Saying Thanks

As I look back on the most tumultuous season of my lengthy career, I am overwhelmed with emotion. Many competitive feelings swirl around just below the surface (yes, even my feelings compete). As various reactions and emotions contradict and collide, I recognize gratitude at the forefront. In a season punctuated by an injury, a comeback…

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Get Your Pink On

(photo credit: Pete Banach) I might be broken but Pretty in Pink is still going strong – and the Smartwool Cup offers you plenty of opportunities to get your pink on, support Hope Lives! and win tons of cool prizes in the process. During the last two years of fundraising during Breast Cancer Awareness Month,…

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Recycling (Some Things Never Change)

Today is National Bike to Work Day. I originally published this post for Light and Motion in May 2011. While not everything is the same as last May, this post still captures exactly what “Bike to Work” means for me. I’d love to hear what “Bike to Work” means for you. May might be Bike…

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The Non-Racey Side To Sea Otter

My previous posts on Sea Otter Classic focused mostly on my races. This post has nothing to do with racing. Knocking out my first weekend of professional mountain bike racing was a big deal, but it was far from the only thing I did while I out in California. In fact, my non-race activities far…

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Fun and Games

  My mountain bike and I spent more than ten hours together this week in Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Boulder. I mentioned earlier that throwing more mountain biking into the mix is one aspect of my new approach this season.  It’s an aspect I’m thoroughly enjoying. I’m recently started riding the Specialized Fate Carbon 29’er….

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Recovery Tips

Everyone knows that in order to perform well, you must train hard and train right. What many people forget is that part of the train hard, train right formula is RECOVERY. The best laid plan isn’t complete without the proper rest and recovery. It should be part of your routine monthly, weekly and daily. Without…

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Silicon Valley Cycling Foundation Gala

Pescadero, California – The special Silicon Valley Cycling Foundation Gala featuring the voices of the Tour de France and the Tour of California– Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwen and Bob “Bobke” Roll – is just one day away! Join us following the finish of Stage 4 in San Jose at the Testarossa Winery in Los Gatos…

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