Monday, May 25, 2009

You want me to do What?

Here is a great story to tell. After my weekend at Frankfort, and Louisville, KY I really thought hard about a lot of things. I felt so good in those races and our team would have won both races if I wouldn't have been behind an excited early pedaling young racer. God had other plans there and I didn't approach him and he didn't approach me. I should have asked if he was alright even though he took me down. I am over it and next time I see him I will ask how he is doing. Any way I felt great after that weekend so I thought about going to Iowa.

At home I knew it would be to much traveling so I thought if I still want to race the rest of the year I better pay attention to what God wanted me to do. So I was going to go see my grandma in DC but then I got an e-mail from one of my teammates saying he wanted me to race with him local and that would be better than no teammates at DC. It was a good thing I stayed at home all day Saturday because Caylin learned how to ride a bike on two wheels. She already has 8 miles logged in on two wheels and wants to ride in her sleep. Yes it is true I did push her too much on saturday to the point she puked. Caylin thought hard about that and took the training wheels off because I told her it would be less work and she could go faster. I know that is why she wanted to learn to ride on two wheels, just say the word "faster" and she goes! She wants her seat down so she can touch the ground while on the seat. I am ok with that for now.

I am so amazed how God worked everything out for me to see her face the first time she did it. God is so awesome and plans everything out so perfectly. Also Panther/RGF pb Felt did really good out at Iowa taking 2nd and 7th at Snake Alley, and 2nd at Quad Cities. Here in Erie, PA We took 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 6th. Not a sweep but that is because Nate Larson was super strong and took 2nd. I tired several times to bridge up to him and Andy(Lazer) but had two really strong riders on my wheel. Awesome weekend but not looking foreward to the scale tomorrow. I did hit under 190 last week but will be blessed to be below 193 this week.

No More Training Wheels

Caylin has rode 14 miles in 3 days! She took off her training wheels on Saturday and now she doesn't want to stop riding. I wonder who she got that from? Daddy and Mommy took Caylin on a trail ride on Saturday. Daddy kept telling Caylin to go faster and faster, and she listened. At times she was going 10 mph. When we got home Caylin was in the bathroom throwing up. I guess Daddy worked her too hard! Daddy is already teaching Caylin race tactics. (OH, NO!)

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Caylin is having fun playing T-Ball this spring. When I asked her what she likes best about t-ball she said, "hitting and running the bases." Last night when they hit the ball they were only suppose to run to first base, but Caylin wanted to run all the bases. I guess she thought she hit a home run.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Rolling Ridge Ranch

We went to Rolling Ridge Ranch today. Caylin had so much fun riding in a horse drawn wagon and feeding all the animals. Some of the animals were pretty greedy and wanted the entire bucket of food. Caylin absolutely loved the petting area of the ranch. She gave lots of lovin' to all the baby animals.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Hilton Head 2009

We are back from our trip to Hilton Head. I thought I would share a few (many) of our favorite pictures.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Hilton Head

We have enjoyed a wonderful week at Hilton Head Island. It has been in the 80's everyday. I love playing in the sand and the ocean. I have eaten lots of shrimp on this vacation.

Walterboro 38 mph every lap

Floyd Landis, Mark Hekman, John Murphy just to name a few were in the race. I was hoping to have a great race, but I have come to a road that is just to much too handle. No excuses, I just don't have it. The Lord has blessed me so much to finish these races and with no crashes. Most laps I could have used a 55/11 instead of a 53/11. I made it to the front early in the race, but couldn't move up any further than 65th at the end. I did manage to get in the hardest races of the year. I don't think my races wil be any harder than that.