Pan Am Championships 2015

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

Keeping the Dream Alive

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

That One Time at Track Camp

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

Haters Gonna Hate. And We’re Just Gonna Potate.

Facebook. Instagram. Twitter. Blogs. Websites. Snapchat. Messengers...blah blah blah... Social media. Online Bullying. And haters. Everyday, we put ourselves out there in the hands of someone, anyone, who can say whatever they want. Whether we are changing the color of our hair, or celebrating a goal we've accomplished, someone always has something to say to … Continue reading Haters Gonna Hate. And We’re Just Gonna Potate.

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

Track Camp: GO

Today is the first day of our USA Cycling National Track Sprint Team Camp, and also the USA Cycling Talent I.D. Camp here in Colorado Springs. Doesn't feel any different for those of us who live here, but it's nice to see some familiar faces walking around the training center. Friday night I prepared myself … Continue reading Track Camp: GO

I Finally Got My Winter

Winter in California mostly consists of clouds, some rain, and 50 degree weather. While people are walking around in their shorts and ugg boots, I found myself loosing my Minnesota skin and bundling up like it was -30, when realistically, in Minnesota, I'd still be running in a tank and shorts. It didn't feel like … Continue reading I Finally Got My Winter

I moved again. Whoops.

It has happened. I'm back living in the lovely state of Colorado. First time I ever set foot in COS was for a USA Cycling women's national road talent I.D. camp in 2008...my second summer riding. It was at this camp, that we were supposed to have some track time, but unfortunately it never happened. … Continue reading I moved again. Whoops.

Moving, A Race I Did, Eva, and a Photo Shoot.

Part 1: Moving Why are you moving?┬áThe question that continues to come and come without a sign of stopping. So, without further ado, let's look at the reasons... #1: Finances - Yes, I have a super fun, nice full/part-time position at a bike shop, I have a place to live, I have some support for … Continue reading Moving, A Race I Did, Eva, and a Photo Shoot.