Come On A Ride With Me!

I have been in Gunnison, Colorado training this week and it has been fantastic. Slowly, things are coming around at altitude and I have had no trouble getting motivated in such beautiful surroundings.

The only bummer is August 1st is Ross’s birthday and last year he was here with me riding in the mountains on his day. This year, Jackie Burt, Susan DeMattei (Olympic medalist in Atlanta for mountain biking and Gunnison local) and I decided to go do "The Ross Birthday Ride" in his honor and we got some footage of the day. We rode Snodgrass Trail, Trail 403, Trail 401 and Rustler’s Gulch in that order. Actually, Ross missed Rustler’s Gulch last year but won’t next time!

Be forewarned, if you have never been to Crested Butte before you are going to need to go after watching this video. And one disclaimer: the music made it to the end in MovieMaker, but not in the movie. Sorry. 30 seconds of only real audio at the end.

[youtube:http://youtube.com/watch?v=rv5ucjpsQmE]

 

Message for Jamie

I made this little montage as a tribute to my competitor who has pushed me the hardest, Jamie Whitmore. As some people have heard, she is having some serious medical problems right now and you can wish her well on her website at www.jamiewhitmore.com. Although Jamie and I chose to be fierce competitors rather than the best of friends, I have always admired and respected Jamie for her consistency, tenacity and frankly, her ability. I sincerely hope she makes it back on the tour this year because it won’t be the same without her. Here’s a picture story of the battles we have had and an inspiration for those we have in the future!

 

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGDWmBXCK5s]

 

Fronting the TriHive Website

Check it out, www.trihive.com has me on their homepage! I went into one of the local bike stores, The Biker’s Edge, in 2006 to do a little talk and someone taped it and put it on YouTube.

If you are so over my story, like I am, skip to part 2. Part 2 I talk about Ogden, part one is just blah blah about Victoria, me, cycling blah blah….

Enjoy!