Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
It's so good to be home. Don't get me wrong, I am thankful I have the ability to take off for 2.5 weeks and train/race the bike.
I got plenty accomplished- saw mom and grandma in Tucson, visited with aunt/uncle/cousins in Tucson, great training in California on the track, good times with new teammate Kate, some decent racing under the belt, saw the beach, and got a quick visit with lots of other teammates and manager for a race and photoshoot in Santa Cruz.
I was BEAT by the last weekend. So beat that I raced terribly. But, that is what a training block should be like. If I had fresh legs for the last 2 days of a 2 week training block, something would be wrong!
But, the epic adventure came on the trip home. Car issues stranded me in Reno, NV. To make a long story short, I couldn't open my gas tank door. So, 3 nights in cheap motels (not cheap hotels people, that would be an upgrade) and 2.5 days in the car, I made it home.
The Rocky Mountains in the spring time. Ahhhh.
This photo is from a friend of mine, Nick Wilder. Please don't sue Nick :) I know I didn't ask permission to use this photo; I just love it.
Back to reality though- spending time with Greg and Elke, catching up with friends over dinner, tax preparation (sorry to my accountant), gardening (well, that's in the plan), cleaning out closets, finally having a gym partner back, fun fixie riding with stud AP (it's the only way I can keep up with her), and opening 2.5 weeks of mail.
Hey Boulder... I missed you!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
This is what I miss... Boulder (the Flatirons) , Greg, and Elke.
I raced yesterday in Long Beach... drove 6 hours last night to NorCal where I will race with my team today in Santa Cruz...maybe I leave tonight or maybe tomorrow but either way I will soon be on my way to Boulder. I have been gone over 2 weeks and I sure hope Greg saves me some of the banana bread he made. Oh, btw, I have been spoiled out here and I expect all the snow to be gone by the time I get home. :)
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
It is funny what people think of my training out here in California.
"You must be getting lots of sun!" "How many hours a day are you riding?"
Well, this picture is really only 1 or 2 times I have had ridden my bike outside. (besides the circuit race Saturday) The track here is indoors. The gym here is indoors. Therefore, I am indoors almost every day.
This is not vacation people!