Sunday, January 30, 2011

Pelotonia state of mind!

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Yesterday I registered for Pelotonia 2011.

Pelotonia 2010 was my first Pelotonia, and I am looking forward to 2011!

Pelotonia is a grassroots bike tour with one goal: to end cancer. It is a cycling experience that will take place August 20-21. The ride will span two days and I will be riding 180 miles.

The decision to participate in Pelotonia was easy. Cycling has always been a huge part of my life, and this will allow me to combine an activity that I love with a cause that is close to my heart.

This ride is my small effort to assist in the battle against cancer. I'm dedicating this effort to family, friends, children of friends, and colleagues who have faced the challenge or who are now facing the challenge that a cancer diagnosis brings. Their courage is my inspiration

We have all been touched by cancer. We have all lost family, friends, and colleagues. We all know someone who has been affected by cancer.

Large or small, every donation makes a difference. 100% of every donation will fund essential research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Last year, there were over 4000 riders, and $7.8 million was raised. The two year total was over 12.3 millions. Proceeds will go directly to cancer research at the James. Think of this as a donation directly to The James.

As the Midwest's first and Ohio's only freestanding cancer hospital and research institute, The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute is one of only 40 centers in the United States designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. The James is a national leader in creating and testing new therapies based on scientific research, many of which are offered nowhere else in the world.

My first Pelotonia was truly was an amazing weekend.

The crowds along the road served as a reminder of our mission. The true reality and the reason hits hard when someone offers to shake your hand and say ? Thank you for riding. I am a survivor? or Thank you for riding, I lost my mother to cancer?.

With your support, you will help improve lives through innovations in research with the ultimate goal of winning the war against cancer. This truly is a unique opportunity to be a part of something special.

My donation link

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Another doper busted

I wanted to believe in Contador, but I have to admit, it was hard to believe. So this is no real surprise. He has been indirectly connected to teams and people that have been shown to be dopers.

The vicious circle continues, the vultures are swarming. When can we put this behind us and move forward to a drug free sport.

Cycling has two camps: those that believe Lance doped and those who don't want to believe. The longer you've followed cycling, the greater the chance you think there's something rotten.

I do believe that Lance will go down. I think the whole US Postal / Discovery team, led by Bruyneel, was rotten to the core. There have been too many people associated with that team who have later been proven to be dopers. Someone has a smoking gun. Who has it? I thought it may have been Landis, but with his zero credibility, it wasn't. Someone knows, and it's going to have to be someone who is not afraid to bring Lance, and anyone associtated with Brunell, down

Saturday, January 15, 2011


A Trek internal email…

Hello all,
It’s been an exciting week for Trek as we announced our co-title sponsorship of LEOPARD TREK. The anticipation behind this launch is understandable, considering the fire power in the roster. There will undoubtedly be a significant portion of media coverage surrounding the team as the season kicks off next week at the Tour Down Under.
Please follow these naming standards when referring to the team in the media:

  • The team name is LEOPARD TREK. Please do not insert the word “Team” before LEOPARD TREK, in writing or conversation, as that is not part of the official name.
  • Please do not hyphenate LEOPARD TREK.
  • In written communication, LEOPARD TREK must be set in all caps.
  • In spoken communication, please use the appropriate pronunciation: LAY-oh-pard Trek.
INCORRECT: The new Team Leopard Trek includes…
CORRECT: The new LEOPARD TREK team includes…
INCORRECT: Leopard-Trek was presented to the media…
CORRECT: LEOPARD TREK was presented to the media…
INCORRECT: Trek announces sponsorship of Team LEOPARD TREK…
CORRECT: Trek announces co-title sponsorship of LEOPARD TREK…
Thanks for your help in establishing the proper team name standards. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.”

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sufferfest Local Hero–available on Jan 14

If you havent tried the Sufferfest videos for training, I highly recommend them. The price is right, and you don’t have to see Coach Troy
Sufferfest Local Hero

Monday, January 10, 2011

New Team- Wonderful Pistachio’s (Cat 4/5 Development Team)

Looking forward to another great year.

I will be riding for Wonderful Pistachio’s Cat 4/5 development team who will be wearing the same kit as the professional team. Gotta say..this is the sharpest kit I’ve ever worn. And it is a great pleasure to wear the kit as Wonderful Pistachios happens to be my favorite snack. I am a pistachio junkie, and I really do believe in all the hype you hear about pistachios. I really do believe they have help me maintain my weight and the antioxidants have kept me healthy.






overdue updates

Didn’t realize it had been so long.

Ended 2010 with 8200 miles!

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Overall, it was a great year. I had a cooperative work schedule, and I’m going into 2011 with that same schedule. But I’m certainly open to changing that schedule. It was great for training, but it would be great to spend more time with my biggest supporter.

I also ended the year 25 pounds lighter than last year!