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I had such an awesome experience racing my first European race! Going into the race, I was pretty nervous because I had no idea what to expect. I have heard so many stories about how other countries race, and I was worried it was going to be a shock! It was no more aggressive or fast than an NRC race, it was so cool to race against all these girls that are the same age as me!
I was so happy to finish the race with the field, I tried to set up Alexis for the sprint, but it was so hard to move her up in to position in the last 2k, there was a crash in the last 400 meters that messed up her sprint and so we finished 41st and 43rd. Not exactly our goal, but we were happy to call it a season!
I describe the race step by step in this video:
I am very excited for the next year and I can't wait to race world championships next year (well hopefully, I have to qualify first)
This is right before the start, it was pretty cold!
Staging for the start, keeping my focus!
Congratulating Alexis on a job well done!
Talking about the race!
Making friends with our neighbors, the Canadians
Happy after the road race!
We got pudding and cookies for our recovery.... it was so good!!!!
I have really enjoyed my time here in Copenhagen! Leaving tomorrow to head back to the US, I'm going to miss this place! Let the off season begin!!
(These pictures come from Velonews.com)
Hi Friends and Family!
Over the past several months traveling around the world racing my bike, I have been focusing my prayers specifically towards the country of Haiti. Last spring, I had the amazing opportunity to serve in Haiti. My life was changed in all directions by meeting the people, caring for children, working on homes, and most importantly, seeing the lives transformed by spreading a message of Hope through Jesus Christ.
I have the very exciting opportunity to return to Haiti to serve the Lord through a mission trip sponsored by my church, Forest Hill in Charlotte, NC. The trip is this October 5th-12th (2013).
While in Haiti, my team will be serving the village of Minoterie and the Village of Champions. We will be at Mission of Hope (MOH), a Christian organization that has been located in Haiti for over 25 years! Some of the resources MOH offers to the Haitian Community are school, church, medical/disaster relief, orphan care and many more advancement opportunities! (visit http://www.mohhaiti.org/ to learn more!)
While in Haiti, I will be staying at the 75-acre Mission of Hope Campus. Mission of Hope is in the process in developing their campus daily and advancing the growth for all Haitians. Some of the exciting developments that my team will help serve in:
One of the ways you can help me with this trip is by your prayer. Pray for our team, Mission of Hope, and the men, women, and children of Haiti. It is only by prayer that I will be able to experience a return to Haiti.
There are financial costs to go to Haiti and serve on this trip. The cost of this trip is $1700 and each member of my team are separately responsible to raise money through support.
Gifts to the church, with an indication of preference for my trip are tax deducible to the extent allowed by law. If you are able to assist me, financially, on my trip to Haiti please: make checks payable to Forest Hill Church. Indicate "Mission Trip Haiti- October 2013" on the Memo line and NOT my name. Checks can be mailed to: 7724 Park Road, Charlotte, NC, 28210. (**Please indicate my name on a letter to ensure the gift goes to the cost of my trip**)
If you wish to make an online transaction, please visit:
Thank you for your prayers and donations, may God bless you as you consider involvement in supporting this mission.
Letter to include if mailing a check:
We want to support the mission outreach of Forest Hill Church and we are sending a gift of $ , Our preference is that the gift be used to support the short-term mission that is participating on. We understand the use of the gift is subject to the discretion and control of Forest Hill Church.
FOREST HILL CHURCH
ATTN: GLOBAL MISSIONS
7224 PARK ROAD~ CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA~ 28210
PHONE: 704-716-8700 ~FAX 704-716-5501
MISSION OF HOPE SPRING BREAK 2012:
Village of Levec:
The church worship at the Mission of Hope Campus
Today at 4pm, the Dare to Be Project visited the Boys and Girls club of Redlands, CA. The Dare to Be Project gifted thirty bicycles to children of the club between the ages of twelve and fifteen. Two-time Olympian, Amber Neben began a ministry project of reaching out to underserved children across Southern California. She comes the children with a message about overcoming adversities and challenges that they might endure in life and bring them a gift of a bicycle. After hearing an inspiring message, the children went outside to receive a helmet, a lock, and (for some) their first own bicycle.
With smiles as wide as the Southern Californian interstates, and hearts pumping of excitement, the children jumped onto their new bikes and immediately began cruising around in the parking lot. Thirty cruisers and BMX bikes filled the half-court basketball lot as the children rode in circles and played with one another. You could see the joy on their faces and in their laughter as some bumped into one another as if they were bumper cars. Some kids began practicing tricks on the BMX bikes, while others stood aside talking to one another about where they were going to ride on their new bike.
Finding small moments to connect with a child I asked what they wanted to be when they grew up. I got responses such as "a lawyer, a doctor, a teacher, a singer, a fashion designer, etc." With Neben's message of persevering through the bumps in the road, I reminded the children that nothing in life is limitless.
With the gift a bike the freedom directly parallels to the freedom of opportunity children have in their lives.
I feel so blessed to have been included in the opportunity to serve the needs of children in Redlands, CA.
