Saturday, November 29, 2008

Winter and New Team!!!

Bad news...The snow finally came!

We (cyclists) were pretty lucky up until Thanksgiving. Then the snow and cold weather came. I had been riding with long sleeves and vest and Thanksgiving I was riding inside on the rollers! NOT FUN! But it looks like it is going to get nice again, with a high of 42 degrees today and tomorrow the high will be 43 degrees (waaahooo). Ok, well it could be worse it could keep snowing, but at least I can ride on clear roads!!!!

Good news... I leave January 11 to join my new team in Lucca Italy!!!!

I signed with Michela Fanini Record Rox and I can't wait for the new racing season. I am moving over there January 11 and will be there until the end of September. Hopefully I will be able to come back for Nationals. I am learning Italian and that has been a really challenging task. I think that is the most intimidating thing for me with this new chapter of my life. Well, I hope to have more stories over the Holidays and I will for sure have a lot of stories once I get to Italy!!!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


Before I got sick I did a local cyclocross race and I had so much fun!!!!
Here are some pictures...

Saturday, November 01, 2008


Well, the past week I was on the couch and thinking I was going to die (well, not literally, but felt really really sick). When I got back from California I got a phone call from Emily Z saying, "do you have poison oak? Scott does." I laughed and said no, hahaha, I don't sucks for him. No more than a couple hours later I started to itch and see little bump in my leg. I thought, "oh shit, I have poison oak and just made fun of Scott for having it." That's carma for you.

Well, the poison oak was in full force for the following week and I thought surely it should start to feel better soon. Then I came down with a sore throat and that night had a temp of 102 degrees and thought I was just getting the flu. A couple of days later I still had a fever with sore joints and muscle and then my mouth started breaking out with sores. I had about 30 sores and had gone to the urgent care twice. The doctor did not help me at all, but gave me Hydrocodone and sent me on my way. The next day I was worse with more sores, now on my tongue and on the top of my mouth. I went to a regular doctor and finally she gave me something that helped. A few hours later I started to feel better and the fever went away! So if I wouldn't have gotten poison oak and I probably wouldn't have gotten this kids mouth virus. Everything is clearing up and I can see the light!!!! I can't wait to get back on the bike and enjoy these wonderful Fall days before winter hits!!!!!

I don't have any pictures to show, you wouldn't want to see them anyhow. I will put some up of the Dolores cross race that I did. Soon, hopefully!