photo thanks to Madison GuyWell I definitely took a long break from blogging this winter! I guess I didn't feel the need to really update on the mundane details. This is, afterall, primarily a bike racing blog and I can tell you that there was definitely no bike racing for me these past three months.
It was a long season in 2009 and with 75 race days (a new high for me) I needed a break. Plenty of cross country skiing this winter with one of the best snow seasons we've had in years. Consistent, good snow from early December through mid February.
I also stepped up my bike commuting and rode the 22 mile round trip most days. Studded tires and ski goggles were key items in making that happen. Over 800 miles this year so far just riding to work.
But it's mid March and the bike season looms and it's time to fire up the blogging again. I will continue to race with Team Kenda on the road this season and can't wait to be out on the roads with both my new and familiar teammates! A trip down to Hillsboro, IL will bring the first race of the year on April 10 for the Hillsboro Roubaix - a sure to be fun 60 mile road race that usually draws a solid Midwest field of riders.
But first up is a week in Georgia riding with a group of UW cycling alums. Nothing like riding in the mountains to help kick your training up a notch!