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Going on an Airplane – Minnesota Triathlon and Graduation Weekend

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

The SiblingsI’m off again! This time, heading back to Minnesota for my baby brother’s graduation from Eastview High School (also the school where my sister Abby, also pictured, and I attended).

I’m dragging Charlie with me, and while we’re there, we figured we might as well race! It’s more of a hassle to pack, and makes the trip a little more stressful, but we needed to do something before our half-ironman in a little over two weeks! Our race is the Liberty Triathlon, which is only two years old. Hopefully they’ve figured out the kinks!

The rest of the weekend will be spend hanging out with all my family that’s coming into town, shopping at the Mall of America and meeting up with a bunch of old friends. Sports, family, fun and friends…what could be a better weekend than that?

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.

At the RaceSince the crit race on Saturday is notoriously hard – and fast – I decided to ride on out to Hood River to watch ’em, and catch a ride back. Unfortunately, there is no good way to get to Hood River on a bike in Oregon, which meant spending about 13 miles on the interstate. Although crossing two very scary bridges to get to Hwy. 14 in Washington wouldn’t have been fun either, I’m not sure I’ll repeat the whole freeway experience. After we arrived, Charlie and I wandered around town, drank some beers, yelled loudly and generally thanked the stars that we weren’t racing.

Tonight it’s my first attempt at the Mt. Tabor Series – sure to be hampered by my silly decision to lift on Monday night. At least I’m volunteering so my entry will be free!

Pack Mentality: Bike Racing According to Fortune Magazine

Thursday, June 1st, 2006
I came across an awesome article on the politics and 'free market' economy of bike racing and the Tour de France today. I'm starting to get really excited about the Tour de France - much like the guys are doing ... [Continue reading this entry]

Bike Crashes and Nerves

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006
I was reading up on the OBRA listserve today - because I get it emailed in digest form, sometimes I'm a little slower with the news. One of the big discussions was in regards a race I had planned on ... [Continue reading this entry]

Cycling to Multnomah Falls

Monday, May 15th, 2006
For my frantic week, sometimes there is nothing to do but match it with a frantic weekend - or, at least, a frantic Saturday! Saturday ended up being an amazing ride - what began as a proposed ride with Charlie turned ... [Continue reading this entry]

Weekend – Whew!

Friday, May 12th, 2006
This week has been absolutely crazy - lots of writing for work and some decent workouts as well. To reward myself, I'm going out for happy hour. Whoo hoo! However, I can't get too crazy 'cause a ... [Continue reading this entry]

Gas Prices in Portland = Ridiculous

Monday, May 8th, 2006
So last week, with the skyrocketing gas prices, my low tank and the fact I needed to be riding more anyway, I put off filling up my tank. Alas, yesterday I had to break down. To fill a little more than 13 ... [Continue reading this entry]

The Lull

Thursday, May 4th, 2006
It's weeks like this that I really have to wonder, why do I do this again? I'm not too sore but my mucles are definitely tired after only two days. Eek. Ah, that's right. That's why I ... [Continue reading this entry]

The Power Lunch

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006
I've been pretty skimpy on my workouts so far this year...not feeling well, not having a lot of time, not motivated, etc. etc. etc. Unfortunately, Pacific Crest is only 7 weeks away, which means I a) need to register ... [Continue reading this entry]

Taste of the Nation, Bike Racing and Sun!

Monday, April 24th, 2006
As I mentioned previously, this weekend I completed my first ever stage race - the Willamette Valley Classic. My first 'sports goal for 2006' to get crossed off the list (now, for that half-ironman, half-marathon and crit...)! ... [Continue reading this entry]