I returned from Belgium to find my houseplants neglected, dried up, and nearly dead. My friend Hayley reassured me that they were worth keeping and nurturing back to health. Slowly but surely, they’ve reemerged: green, pushing upwards, and delighting me in every way possible. This is the best summary I can provide for the experience of completely emptying myself in Belgium at the hardest races I’ve ever seen, then returning to normal life in New England, and finally training back to racing fitness.
There are extreme highs and extreme lows in this life. My fiance’s grandmother became sick and passed away early this Spring. This took an enormous emotional toll on us, a grief previously unimaginable to me. We’ve somehow emerged and look forward to feeling whole, warm, and fast on the bike once again.
It’s my primary goal to thrive and challenge myself this Spring and Summer on the bike. Next I get to experience two weekends of racing in Oklahoma: Oklahoma Pro Am Classic and Tulsa Tough. I’m guest riding for The Meteor / Intelligenstia team at six high level criterium events. Keep up with the racing on twitter #USACrits or on their live streaming platform https://usacrits.tv/ .