Column by Lee Waldman

    Lee tearing up the sandpit at Valmont.

    Last time we heard from Lee, he was calling for better behavior from cyclists on the road. This time, he’s just trying to get out on the road, and learning about his off-season motivators. by Lee Waldman It’s a very…

  • If You Think Racing Cyclocross is Tough … A Column by Lee Waldman

    Tim Johnson is congratulated by fans along the finish line. ©Tim Westmore

    Last time we heard from Lee, it was mid-February at the height of winter in Colorado. Now that it’s warming up and he’s outside more often than not, he’s got a few other issues he’d like to chat about. by…

  • It’s February, It’s Off-Season: A Column By Lee Waldman


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    by Lee Waldman It’s February in Colorado. Today, it’s in the high 50s but the wind is hurricane force. There’s a branch in my driveway as big as my Subaru. I just watched an empty trash can speeding down the…

  • Viewpoints: From a Master to a Woman, Nationals Versus Masters Worlds

    Lee Waldman and Molly Hurford: 2 cyclocross fanatics, 2 different viewpoints

    From the “Girl with the Cowbell Tattoo” to the philosophical Master’s racer extraordinaire, we bring you a new meeting of the minds. When Lee Waldman approached me (Molly) about doing a “conversation” column together, I immediately thought it was a…

  • Masters Worlds Rider Journal: Lee Waldman, Part III – Reflections, Feedback, and Recap

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    Lee Waldman weighs in with a recap of his race and his overall impression of the 2012 UCI Masters Cyclocross World Championships in Louisville, KY below. Rider diaries, videos, photos, reports and all things veldrijden will be pouring in this…

  • Masters Worlds Rider Journal: Lee Waldman, Part II

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    Rider diaries, videos, photos, reports and all things veldrijden will be pouring in this weekend for the  2012 UCI Master’s Cyclocross World Championships in Louisville, Kentucky. To see them all, visit our 2012 Masters Cyclocross World Championships homepage. by Lee…

  • Masters Worlds Rider Journal: Lee Waldman, Part I

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    by Lee Waldman I just arrived in Louisville last night to 20 degrees and snow!  My goal this year was to avoid a late season winter race, which was one of the reasons I chose not to race Nationals.  Looks…

  • Finding Motivation Again: A Column by Lee Waldman

    Lee is starting the season strong in the Masters field. Photo courtesy of Lee Waldman

    Last week, Masters racer and Cyclocross Magazine columnist Lee Waldman philosophized a bit about  some life lessons and how they transfer into cyclocross. This week, he’s looking ahead toward the end of the season and what that means.

  • Life/Bike Lessons: a Column by Lee Waldman

    Lee is starting the season strong in the Masters field. Photo courtesy of Lee Waldman

    Last week, Masters racer and Cyclocross Magazine columnist Lee Waldman philosophized a bit about how we are always “becoming,” as both people and bike racers. This week, he’s reflecting more on some life lessons and how they transfer into cyclocross.

  • Deep Thoughts: a Column by Lee Waldman

    Excited to be racing in Boulder. Photo courtesy of Lee Waldman

    The Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur just passed.  Of all the holidays on the Jewish calendar, it is unarguably my favorite. On this one day each year I’m forced to take time and take stock of my life; how I’ve…

  • First Race: a Column by Lee Waldman

    Lee is starting the season strong in the Masters field. Photo courtesy of Lee Waldman

    Last week, Masters racer and Cyclocross Magazine columnist Lee Waldman talks about the importance of keeping relationships steady even during the cyclocross season. This week, he’s reflecting on the season’s first races, as many of you are surely doing. I strolled…

  • Viewpoints: From a Master to a Woman, Coast to Coast

    Lee Waldman and Molly Hurford: 2 cyclocross fanatics, 2 different viewpoints

    From the “Girl with the Cowbell Tattoo” to the philosophical Master’s racer extraordinaire, we bring you a new meeting of the minds. When Lee Waldman approached me (Molly) about doing a “conversation” column together, I immediately thought it was a…

  • Ten Things About Your Partner: A Column by Lee Waldman

    Lee is ready for Masters Worlds. Photo courtesy of Lee Waldman

    Although the cyclocross season is happily getting incrementally longer every year, it’s still more compact than the road season. For those of us whose passion is cross that’s a good thing. For our partners, who have to suffer through mud filled showers, mud stained towels, abrasions, bruises and the occasional broken collar bone, the season is probably about 8 weeks too long already. Bottom line, if it wasn’t for their patience with our obsessive behavior, their moral support as we spend the majority of our time thinking about, talking about, and racing cross, and their physical presence at the races, racing cross would be much more difficult. So, this column is dedicated to them. [More...]

  • It’s Fall – A Column By Lee Waldman

    Lee is ready for cyclocross to start up again, and has a few tips for new racers.

    It’s almost Autumn. Hard to believe when the temperature in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, yesterday was in the mid-90s. Our first ’cross race, the target of all my work this past summer, is in less than three weeks. As soon as I got back from Nationals I began thinking about, planning for, and training towards this season. How many times in my life am I going to have the chance to even consider going to Masters Worlds? With their presence in the US for the next two years, it actually is a reality for me. All of the goals I’ve set, every mile on the mountain bike this summer, each circuit on the ’cross course; they’re now money in the bank. This week I’ll finalize my racing schedule for the season and then, with Louisville firmly planted in my mind, I’ll start racing. One more endurance race over Labor Day weekend, and then, cyclocross. Scraped shins, mud of all varieties, ruts, sand, max heart rate, blood, sweat and drool. What could be more fun?

  • Lessons Learned – A Column By Lee Waldman

    Lee Waldman temporarily trades in his cyclocross bike for a spin on his mountain bike. © Lee Waldman

    The bikes; different than our ’cross bikes; have weird frames; fat, overstuffed tires and flat bars (where do my hands go?) but in reality, I’ve learned a ton from riding and racing my mountain bike this summer. Lessons that, I’m certain, will come in handy as I make the transition from rock gardens and stream crossings to 40 cm. barriers.

  • The People We Meet – A Column By Lee Waldman

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    The sheer diversity of our cross community is one of the many things that I love about it. Across the country it’s populated by people who have found their way into cyclocross from so many different backgrounds and for such a variety of reasons. Talking with them, learning their stories, is one of my favorite things to do. I come away from every new encounter with a deeper understanding of the fact that we are truly a unique community.



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