30 May 2009  |  Race Reports

World Cup #4: Madrid

We arrived in Madrid and were greeted by hot, dry weather- pretty similar to summer in Colorado.  The course was almost the same as last year- dry, sandy and fast. And then it…  |  READ »

19 May 2009  |  Misc

A Good Read

We have a lot of subscriptions to different magazines, but one of our staples is Harper’s.  If you haven’t ever checked it out, you should- there are all kinds of articles about all…  |  READ »


18 May 2009  |  Recipes

More From the Grill

As temperatures rise, I become less and less excited about turning on my oven- it just makes the house too hot (we don’t have air conditioning).  Bread, pizza and other things that require…  |  READ »


17 May 2009  |  Gardening


Well, spring is in full swing and most of my daffodils and tulips have come and gone.  The flax and the small lilac in our front yard are blooming now and everything looks…  |  READ »


11 May 2009  |  Gardening, Recipes

The Garden!

I’ve always wanted a vegetable garden, but with the amount that Dusty and I travel it never seemed very practical.  Until now.  I decided there was no reason I couldn’t plant a garden…  |  READ »

6 May 2009  |  Race Reports

World Cup #3 Race Report

I’ll just blame my lack of updates on jetlag… After a disappointing finish in Offenburg and a pretty light load of training heading into the Houffalize World Cup, I was hoping for some…  |  READ »

29 April 2009  |  Race Reports

Houffalize, Belgium Pre-race

It’s been typical Belgium weather here in Houffalize, in fact it is raining right now as I type this.  I managed to get my ride in early, before the rain started- so that…  |  READ »

26 April 2009  |  Race Reports

World Cup Offenburg: Race Report

Well, I finished one place  better than last year (always have to find something positive…). I was the last person called up on the 4th row, and the only spot left was smack-dab…  |  READ »

24 April 2009  |  Misc

Offenburg, Germany

We arrived in Offenburg yesterday and were greeted by sunny skies and cool, breezy weather.  We got out for an easy spin, then ate dinner and went to bed- I slept 11 hrs. …  |  READ »

19 April 2009  |  Race Reports

Sea Otter Classic Race Report

Short Track This year’s short track course was a little different than in years past.  There was a pretty long (for a short track), steep climb, then a downhill, a little roller hill…  |  READ »


16 April 2009  |  Misc

New Belgium Short Track

Tuesday was the first New Belgium Short Track race of the season.  I didn’t race- I had a massage at noon, so I had to get my ride done early (no sense riding…  |  READ »


13 April 2009  |  Misc

It’s time

It’s time to wash your helmet when the straps stand up on their own.  I grossed Ben out.

What's with the tongue?

11 April 2009  |  Misc

The Tongue

Thanks Tim Carpenter for these photos from the start at Fontana.  The focus. The determination.  The tongue? Not much else going on- just training and trying to get ready for Sea Otter and the…  |  READ »


4 April 2009  |  Recipes


Winter is making up for lost time here in Fort Collins.  We woke up this morning to about 4 inches of wet snow and lots of wind.  Luckily I have a day off…  |  READ »

2 April 2009  |  Race Reports

US Cup #1: Fontana

After 6 days at our team camp in the Bay Area, we flew down to Fontana for the first US Cup race.  It was an early morning.  Waldek, Catharine, Chloe and I had…  |  READ »