Wednesday, November 22, 2006
My first slide show from slide.com. Pretty cool idea -and free! This slide show is of the Victory Team for the Memorial Day/week of criteriums, on the East coast at the end of May. We stayed with Kate`s parents --- great hosts (always), and we had Andy (he`s the guy in red) as a Mike Tamayo fill-in (half the team, plus Mike, were up in Montreal). Andy did an awesome job driving us around to multiple states for the marathon of crits! We had a solid, hard week of racing. It`s one of my favorite times of the year, actually. It`s all about speed and power at that time of the year -- and all the racing leads right into The Liberty Classic, which has to be a highlight for most women racers in the U.S.
In between races, we made our way around for some sight seeing in the Nation`s Capital. And in true Victory Team fashion, we scouted out an H&M store in Georgetown, where we happily spent some of our prize winnings. I wonder if the guys team`s hit up the shopping when they travel. Come to think of it... I remember seeing a few of the gents out on the Miracle Mile (in Chicago) during the week between Elk Grove and Crit Nats.... so I guess the answer is yes, the guys go shopping, too! Anyway, expect more from the archives, because I have some good pics to share, and also because I had to send my camera back to Canon for repair. In case you`re wondering -- I dropped my camera on a bike ride, while trying to take a picture of Mt. Saint Helena...ughh
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Thursday, November 09, 2006
That post of my main man Myles playing football got me thinking --- there are just nine days left before the biggest college football game of the year (especially if you are a BIG 10 fan!). Next saturday will probably be the one and only saturday ALL year that I park it front of the television. I will plan my whole week around making sure that I get to sit down and watch the infamous OSU vs. Michigan Football game. My adrenalin is already pumping, just thinking about it.
I am a real-deal sports fan folks -- a huge one actually. Even though I`m a cyclist, and a big fan of everything cycling related.... I really do have a thing for all sports -- football, basketball, soccer, boxing, track and field, hockey, tennis, golf, gymnastics, etc.. etc...
I can pretty much pass on all reality shows, and night-time drama tv -- but if you turn the channel to a good game/match, no matter what the sport, I will usually stop what I`m doing to watch the tube. Yes... I have my favorite teams and athletes, but I am a sucker for an exciting game, no matter who is playing/competing.
AND --there is nothing like the Ohio State vs. Michigan game in my book. I tend to like college football over pro-ball anyway, ....but seeing as how I am a native Ohio-an, it just wouldn`t be right to miss watching the game. And sh-t! --it`s gonna be a good one this year..... wahoo..... Go Bucks!
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
One of my favorite pictures of Myles - Stallions Football 2005
So naturally, my favorite young man in the whole wide world is Myles. If you ask me, he couldn`t be any cuter, or any sweeter. I know what you`re thinking....I`m his MOM, so of course I`m gonna say that, right? But c`mon....my heart just about melted when I saw myself listed as his "Hero(ine)" on his myspace page. Talk about making me feel special. What a guy, eh?
Oh yeah...on a side note: the young man Myles just posted a time of 1 minute and 37 seconds in the 600meter run ---in gym class, wearing jeans and skate shoes. I swear that boy has lightning in his legs.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Sunday, November 05, 2006
The Super Studettes of 2006. Thank you ladies, for an amazing year of awesome times, both on and off the bike ;-)
Bill Covaleski -with Laura B., Tara, and Yoisten at Bike Jam 2006. Bill is the man that made it all happen. Ever had a Golden Monkey? Well you can thank that man for your good time. Thanks Bill -- :) More notably....Thank you Bill for sponsoring all of us on the team over the years, and believing in Women`s Cycling. You rock.
And of course there are these guys, Mike and Chris. Mike Tamayo deserves HUGE props for everything he has done to help the sport (for women especially!). In my book, male directors that can handle a van full of women for eight months of the year are a whole different breed. Nicely done Mr. Tamayo, nicely done. And let us not forget to thank Chris Franges, who made his debut as a cycling mechanic with the team this year. Thanks Chris, you made alot of things a whole heck of alot easier simply by being so cool!
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Kirsten, Myles and Me ---taken Spring 2006---
The weather is turning here in Norcal. They even say rain might come soon. But in general it`s just getting colder. Every year when the cold comes, I wonder how long it will be before I will have to use my very expensive wall heater.
I have lived here in this house for eleven short years(which btw--is right along the downtown circuit for the TOC Santa Rosa stage). I really do love my little home, even for all it`s faults and problems. It`s a 1920`s bungalow graced with hard wood floors, a big front porch, big beautiful trees, and lots of "character" (i even have an original 6 burner wedgewood stove).. but sh-t! it gets cold in this old house. I`m a sunshine girl for sure. See...two of my favorite things in the whole wide world are warmth and sunshine, and my next home will have both, even in the winter! Until then, I love my little home.