It’s back to Louisville, Kentucky for the eleventh episode of Behind THE Barriers’ Season Two! Fresh off his win on the first day, it’s back to Eva Bandman Park in Louisville where everyone is hoping for a repeat of Saturday’s duel with Ryan Trebon. Unfortunately, Trebon suffers a pre-race crash that effectively elimates him from the race. Ryan shows true grit by racing anyway, despite a inflamed and painful left knee. Before Jeremy’s race, it’s off to the venue to meet fans, greet the media and sign a whole bunch of autographs, but sadly for Jeremy, he didn’t get there in the Porsche he trailers behind his double tour bus. After working hard before the race, Jeremy is made to work hard during the race by reigning national champion Todd Wells, who pushes Jeremy all the way to the finish line, literally. After the race, Jeremy has to make a quick exit so he can make a flight to San Francisco, but not before introducing the world to GBoom, and though you may heckle her, don’t forget that she’s pretty nasty on the bike!
The last race of the 2011 calendar year, and the first race of 2012 took Jeremy and Behind THE Barriers to frozen Chicago for the Chicago Cyclocross Cup New Year's Resolution. It was the final test of the legs before the National Championships taking place just one week later. Behind THE Barriers' 15th episode of the season takes a look at both days of racing. Staying warm was the name of the game, and Jeremy, ever the salesman, wants to let you know what's the best way to stay warm and dry at a cyclocross course. If it weren't for all the bike racing, Jeremy could have a career lined up in infomercials. Afterwards, it's time to get serious for two days of cold, muddy racing. Fresh off of a long injury layoff, Ryan Trebon storms back onto the scene, and Jeremy does his best to keep up with the flying Oregonian. Earning two hard-fought second places, Jeremy's off to meet up with his fans and talk to some of the sport's legends, including Paul Curley, who taught Jeremy a thing or two about racing in Jeremy's early days. Jeremy finishes up the weekend by discussing the state of American cars and subsequently toying with his dad's blood pressure.