"Your mother and I couldn't get the links to work. We were checking the UCI one, and another one wanted my credit card information. Then I remember your brother was there. So I texted him. And he said to go to Facebook. And there you were. He put in on live for us. We saw … Continue reading World Cup – Los Angeles
Last night, as the fireworks blasted over the packed velodrome, I looked around at all the faces staring up at the night sky, and I felt happy. Riding into the velodrome, being announced as an Olympic Long Team member, National champion, world cup medalist, and the new 2016 Rider of the Year will forever be … Continue reading Rider of the Year, National Champ, Women’s Open…Turning the Page.
I'm at a loss for words. Being a coach and an athlete for the first time at this year's elite/junior nationals, I've carried along with me the disappointments and fears of my athletes along with my own personal expectations. Although it is always an honor winning a national title, it was drowned by the disappointment … Continue reading Kill em with Kindness
Since the World Cycling League took place in March, my track bike has been in its cute little "Look" cardboard box just waiting for me to ride it. Setting up ERO Pennsylvania and settling in our new place in PA has taken priority over training and racing, but I knew it was only a matter … Continue reading Back on Track…for Friday Night.
Friday night's final race...the men's 8000m was going to make or break the California Wave sweeping the first session of the TeamTrack Premier. Alissa, Korina, Nate, and I were jumping up and down on the home straight, kindly staying off the apron to please the officials, to see if Andreas, Zack, and Zane can give … Continue reading Through My Eyes: World Cycling League TeamTrak Premier
The thud in my left hip. That is what I'm waiting for. While I'm spinning on the rollers early in the morning, with my down vest and Team USA stocking cap on, my first goal of the day, before racing even gets started, is putting my hip back where it belongs, so that left leg … Continue reading Pan Am Championships 2015
After what seems like forever that I go without posting on my blog, now all the news hits at once. Yesterday, the team for the 2015 Pan Am Championships was announced via USA Cycling's website. I logged into my Facebook account, and the first thing on my newsfeed was an article posted just minutes before … Continue reading Keeping the Dream Alive
When we sat down and looked at the selection criteria, trying to come up with a plan for the remainder of the season, July 31st became the deadline. We had our fingers crossed, maybe I could race in T-town at the end of June (no). Or maybe in Japan in early July (no). Or maybe … Continue reading Starting, again. Again. Again.
I've always opened up on the emotional side of things, versus the traditional posts from others. It's vulnerable and hard, but its a look at how the last few weeks have been. I'm very thankful for every person that has come to my side during this time. I will forever be indebted. I am on … Continue reading Time.
It wasn't long ago that Bobby Lea and I were driving through the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center, completing our medical exams for the UCI Bio Passport, where I got an email inviting me to an invite only US Track Sprint Camp in Colorado Springs. And it wasn't long ago that I was in Colorado … Continue reading That One Time at Track Camp