Cali World Cup : Bringing Home Bronze

The week leading into the world cup, I was on fire! Putting in some huge efforts on the track, with some serious speed, and finally having some weeks of unbroken training, and just making the sessions happen. Andy made a cool video of my last few sessions before leaving for Colombia, where I even rode … Continue reading Cali World Cup : Bringing Home Bronze

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That Magical Place Called London

London. The host city for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. The land of British Cycling. And the site of my first world cup. For 13 months I worked my ass off to make this happen. Over $20,000.00 later, I've gotten to my first world cup. This is not how I wanted to go to my … Continue reading That Magical Place Called London

Stepping down from World Cup I and the 2014 Los Angeles Grand Prix

To start things off, I'd like to nip a couple of things in the butt. I'd like to address the numerous questions I've been asked regarding the world cup team that was selected for the first round of UCI track world cups in Guadalajara Mexico. I realize no announcement was made from USA Cycling on … Continue reading Stepping down from World Cup I and the 2014 Los Angeles Grand Prix

Matrix Track Cup

“So how’s the weather in LA?” “So freaking hot! It was 105 when we left!” “Dang!” “How’s the snow in Colorado?” “I don’t want to talk about it.” It seems, mid-sprint, at the Superdrome Matrix Track Cup, Amanda Cyr and I found a middle ground in weather, with some wind, sunshine, and 80 degree temperatures. … Continue reading Matrix Track Cup

Breaking the Haze : Japan Track Cup II

I sat in my chair staring at my bike going back and forth between using a bigger gear, what that would mean, and using the same gear...but maybe it's too small...but the other one might be too big...and I need to talk to the officials because that ride needed to be reviewed...but I only have … Continue reading Breaking the Haze : Japan Track Cup II

The First 24 Hours of Japan

If I said I was 100% confident about getting on plane for my first solo international trip, going to a country I've never been too, and pulling off 8 days in Japan, 3 days of bike racing, and two UCI Class 1 events....I would be lying. I was terrified. It is true, last year I … Continue reading The First 24 Hours of Japan