Who is Cyclochris?


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.

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…



  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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