Monday, February 8, 2010

Snapshots from the Trans Andes

Warm and Sunny Chile.
Waiting to cross the river on stage 3.

river crossingsHiking out of the river on day 3.
Dinner tent stage 2 and 3.

This farm picture was taken at the top an an incredible climb. we look relaxed we'd ridden really hard for over an hour of climbing.

It rained alot at Huilo Huilo

Huilo Huilo nature reserve hotel.

Stage 5 was wet, and miserable.
This photo is funny, I am not posing. I am 5 hours into a '3hour' stage and thinking, where is the trail and where is the FINISH.
View from Huilo Huilo, we circled this mountain on our way to Argentina on the last day.

Soome of these pics are from some are from and photogapher: Marcelo Tucuna

Sunday, February 7, 2010

we are rolling around on the floor

If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around..

Susan Haywoods latest blog has Brandyn ( Snrgymultisport co-owner)and I rolling around on the floor laughing, and and agreeing.


Saturday, February 6, 2010

Oh my aching calves

So I can race for 6 days in the Trans Andes MTB stage race not too much problemo. But the Alley Loop XC ski marathon kicked my behind!
As Brian's dad said when I crossed the line in 3 hours 20, You looked like a fresh athlete, not a great skier, but it didn't look that taxing for you. (Thanks Paul.. I think thats a compliment?)
Its the truth too. I am a very average skier. Oh well.

Brian is a very good skier. While I was slogging it out in the Alley loop, he was coming off the bike in 2nd place at the European Winter triathlon champs. A messy transistion and problem with the timing chip going down into his boot? saw him finish in 10th, still an amazing finish at a World cup. It looks exciting for World champs next weekend also in Norway.

I've been kinda MIA and busy so heres a link to Rebecca Rusch and my cycling news blog for the Trans Andes:

Next up I'll post some cool pictures. It was stunning in Chile.