Monday, January 18, 2010

Red Cross Mobile Text Donation to HAITI

If you'd like to make an easy and legitimate donation to Haiti, the American Red Cross offers a TEXT option via your cell phone that delivers 100% of your dollar to relief efforts. Check out the link for additional information. Directions below as well:

1. create a text to 90999
2. type "haiti" in the text area
3. hit "send"
4. you will receive a response asking you to confirm with a "YES" you'd like to donate $10 which will be charged to your phone bill.
5. you will receive another text asking if you'd like to continue receiving text updates. You may respond with "no" or "yes". I responded with "no" and haven't received additional texts.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Amira, Amore!

Many thanks to U-Bikes for their excellent mechanics who built the bike up. Here's a photo of Lester (GM of University Bikes in Boulder, CO), Daphne, and Randy Gaffney out on the bike today. The Amira is the fast one in front.

Wow! Day 3 on my new Amira by Specialized, and I'm a happy camper. The Amira ride is smooth and precise, with quick cornering. I'm on the short side (5'4" when I stretch), and the 48cm frame is a perfect womens-specific fit. While the bike is built for racing, so far it's been very comfortable for the long team rides. I've logged 7 hours in the saddle over the last 3 days, and there's not a sore spot or sore muscle anywhere. For anyone looking to upgrade to a new bike that fits women, this is a great choice!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

BCSM Power Training Day

Len, Julia and I got our ya-ya's out spinning in the comfort of the BCSM computrainer room today. Other than the embarrassing question of "how much do you weigh?" ---and then they add 20 lbs -- I promise it will be a pleasurable (okay, and somewhat painful on the "efforts") experience with your friends to cheer you on and race against you. So, if you've been on the fence about whether or not to sign up for the Wed rides with Lester (& sometimes Neal)... jump over to our side. We'd love to have you!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Out of the Box

Today I broke free from the indoor box and rode routes not seen in over 3-months - I gave it more juice than winter training calls for. Pretty hard to control the endorphins! The neck flexibility is coming back, but I need to keep working on that. I'll join the 'boys' ride as soon as rehab conditions permit. Steve