Commuter Challenge Cross Edition


A commuter arrived at these stairs when I did. He was riding home and I was in the middle of a cross workout. He rode up the road and I ran the stairs with a cross bike on my shoulder. Without saying anything to each other, it turned into a race. It was “on.”

I beat him to the top by a second or so. I was breathing heavy, gasping, and his face was on fire red. As we passed each other, I said, “next Wednesday, same time, Bro.” Round two.

That edition of the Commuter Challenge was not much harder than the one in London. Every ride is a race there.

Update with Video

Don’t know if Old Trek & Safety Vest read this post yesterday or what, but he passes me on the sidewalk spinning like mad. Then cuts me off at the top of the climb. He won that race I didn’t know I was in.


Afternoon rush hour on Williams Ave in Portland… it’s always on. Every stoplight kicks off a race for the holeshot.

Today a dude on a pedelec gave me the flyby on the Interurban trail. I was rolling 19mph minding my own bidness when dude goes flying by shooting me the look as he passed. What surprised me most is that he was sporting lycra and riding clipped in..not your typical eBiker

Updated the post with another commuter challenge! @champs, I’ve been in that race in Portland and on the bridges, even yelling at people to chill the f out. I got clipped coming into a corner.

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