Sunday, August 31, 2008

Lazy Weekend

So the weekend didn't end up as planned... We had to take Banshee to get spayed this past week and she needed meds 2x per day so camping was out. It was probably for the better, as I still haven't shaken this cold. I'm still at about 80%, so I hope I'm well enough for the Georgia State Singlespeed Championships next weekend.

I've done a couple of short rides (meaning less than an hour and a half) and am starting to feel better. Tomorrow morning we're heading out on the boat to do some skiing and swimming before the lake gets too crowded. Hopefully I won't wipe out too bad!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Norfolk, VA

Not real exciting here and not many options for an outdoor gal. The good news is that we are getting our work done and that I only have to be here another day and a half. Then its up to Cooper Creek for some much needed bike time!

Monday, August 25, 2008


Sick + Rain + Business Travel = No Time to Ride

Argh..I'm going through some serious riding withdrawl!! After a 40+ hour riding week during TR, I came home, rode my singlespeed for 45 minutes and got sick about two hours later. Been sick now for a few days, but getting better and resting. Finally feel good enough to ride and what does it do? RAIN! And if it stops raining tomorrow, well that's just peachy since I'm getting on a plane and going to Virginia for a business trip until Friday and won't have my bike. At least I can bring my running shoes..

The upside is we are camping out at Cooper Creek this weekend for three days of riding and trail running. I don't think I'll be as ambitious as the first time we stayed there, but hopefully it will be a productive weekend.

Friday, August 22, 2008


So I managed to pick up the cold Chris had while we were away, so now I can't leave the room without taking a box of Kleenex with me. I hate being sick, as it just makes me feel run down. Of course I'm resting and sitting around makes me feel even more run down and lazy. To make matters worse, I've been eating everything in sight since we got home, and they might as well just stick a sweet tea IV in my arm...that is how much I have consumed in the last few days.

On a positive note, Chris is working on my singlespeed, cleaning the fork and headset for me so it stops creaking. I rode it to the pool today and had to zig-zag up the hill to get back to my house. It was pretty embarrasing, but my legs are still a bit tired!

Not sure what I'm going to do with a weekend off...

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Seriously Sexy Singlespeed

Chris surprised me with some sweet Industry Nine wheels for my singlespeed. Go Green! What a great present..I'm SO glad he didn't get me jewelery or something else I'd never use!

Even though I'm supposed to be resting, I just HAD to go for a short ride at Blankets during lunch. The legs still feel a bit heavy for singlespeeding and I'm still coughing up some nasty stuff.

I can't wait to ride this bike at the Georgia Singlespeed Championships in 3 weeks!

Thursday, August 14, 2008


If you're wondering where I am, I am at TransRockies. Blog updates can be found here on our TransRockies Blog.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Gold Rush AR

We came, we saw, we conquered...but now we're pretty tired, thanks. The long version of the race report can be found here on the TrailBlazer AR forum.

Short version is we won, we didn't get attacked by yellowjackets, and I don't think I did any PERMANENT damage that will interfere with TR. Mostly soft tissue damage...

Some photos:

Jogging into Pine Log after being on our feet and in the water for the past 8 hours. I had a small cooler with cold Cokes in my gear bin. I promptly dumped that Coke into my water bottle for the bike, in lieu of Perpetuem. Sometimes you just gotta prioritize...

Coming into the cemetery TA after being on our bikes 6.5 hours and being nearly cooked to death in the hot sun. You can't see it but there is blood all over my right knee. It made me look really tough..too bad I did it just falling over on my bike while not riding..

Our bike flotilla. Nothing like dragging $15K worth of carbon fiber across the main channel of Lake Allatoona on a Sunday afternoon. This damn thing had so much drag that we were only moving about 1 mph. Thankfully it was seaworthy and we didn't lose any cargo on the way across.

Yeah, finished (finally). We were hoping to be done by 3 pm and it was just before 7. I think it had started to cool off about the same time we finished.