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All in a Day’s Work – 15 Hours in Bend, Oregon

16 Comments 25 January 2011

5:00am: Wakeup call. Yes, get out of bed. You won’t regret it later. 5:00 – 6:00am: Start working. Drink a preliminary cup of coffee. Put on your puffer jacket. 6:00 -7:30am: Go to Thump Coffee and work. Then go back to the apartment to grab something and get ready for a meeting. Watch the sun [...]

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A National Level Throttling: Taking my Licks

24 Comments 13 December 2010

Cyclocross Nationals. Friday, December 10th, 2010. T-Minus two hours to the Womens 30-34 race. A yellow school bus pulls up to the race venue and unloads a swarm of gradeschool kids – friends of a junior racer, released from their daily obligations and unleashed on the course to make crazy cheering magic for their buddy. [...]

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Cyclocross Lessons from Golden Gate BASP: Don’t Race From the Back

7 Comments 09 December 2010

Golden Gate Park. Sunny and cold. I have been thinking about this race for two weeks. Every night before bed, playing out the starting straightaway in my head. It’s a false flat (uphill) on pavement. The course fence narrows on the left side a little bit. The first turn is to the right, from pavement [...]

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How to Lose a Bike Race

14 Comments 24 November 2010

It’s Saturday, November 20, 2010 and I want to win the Oregon Cyclocross State Championships. I figure I have an outsider’s chance in hell, so why not go for it. Rumor has it the course is hilly, which doesn’t exactly suit my strengths, but if I’ve learned anything racing cyclocross it’s that anything can happen. [...]

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The Joni Kabana Effect (Living Your Best Damn Life)

8 Comments 22 November 2010

This is a post about how to change your life (and how meeting amazing people along the way can sometimes help). But the most important thing about this post is the event invitation at the very end. Don’t miss it! Smooches, Swift Prelude: Plan. Then Jump. In 2006 I quit my job as a Marketing [...]

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How to Beat Tyler Farrar at Guitar Hero

14 Comments 15 November 2010

I don’t know. I don’t even know how to play Guitar Hero, or what it looks like, or why it’s so awesome. All I know is that last night, in front of a full house at Upper Echelon Fitness I made Tyler defend his addiction to the XBox and it was my favorite part of [...]

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