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Vino Dopes

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007


I wasn’t able to watch the TT, but when Vino sprung back yesterday for the fantastic stage win, I said to myself, “I hope that Vino doesn’t end up like Landis after his amazing Stage 17 ride last year.” Such a disappointment…Vino was definitely my favorite rider and I loved watching him two years ago with his relentless attacks. Even when he was out of the running for the GC win, he has been such fun to watch and so many people have touched by his continued drive, even after crashing.

What a lousy, lousy thing to hear.

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Biking in Colorado

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

Charlie and I just returned from a two-week vacation to Colorado to ride our lovely bicycles. Our 6-day ride that he helped to guide I just hoped to survive took us from Breckenridge to Mt. Princeton to Gunnison to Peonia to Leadville to Aspen to Breckenridge (in some order like that) and went over 8 mountain passes, the highest of which was 12,095 ft and took me a wonderful 2 hours and 42 minutes to climb over 19 miles (ugh!). The air definitely gets a little thinner when you hit 10,000 ft.

The trip itself was fantastic, although my knee was giving me the expected trouble. The most beautiful day took us through the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, which had barely any traffic and breathtaking views the whole way.

Next us is a site relaunch for work, so I’ll be swamped for the next two weeks. The nice thiing about summer is there is always something to look forward to right around the corner and in this case it’s LA in a month.

Another Birthday on the Road – San Fran Style

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006
The Pack AttacksI have this thing with celebrating my birthday when I'm away from home...not because I plan it that way, but because there is a series of events that requires ... [Continue reading this entry]

California Dreamin’

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006
So I'm heading back to Cali again this weekend - the northern part of the state this time. I've got a 6 a.m. flight on Saturday morning and one of my close friends of high school is getting hitched ... [Continue reading this entry]

Excuses, Excuses

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006
Anything but the truth from these drug test-failing sports stars: My Dog Ate My Urine Sample

Tour de France Blog

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006
So today was the first big mountain stage - I haven't watched it yet, don't tell me what happens! - of my July obsession, the Tour de France. Even if you're not into cycling, go check out ... [Continue reading this entry]

Where Next: Eastern Europe

Thursday, June 29th, 2006
It's as close to official as it's going to be without buying a ticket and getting on the airplane: I'm going to Eastern Europe! I've been wanting to travel around Eastern Europe since I got back from my RTW in 2003 ... [Continue reading this entry]

88-year-old woman faces 12th triathlon

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006
I love inspirational stories like this:
Eighty-eight-year-old Mary Stroebe is a little beat up. On a short bike ride outside her wooded home on the city's west side, she somehow sliced open her calf. There's a titanium rod in her left shin, ... [Continue reading this entry]

Liberty Triathlon Race Report (Minnesota)

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006
age.jpgAbout a week and a half ago now, Charlie and I raced the Liberty Triathlon in Independence, Minnesota. I wrote this race report then, but am just now posting it - sorry! ... [Continue reading this entry]

All Bikes, All the Time

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006
This past weekend was the fantastic NRC race, Mt. Hood Classic. I did not do it, but if you want to read a Cat-4 women's account, check out Eryn's blog. [Continue reading this entry]