Wednesday, June 27, 2012


I have to say, the idea of going to Augusta early to "get used to the heat and humidity" for Nationals seemed awful. I don't like heat and I don't like humidity- but this trip was FUN! Actually, all trips this year have been fun. They are like going on vacation with your friends. We hang out, we laugh, we drink coffee, and every so often, we race our bikes around in circles.

This trip was no different. Robin, Addy, Erik and I had fun and it was like vacation. Later in the week, joined by the rest of our teammaies, we raced.

Not a bad view from our "lake house" -aka host house that was amazing.
Here's proof that Robin actually does dishes.
 This is my most favorite picture of them all. TT bike, sunset, lake, pretty.
 This was the first trip of the year we did not visit a coffee shop- not for lack of trying as every time we visited town, they were all closed. However, we replaced our double shot espressos for a double shot of wheat grass- almost every day.

Some sort of coffee drink that was ordered. It began as a Macchiato, and ended up as...?
 Being the Queen of Drinks, Robin was willing to try it all.

 Oh ya, we rode and raced our bikes. It was US Nationals after all.
 4th in the crit-er-i-um, 4th in the road race
 3rd in the TT.
Always having fun. Actually I was so busy having fun in the baby pool (peeing in it), I almost missed the awards ceremony for the crit.
I am so lucky. My team is fun, they are my friends, and we race well.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Tulsa Tough Fun

Tulsa Tough rules. Peroid. It is the best set of crit races there are. Good courses, good money, good crowds.

Night #1 had the biggest women's prime ever--$1,600. I was lucky enough to get it and I got to go to the podium because of it.
It was pretty dang cool--though, I'm sure a couple of my teammates would have enjoyed the double girl kiss more than me.
The next morning, we (Me, Robin, Anne) woke up bright and early to join 1,200 other riders for the Tulsa Tough Gran Fondo.
Post ride was a coffee stop and a surprise in the paper. Good article!
Cry baby hill is today. It's hot, it's humid, there's a lot of money, there are a lot of spectators, and we party tonight.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

For Siz-ale

 It's time to upgrade. It's not that I don't like my Orbea- I do!- it's just that I've have it for a couple years  and I feel the need for something different. Not to mention, I've been riding Specialized road, TT, and CX bikes for three years now. Maybe it's time I finally get a sponsor correct mtn bike too.

Thus, I'm selling the Orbea. It's a good bike. Full Carbon, 4" of dual suspension. I took it to Tin Shed Sports to have it all fixed up-- new cables, new housing, trued wheels, nice and clean, etc.

 I am 5 feet 10 inches tall, thus this bike is a size Large.
 Asking price is $2k. If you're good at negation, perhaps you can get a better deal. I also like to trade stuff. You show me yours, I'll show you mine.