Showing posts from May, 2016

Where did the winter go?

Last update in October…sheesh.   Must have been that school thing taking up some time.   With the Olympics looming and entering my 9 th year as a professional bike racer, it was great to ensure some mental and physical variety in the program this winter with the addition of an anatomy course and staying home to log lots of ski miles. For me focus tends to lead to focus and I always feel like I perform well when I am engaged in learning on multiple fronts. Bike racing and travelling is back in full focus and swing now though.   The World cup opener in Australia went fairly smoothly despite surgery on my thumb 2 weeks prior.   A bone break in late February wouldn’t unionize so pins were inserted to stabilize the break.   My thumb is still ridiculously fat looking but grip strength was not impacted and riding carried on pretty much as normal thanks to Di2 shifting enabling a left hand set up. The only way my thumb held me back was by limiting the skills work and bike play I did