Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Well, the pros came to town this weekend to show us how it's done. The US Grand Prix of Cyclocross had it's season finale here with races on both Saturday and Sunday. I was scheduled to race both days but a nasty head cold sidelined me on Saturday and knocked me out of the race on the third lap on Sunday. Both days we're cold, but Sunday was cold and really windy; not great conditions to race in when you're sick!! Yes, that is a shot of me in the black kit above, minus the beard and my usual green and black kit. I got a big hole in the butt of my shorts when I crashed three weeks ago!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Lili, Clare, Andy and Tchau - the pooch. Lili and Andy are two of my absolute favorite people. Just being around them makes me happy, but picking blueberries in the mountains with them is fantastic!
Ammanita muscaria, the magic mushroom from Alice in Wonderland. This one is growing in my buddy Andy Alvarez's yard.
The view from near the Savage River in Denali National Park.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
The costumes were really good this year but my personal favorite was a pack of oompha loomphas that I think were worn by the Veloce/Felt team
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Wow! The official start to the cyclocross season has come, and I am lucky enough to have been there for it. My knee has been improving steadily over the last few weeks (thanks to Dr. Seth Hosmer at HP chiro), and despite not training at all this summer I lined up for my second race of the season. The course was nice and fast, and despite starting in about 80th place, I managed to finish in 37th, out of 190 riders. I was pretty pleased with the result, especially since six weeks ago it looked like I wasn't going to be able to ride a single race this season. We had a strong turnout for our team and all the guys who raced did really well. It was a great way to kick off the Cross Crusade!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Clare and I were in Seattle this weekend to visit her cousin Kate and to watch the Starcrossed cyclocross race in Everett. This event draws all of the top domestic professional riders, but it was two europeans who stole the show. The men's race was won by the visiting Swiss national champion, while the women's side was taken by the British national champ, racing in her union jack skin suit. The picture is of Portland local Sue Butler who had a fantastic race.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
I rode my first cyclocross race of the year this weekend and it was a blast. It was in Lakewood Washington and the course was fast but there was a huge hill that we had to carry our bikes up that was a killer. Clare was there to cheer me on though as I trudged my way up the hill. This was my first race of 2009! I can't believe it. But my knee felt pretty good during and after the race so I'm cautiously optimistic that I'll be able to ride more races this fall.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Shooting pics of these flashy cars was loads of fun. There was dust flying everywhere though so tonight I'm hanging out at home, cleaning my camera!