Category Archives: Racing

Winding down and ramping up

Last week marked the end of my first season (half season but really who’s counting?) as a pro road racer. It’s been such an amazing ride and I have met such cool people and learned so much I really wish … Continue reading

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Legit leadout

It’s not at all new news that I’m pretty epically terrible at technical crits.  On a good day, I can usually find my way to the front of the race a handful of times and maybe throw down one or … Continue reading

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tulsa knows how to make a lady feel special

It’s been five days since I got back from the Tulsa Tough, and I’m still on cloud 9. Tulsa was one of the most amazing and fun experiences I’ve ever had in my bike racing career.  It was three days … Continue reading

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lessons learned at every level

The last four weeks have been obviously huge for me and I feel like I’ve barely had time to breathe!  I feel like I should back up and try and recap and evaluate everything that’s happened since my big result … Continue reading

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Earlier than expected

I was getting ready to get my thoughts together and write a post about racing Tour of the Gila as a guest rider on the Primal/MapMyRide p/b BH Bikes Women’s Team but I decided to do share my big news … Continue reading

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sea otter 2012 or how i learned to let off the brakes

I’m going to try real hard to not turn this into a complete novel.  Anyone reading this can feel free to skip to the bottom to get to the good part. Niels and I took off on the long drive … Continue reading

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off with a bang

I’m sitting in my office waiting for Niels to pick me up to head down to California for the 4 day Sea Otter Stage Race.  It’s my first full stage race with a majority pro/elite peloton and I’m feeling pretty … Continue reading

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how i finally won a crit

I cannot say enough how great my team is.  I love how well we work together and how willing each team member is to sacrifice themselves for one another. This Saturday was a Seattle classic, the Volunteer Park Criterium.  It’s … Continue reading

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patience

One of my downfalls as a bike racer is that I’ve never had a whole lot of patience.  I’ll sit on the front of a race for 218937918 miles and chase down every.single.move no matter how unlikely it is to … Continue reading

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giving it a go

I’ve spent the last 3 years really kind of dicking around with cycling.  I’ve walked away with the occasional win at a local race and more mediocre finishes than I’d care to remember.  Last July, after an embarrassing performance at … Continue reading

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