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 [...]

Starting, again. Again. Again.

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 [...]

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 [...]

46,707 Miles of 2014

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]