Sunday, August 30, 2009

Half a#$%d update

Man, between Leadville and Peru I've been slacking on the updates. Just haven't had time. Going to continue that theme...

In the meantime check out Bart's killer writeup on

Also my Dad came across Dave Wien's report on Leadville. Cool, thanks Dad, good find.

And check here for more pics of the Peru race

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Leaving Lima in a few minutes. The trip has been great, I´ll get a report up whn I get back. Won´t have a ton of pics though because my camera was lost/stolen. Bummer. I borrowed one of Ohran´s three cameras for the rest of the trip s should have a few good ones.

One highlight was doing two studio radio interviews with the team and various video interviews. They had a lot of questions for Tinker and I was our translater. They spoke very little English in the region where we were. Super cool, got to put my Spanish degree to use. Hasta luego

Friday, August 14, 2009

Leadville Bike

After 5 months on the Scalpel I can say that there are very few courses that it's not the perfect bike for. I think 100 miles of dirt and paved roads might be better suited for the Flash. It's a ripper. Alders, Tinker and I will all be on sub 18 pound bikes tomorrow!

Sunday, August 9, 2009


I followed a link to off of a Velonews story and there I was in the background shot! This pic has so far turned up on the cover of Bike Magazine's calendar, another random calendar as October, now this website, and who knows where else. Crazy, all from 1 afternoon with Scott Marekwitz a few years ago...

Chillin' in the Fox Den

Sly didn't disappoint- making it rain $ bills off the roof

Saturday, August 8, 2009


Had to work down south this week so I brought Sammi and went down a day early. We rode road bikes in Bryce and camped out in Brian Head. Then I got the pleasure of wrestling big black garment bags full of samples in 110 degree St. George parking lots...

Saturday, August 1, 2009

I got a little bored at Sammi's High School reunion...

One minute we are eating brownie sundaes, the next some balloons found there way up my shirt and some random girl I didn't know couldn't keep her hands off them. I only had two beers at the Hog before, I promise!

Probably embarrassed Sammi a little...

Another ICUP down with the Canyons finale today. It was hot and the climb was pretty exposed but I managed to stay well hydrated and was fueling well with Carbo Rocket and Emv. Pulled off the win and secured the overall title. Congrats to everyone on a killer year- I feel like the level of racing was really high all year in all categories.

Next up for me is Leadville. I have no clue how to train for a 100 mile dirt road race @ 12,000 feet. Any suggestions??