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 been home for a week now. A week of jet lag and being sick for the 1000th time in the last few months. I just got back from a Personal Gold screening in Scottsdale Arizona, where the Foundation for American Track Cycling had its first big kickoff. As I sat shaking in my chair … Continue reading My First World Championships
Quite a bit happened very quickly after I returned from the world cup in Cali. For a few weeks, I've had plans with KSTP - TV out of Minneapolis, who had interest in coming to do a story with me. They also traveled down to San Diego to cover Alise Post, the 2012 London Olympian … Continue reading TV Time, Personal Gold Film, and Track Worlds!
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
Twenty-fourteen. Tomorrow it's in the past, and a new year is before us. I'll continue writing "2014" on all my rent checks, probably until about May, once again. And damn, the Rio Games are just over a year away...EEEKKK. When I look back at what I've done this year, man...it's been pretty unbelievable. Take this … Continue reading 46,707 Miles of 2014
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
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
Grab a snack and maybe a water bottle. This is a long one. Day One – Team Sprint My first race day was the women’s team sprint. Last year I was part of a national record team, that took 4th place, just missing the podium, and this year, I wanted revenge and to bring home … Continue reading 2014 Pan Am Championships and….?