Who is Cyclochris?

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So why Cyclochris? It’s a play off my name, the word cyclist and my favorite form of bike racing – cyclocross.

Who am I? A 43-year-old father of three beautiful girls who rediscovered the joy of riding a bike and going fast.

Why blog? I’ve gotten a kick out reading other people’s blogs – people I know and even those I don’t. It also seems like a fun way to keep friends and family apprised of what’s up in my world.

Where do I live? Norfolk, Virginia

Do I have a job? Miraculously, yes. I edit the business section of The Virginian-Pilot

What else do I like? Coffee, beer, dark chocolate, reading (mostly non-fiction) and playing with my girls, and increasingly watching them play soccer.

What do I race? Whatever. Cyclocross is an obvious favorite, but I also race mountain and road bikes. I’ve done road duathlons, offroad triathlons and also enjoy running a cross country race every now and then.

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photo courtesy of JB

My bikes

  • a Cannondale CAAD9 built up with SRAM Force and Mavic Ksyrium SL wheels for road racing and most training;
  • a 2003 K2 Razorback 3.0 mountain bike with numerous upgrades, including a new Fox 32 F80 front shock, Mavic Crossmax SL wheels and a carbon rear triangle from wrecked Razorback SL;
  • a 2004 Giant TCX cyclocross bike, my most flexible bike, built up with Shimano 105 and Avid mechanical disc brakes, which I switch to Cane Creek cantilevers for racing;
  • a 2008 Specialized Langster Boston, which I recently bought to commute, run around town, ride with the kids and train a little;
  • an early ’90s Gary Fisher Tassajarra, my beater, which I use mostly to haul the trailer bike around.

5 responses to “Who is Cyclochris?

  1. You need to get a DH rig! 😛

  2. Chris,

    Back home from another trip with the Navy “over there.” Any alley cats planned soon? If not, I am all over it….

    Hope to see you on the roads soon.

    pete (Mr. Hallow’s Eve)

  3. Hey Chris, I praised your tarck bike on the MNR. I told you I was almost done with mine. Check it out…

    Tom

    http://forums.roadbikereview.com/showthread.php?p=1676584#post1676584

  4. Just came across your blog while googling something else. Very nice! Was enjoying reading and had no idea it was even yours until I saw the Tri Power uniform in the pics and read the About You page. – Likin it!

  5. Chris, you sound like a perfect fit for the Crossniacs!

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