To learn more about the Dare to Be Project click on their website here: http://www.thedaretobeproject.org/The_Dare_to_Be_Project/Home.html
To learn how you can help the Boys and Girls Club of Redlands, click here:
"Today is a perfect day to update my blog!" I thought to myself as I rolled out of bed, put my toes on the soft carpet floor, and veered out the window to see my fear: God is crying ice pellets this morning! Yes, Charlotte is witnessing the first (and probably only) ice storm of the winter. So far the only damage has occurred in the grocery stores as people stock up on bread, milk, and eggs; no, not even classes in school are canceled. Unfortunately, the ice has in fact kept me from riding my bike outside today and it will be a trainer ride for me for the day.
Cyclocross nationals was so much fun! We tied against Brevard College for the team overall classification (the most important part of collegiate racing) and we had to settle for second place from the tie breaker of the number of wins.
I was stoked to be apart of a great team and receive my first ever cyclocross collegiate team medal! I love collegiate racing; ever riders' placing counts for points. It equalizes the men and women and every rider is just as important as the strongest rider. A team cannot win with one strong rider, or a men's only team.
On Saturday morning, the whistle blew and I was off for my race. I struggled to clip into my pedal and started far in the back of the pack. I sprinted around carnage and hit right into the mud (which was more like smooth peanut butter covered in motor oil). I fell over maybe 3 times within the first 500 meters of racing.
On the start line I was ready I was thinking "I'm gonna win this, I'm gonna win!" Then halfway in, I was thought, "Well, I am so far back from falling over, I will just have fun and ride hard!" Then towards the end I was covered in mud, wet, cold, and had a bloody knee. I thought to myself "Okay, when is this going to end? Why am I doing this?"
Nonetheless, I had so much fun racing and being apart of the team. I have never experienced a bike race where I was covered in mud nor have ever had to run with my bike so much. I can put that one in the record books.
I am just now getting home from a very long drive from Madison, WI. Luckily, I can keep myself pretty entertained while sitting in a small space all day. I start off the morning of an all-day drive by sipping a hot cup of coffee flavored water from the gas station and I sit and glaze out the window in a haze to wake up.
Next, I begin reading a book and I switch back and forth from my Bible, my journal, and my 'fun' reads. After reading for a while, it's almost time to make a pit stop at a gas station where I run around the parking lot, doing lunges, and Richard Simmons' exercise routines.
I get back in the bus and settle in back to my books and if I am lucky, I will get a solid 15 minute nap in. After 2 hours of twiddling my fingers and talking to my collegiate teammates about their thoughts on the food in the cafeteria (a reoccurring subject of discussion) it is about time to make lunch.
I wiggle my way down the one-foot ally of our short bus and fix myself a turkey sandwich with carrots and hummus. After savoring every bite and trying to make it last as long as possible, I sit and twiddle my fingers in the opposite direction for another 2 hours. I continue to read my books.
After I finish my reads, I get a phone call from my boyfriend Greg and we catch up from the very busy day! It's about 3pm and my brain is fried from reading so I tune into my Ipod and jam out to my horribly sounding Dubstep songs. I draw a picture. I make a list of groceries I have to get when I get home. I make a list of each price that I think each item will cost. I even make a list of the laundry I need to wash.
Now it's dark outside and my eyes become dreary and heavy. I get another 20 minute cat nap in. The short bus rolls over the rumble strips and I am quickly awaken. My friend, Sarah, moves into the seat next to me and we start singing and dancing to songs flashing back to the 1990s punk music then sing the whole soundtrack to The Sound of Music, followed by the Lion King, then Wicked. We discussed how beautiful the movie "Les Miserables" was and how we wished we could watch it now!
We gave each other rapper names for singing old school rap songs. I am Shugar Kube, and she is Shirley Temple. Crap.... our Ipod batteries have died and there is only 15% battery life left in our phones with enough life to tell our parents that we are almost back to campus.
We make fun of our coach Hugh Moran who is jamming out to Pink Floyd while everyone else is half asleep.
We twiddle our fingers for another 2 hours in anticipation to get to Asheville and eat some delicious Neo Burrito (http://www.neoburrito.com/). They were closing down for the night but were gracious enough to feed 14 hungry college kids some dinner!
It's about 9:30pm and with tummies full of burrito goodness, we make it back to school safe and sound and finally rest in our own beds! Ah it's good to be home!
Huge thanks to everyone from Mars Hill College cycling team for a great race. Thank you to the USA Cycling staff and volunteers who spent everyday in the 15 degree weather with snow,mud, and ice. Thank you to the MHC coach Hugh Moran for taking care of us throughout the week and all the driving.
Lastly, thank you to all the people who came out to cheer; the heckles I received kept me pushing through the race!
More blog updates to come! Thanks for following!
If you follow my blog on a regular schedule, you might have noticed I have not updated my experiences of life since Thursday August 16th, 2012... that's quite a long time. I have not quite my blogging, rather, I have taken my off season hiatus from blog updates. I take a break not only from blogging but I took a break from racing my bike and living out of a suitcase week to week.
