George Berger Cyclocross
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George Berger, the first member of the new em:pwr cycling team,  started riding BMX as a kid in Houston, graduated to local crits and road races, then moved into mountain bikes and triathlons before finally ending up as someone who loves ‘cross more than anything else. The problem, he says, was that each major cycling ‘era’ for him was in different decades. He says that if he’d have stuck with cycling throughout his life,…

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George Berger at Southern Cross
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George Berger, the first member of the new em:pwr cycling team.  He’s on his way to be a good cyclist…well, a good shortish, stoutish, strongish mid-40′s Flemish ‘cross racer.  George resides in Davidson, NC with wife and daughter. Southern Cross 2011, at Dahlonega Georgia’s Montaluce Winery; the first race of the American Ultra CX Championship Series I’ve never raced an endurance cyclocross event before; and, frankly, even though I’ve rac…

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Cyclocross Training
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…re. Last night was the first cyclocross “practice” of the season. It really is a reason for friend, George Berger, and I to get out to Fisher Farms with barriers and ride around in circles. Another one of our friends, Mark, showed up to crush us. Eye Opening Fitness It is always easier to feel fast when you ride alone, and then you ride with folks that have been consistently riding…that’s when you realize you are slow as a…

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NC Cyclocross
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…my CX4 race came around the “tractor pull” area became a slopfest.  The pro’s made it look easier, but I walked slowly through the mud pit every time (maybe I should work on running in mud??) Progress and Motivation Dead last is better than not finishing or not starting, and ending last was atleast the motivation I needed for getting to the gym and active. How’s your season going so far? Photo credit : George Berger

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…as_quinones @nicknull All are looking for warmer clothes It seems like knickers are a very popular want from @doyouwabisabi @wjcstp @parenthood21 @g_berger @BRAINtechPLEASE @BradGrass Some form of bikes are on their list My favorite of all the comments : @BikeShopGirlcom what I really need is a bike maintenance elf. Rei is out of stock & bike shop boys don’t believe they exist. From : @debiquity What is on your list?…

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Headed down to Spartanburg, SC for a training race this morning. Many thoughts running in my head, and yet nothing substantial to type out here. Unprepared, rain, mud, coffee, prep, switched my brakes, hope I don’t endo. Meeting new teammates and bonding with my brother like, George. Here’s to the 2nd race of my season, more unprepared than the first!…

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Lizard Skins DPS Bar Tape Review
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…u wear through tape a couple times a season. This tapes for you.  I’ll leave you with this. While at my local cyclocross practice a friend and gear whore, George, saw my tape, felt my tape, asked me about my tape then quickly went out and bought his own tape (not in pink). We both realized quickly that it is durable and perfect for cyclocross. Disclaimer: Lizards Skins provided this tape free for review, I wasn’t paid or bribed. …

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2011 Burn 24 Hour Challenge
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…ay weekend. Kimberlee – Chef, nutritionist, first aid and medical provider (all of these things came in handy.) George – Engineer, official time keeper, and master scientist. Benjamin – Comedian and pit jester. The Race The race, broken down into bite size pieces will be up for tomorrow.   I’m still trying to process everything that happened in that short time span of 24 hours. What I did wrong, right and what I need to do better in l…

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Arleigh Jenkins 2012 Burn 24
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…nt by. Ben – pure entertainment, time keeper and comedian. He is also really good at putting away a tent! George – drove up to help and ride with me in the middle of the night. Unfortunately I wrecked out just as that was supposed to happen. He also checked on our dogs and fed them. Family – It was great to see my parents, they had never to been to an event like this so it was stellar that they could drive down and see what I do…

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