Thursday, February 19, 2009

Life Unwired

Is nice, and healthy. Less computer, more friends and family. No cell phone. Funnily enough life goes on!

Today I am crossing my fingers the (only ) bike shop in Colac Australia will (open) and be able to fix my shifting. What do you suppose the airlines actually do to our bikes between check in and the baggage claim?



Thursday, February 5, 2009

what I did...

..."NT" today?
Rachael ( my sis ) and Cam and I where driving over to the West Coast today.. right past Hamner...when me and my big mouth goes.. have you ever bungy jumped?

A short uiey later and we found ourselves at the Hamner thrill seekers kiosk fessing up and paying for 3 bungy jumps.
Those of you who know me know I am terrified of heights.. I've always said I'd never jump off a prefectly good bridge.

So we get up there, Rachael and Cam are super excited and I'm thinking oh crap..
Cam goes first.

I don't! really the pic say's it all.
Rachael is like for gods sake.. my turn!

Sunday, February 1, 2009


I am sitting outside at Seth's place in Boulder, in a tank top, and my arms are getting sun for the first time in at least 10 weeks! It feels so good! We've had a great winter in Gunnison, and its bizarre how we forget that the rest of the country isn't quite as cold..
We 'raced' ( Well Brian did I participated) in the Alley Loop marathon skate ski yesterday. -11 In Gunni in the morning, the snow in CB was cold. Brian waxed us warmer so he had a hard day of it, w/ not much glide.. I don't know that I really noticed. Once I got over being taken down on the early climb... ( chaos skis poles everywhere...) I had a blast. I'm skiing well for me this year. Its largely I think due to the swimming , my upper body doesn't get fatigued. I was 22rd in the womens marathon, 3 hours 12, Brian was 6th in the mens in 2.15.
No pictures.. Brian's reasoning ...too busy racing!
Afterwards we jetted home, ( left the house in a shambles ) and came to Boulder. Brian and Seth are in Eldora racing a 10k snowshoe race. I'm busy stealing Seth's PG tips tea ( cup #3) and Me and Max ran into Settlers park, we both overdressed, Max's nails are long from the snow and not pavement, Max drooled the whole way w/ exciting spring and city smells!
Tomorrow I fly home. .. I'm so excited.. well not really excited at all about the 30hr + flight, long layover in LA, but very excited about seeing my sister, nana, mum and Dad.
I'm taking a bike w/ for my sister and a bike for me to ride , so am testing out a new way of travel. I only have the 2 bike boxes, my clothes are in laundry bags and plastic bags in the boxes, my cycling shoes, running shoes, and helmet are in my carry on. Both boxes come in under 50lbs, Hope it helps and I don't get over charged! Also hope bikes arrive in one piece... athlete tools help as packing/padding.. kick board, yoga mat, pull bouy, tpt block, camel back....

Finally.. Go Katie Compton. The UCI World Champs cyclocross on Marianne Vos won the race, but the deserved respect goes to Katie and Hanka (the German rider) for aggressing the race, You could argue Marianne as being savvy and smart/ you could also argue her as being .. wheel sucking non working.... My respect goes in Katies direction.