Friday, February 20, 2009

New Sponsor

I'm proud to announce my new cyclocross sponsor, Seven Cycles! More info to follow but I'm thrilled.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Un Semaine Sans

Evidently running a bunch and riding everday in the snow to work takes a toll on you. Last week I went out on Saturday and although I took it easy my left quad turned into concrete on every climb. I felt pretty bad and crampy the entire time. And on top of it the melting black snow turned my chain into rust.

So this is quickly turning into a bitchfest. And I feel silly over-training and on top of it ruining my bike. But I guess I can only learn from my mistakes. I quickly readjusted my training — making a plan for the year — and I hope be smarter about maintenance.

Cycling & stuff

Long weekend for the hubby & I. 3:15 on saturday and 1:45 today. Doesn't sound too bad until you add in my 3 hr. monday, 1.5 1.5 weds., 1.5 thurs, .5 hr. run friday. Phew, I was pooped. Saturday night James & I were happy to catch the Michael Franti/Spearhead show. We were cramming a lot of training into this weekend since we are headed out to Denver thursday and are opting to rent rather than pack up our bikes. We can't wait to meet our baby nieces/nephews!

Peace til later, Bridge

Friday, February 13, 2009

Team Kit

Our new team kits are at Verge being fabricated. My super awesome hubby (aka Road Rash Billiter) designed the new kits. He will be joining our team this year and he is excited about trying some road racing and doing a whole lot of cyclocross races. We are all getting free new Madones 5.2 Pros*, with Sram Red, and Aeolus Wheels.

*(No, I'm just joking but a girl can dream.)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Music to Rock on the Bike Trail

Mindless pedaling past furry-coated dog walkers? I like to download the latest beats and fantasize I am doing lines with Boonen in some club...

MGMT - Kids Freaky video but I may sport that tarted up KISS/Geisha look while riding...
2RaumWohnung Ich liebe mein fahrad! JA!
m83 This song reminds me of being in detention with Molly Ringwald.
Stereo Total What if Kraftwerk were fronted by a frau?

I can collect all this and turn it into a sweet workout mix with Mac's Garageband. Let me know if you want a copy! 

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Get your CX Fix

Great video of 09 CX world champs here. I felt the Velo News article on the race did not give credit to Katie Compton where credit was due. She was the strongest woman that day. She held an awesome early gap and then did the most work of the 3 woman break away. I have no doubt she WILL be world champ someday.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Improve upon it

Last years results = Motivation to do better. (Click on image to enlarge...if you are really interested).