Thursday, August 30, 2007

Salida con't

We are now in Salida, CO; the season is over and I am resting, eating whatever I want (margaritas, nachos, pizza, lasagna, etc.) and riding for fun. Salida seems to be the perfect place for this. We are camped at a nice RV resort and kayaked (duckies) the river behind us with Todd's Step-Dad Chris. Our First Century No picture. Todd and I did our first century, Going Green, in Salida. There were ~180 riders but some did shorter loops. I drafted Todd a good bit on the way to the Cottonwood Pass climb then it was every man for themselves. I was supposed to draft him on the way out and he was going to draft me on the way back, but he didn't eat half of what I ate and I felt really strong at the end so he told me to take off. I finished 1st in 6:08, Todd finished 3rd (he took a wrong turn and added a little distance). Oh yeah, it wasn't a race. Monarch Crest Trail, above timberline. Todd's Mom and Step-Dad came to Salida to visit. We had a great BBQ at their cabin, lots of food and too much drink.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Snowmass Aug 11th

My Short Track race. see for video (focuses on leaders, of which I was not). The start pile-up was much bigger; by the time the video turns to look, most of us were back up and on our bikes. I am the second one to cross the screen (left to right) after the pile-up. It is a month later and I still have scrapes and bruises, especially on my hip. Todd 3rd in National Series, Expert 40-44 Tuesday August 21, 2007 - 10:41am (MDT


Krista riding through the flowers on Engineer Mountain Trail

Engineer Mountain Trail south of Coal Bank Pass

Krista climbing Coal Bank Pass to Engineer Mountain Trail

Above timberline, Todd riding Engineer Mountain Trail

Todd climbing Coal Bank Pass to Engineer Mountain Trail Tuesday August 21, 2007 - 10:06am