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

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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

2014 Pan Am Championships and….?

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….?

Looking Ahead…

In a few days, I'll be getting on a plane for my first trip to Rockhill, South Carolina, for the US Elite Track National Championships. Last year, I competed at the Elite Timed Nationals, and I skipped Mass start, for a chance to race over in Germany for two weeks, and then up to Canada … Continue reading Looking Ahead…

Post-Pan-Am-Depression

Walking into the track was incredible. Sure, it wasn't all decorated up, and it wasn't a world cup. It didn't have stands, a big jumbo-tron, or a loud-speaker system. But to me, that didn't matter. This was all new. My first international race, my first time racing at CNAR, my first USADA test, my first … Continue reading Post-Pan-Am-Depression

International Extravaganza Numero Uno

It's arrived. Tomorrow I will getting my first stamp on my passport, traveling to my first international race, first Pan Am championships, first use of my UCI  license, and first time pinning a number to my very own US national team skinsuit. What more could a girl ask for? The lead up to this race … Continue reading International Extravaganza Numero Uno