Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!






What a fun month! Dancing at the Loft, carving pumpkins, decorating cookies and dressing up!

Friday, October 26, 2007

One Got Fat- Monkeys teach bike safety

http://youtube.com/watch?v=cQgAMkMmsfg

Great video! I think these monkeys know more about bike safety than most people! They did forget their helmets though.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Quiz stolen from Casey's blog stolen from Ashlie's blog

I am stealing this
quiz from Casey's blog. I have mostly bike stuff on my blog so I thought I'd mix it up a bit. Actually most of my cool blog ideas are stolen from Casey.

1. Height? 5' 5"
2. Have you ever smoked? Not cigarettes
3. Do you own a gun? No, more likely to injure myself.
4. Favorite kind of music? Alternative
5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? Yes. Hate the doctor (I see enough of them every day.)
6. What do you think of hot dogs? Ick.
7. What's your favorite kids movie? Shrek
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Starbucks Venti Latte no flavors.
9. Can you do push ups? A few girl ones, my elbow is still weak!
10. Is your bathroom clean? Mine is but the kid's is questionable.
11. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? My chainring necklace.
12. Do you like painkillers? No I still have some from the ER.
13. What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite sex? Road rash scar on my face?
14. Do you have A.D.D.? Yes, this quiz is actually about 30 questions long but I'm getting bored with it so I'll have to answer the rest another time!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

7th again. . . and again!

Both Saturday and Sunday were cyclocross races this weekend. Ashley opted for a wet football game and I went with Sam to Ogden to race in the mud. (Yes, I'm seeing Sam again! We are doing well after a rough summer and it is so nice to be with a guy willing to spend his weekends standing in the rain cheering me on while I flounder in the mud.)

Saturday's race was so wet and muddy. I was soaked to the bone. By the time Sam raced (the good people go last) the course was thick sticky mud. Sam had to change bikes halfway through because his was so gunked up. He rode hard and managed to pull off a brutal 3rd. I rode well and ended up 7th once again.

Sunday we were out racing at Wheeler Farm. Ashley decided to stay in her warm bed. I was tired and didn't feel like I put out my best effort. I also have a tendency to get lost and ride in circles which doesn't help. Still I finished 7th once again. After riding hard on Saturday, Sam just didn't have the push he needed to hang with an incredibly fast 35+ field and had to drop out.

We are hoping for a nice dry weekend of racing next week.



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Sunday, October 14, 2007

More Crazy Cyclocross!!



Our second cross race was at RMR. It was my first time racing there since my season ending crash at the criterium race on May 30. Fortunately this race stayed away from the drag strip and my speeds were slow enough that even though I fell down alot there were no injuries! This was a hard course with lots of short steep sections, the usual barriers and the "Green Monster". The "Green Monster" was the terribly steep grassy section that we had to run up and traverse across (see below).

Ashley did awesome! She was the only girl in the 14 and under catergory. Out of 10 kids she took 5th (as she says- she beat 4 boys). And since she was the only girl she officially took 1st. I managed to place 7th. Which sounds better than DFL! That is all right. It was a fun race and I can only get better.



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Friday, October 12, 2007

Very Scary!!!

Corey Rushton's website? The cost of Austin's college tuition? 2 Months until Christmas? Not sure what is so scary but I had to share this great picture of Mom.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Austin and Ysenia

Okay, I know it looks like I favor one of my children over the other. . . It's not true! I love them both the same. It is just that Austin hates to have his picture taken. He even managed to miss his Senior picture at High School. Said he had mono or some such excuse!

Austin has submitted an original design of his for a competition for a billboard. Voting starts this Friday. If he wins he'll get $1000. That would really help with college. Go to http://www.971zht.com/pages/zoobillboard/ to vote. His design is #42 with the animals.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Happy Birthday Ashley!!!

She's officially a Teenager now! Happy 13th!

The weather was crummy so we decided not to race this weekend. We still had a great day shopping and going to the movies. In the evening we went to dinner with some of our family. Ashley had a great birthday and tonight she gets to have another party with her family.


Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Practice, practice

Last night I went to the park and practiced running and jumping onto the bike. It made me very glad I'm not a guy! Ashley, of course, had the technique down almost immediately (aaah youth!). I'm going back to practice some more tonight. I seem to be good entertainment for the men's soccer league that practices at the park. And I wonder why I dont' have a boyfriend?!?