Tomorrow is the big day! I am traveling to my new home; a place where I had always dreamed of living and in an unfamiliar environment with unfamiliar people. Tomorrow I am, yet again, putting myself out of my comfort zone and moving in to college!
Below a rider attempts to puck up a water bottle.
Corina (age: 10) practicing her skills!
These kids have so much energy, it's crazy, but some don't mind the occasional push from the back to help them get up and over the climb. I am building my arm strength this week, for sure! Having lots of fun being 'Coach Addy'.
Stay tunned for more cycling camp updates!
You might notice I have a stars and stripes jersey on, maybe someone passed down to me, and I wasn't a national champion then, but I dreamt about it.
Eight years later, I am capping off my final year as a junior. Never did I imagine winning 5 national jerseys, obtain a national track record, and a handful of medals. With the help of so many people like Robin Farina, Uptown Cycles, NOW Pro Cycling team and of course my parents, I am able to have achieve so much in just the start of my career.
They, among many others, have helped me achieve my dreams and now I move from the big fish in a small pond to a shrimp in the ocean!
Above is the podium for the 2k Individual Pursuit at the Junior Track National Championships last week.
She is a champion in the making, winning 3 bronze medals this week!
Above, keeping her calm before she starts the 500m Time Trial.
I hope to impact some one's life where they can be inspired to be a champion, not matter if they win medals or not!
Great ideas to come! I may be leaving the junior field as a racer, but I will never leave the junior field as an ambassador!
What am I doing now?
I am currently at Mars Hill, NC for the Mars Hill junior cycling camp. I am a camp counsellor, here, empowering kids the potential this sport gives and teaching kids how to be a great bike racer. In the past, I have been to so many junior camps, as a camper. Now, being a counsellor, it feels so different, but I love the role!
Stay tunned for more junior cycling camp updates! Thanks for reading!
Where am I?
A National Time Trial Champion. I am a bit speechless. I am overcome with so much excitement, motivation and focus for this accomplishment and for punching my ticket, automatically qualifying for the 2012 Junior Road World Championships in Limburg, Holland.
This victory was monumental for me! Twice, I have fallen short from the top step and twice, I had to go home with a silver medal, rethinking the entire race about what I could have done differently to make up only a few seconds.
Since last year, after getting second place, I have been thinking about how badly I wanted to win. Not only to get a national title on the road, but to see how God can use me in the cycling world as a leader.
This year started off by getting the opportunity to race the women's Tour of New Zealand with the US Women's National Team. I raced alongside Olympic gold Time Trial Champion, Kristin Armstrong as well as Evelyn Stevens, the US Elite National Time Trial Champion. I observed how they raced and what they did leading in to the time trial. I saw how in tuned they were to every minute detail of the course.
Next, I got to race as the youngest rider in the inaugural Exergy Tour. "Wow! That was amazing", I thought to myself as I finished the final stage. I got to practice my time trial skills there where I finished 49th out of the 94 starters of the time trial stage and thanks to the amazing media coverage on the Tour Tracker, I got to watch myself time trial on video.
I pin pointed everything during my race. My form, my position, and my pedal stroke, I wanted to perfect everything. I even watched how I crashed on the turn around by coming in to the wet U-turn too fast and how I can be more careful and not take so much risk next time while at the same time, not losing time by being overly cautious.
The Exergy tour was amazing prep for my National Championship race due to the similar course profile and length of the course. I knew I had to be on top form that race. After the racing was over, I met up with Amber Neben at the post race party. She told me a lot about time trialing and like Evie and Kristin, I heard very similar things.
I was steadfast to listening to these time trial champions. Like a sponge, I absorbed everything they told me and apply as much as I could to my own time trial performances.
Two weeks before the national championships, I was very nervous about what I was about to do. I knew I had to win. I couldn't sleep very well because I kept thinking about the race and the possibility of winning! I visualized myself in the race. I visualized myself winning the race. I saw myself ride across the finish line and having the face of leaving everything out on the road.
When the day finally came, I exploded off the start ramp, gave it my all and not missing a single beat. I focused on nothing but my breath and the course ahead of me. I had done possibly everything I could to have the best performance and race of my life. I gave the rest up to God to let Him decide. I crossed the finish line with noodle legs and I came in with the new fastest time. For a couple minutes, I sat in the hot seat, literally, being in Augusta, until all my competitors finished.
When my director told me I won, I was overcome with emotions. When I found out how much I won by; I was almost in tears.
I was so happy. I had a lot of people watching me race; my whole family, my team mates, the coach from the college I will be attending in the fall, my director, and more. When they all came to the tent to congratulate me, I just couldn't believe it. All the hard work I put in finally paid off!
Now I am shifting my focus for the Road World Championships in September. Last year I got 14th place in the time trial just under one minute off from the winning time and I was very shocked to even achieve that! This year, I have developed so much. I have international races under my belt and more to come! Who says I couldn't get in the top 5 this year or even get on the podium? I am ready. I am excited to take this victory and add more to it. I am honored to represent junior women's cycling, and being a future champion in professional cycling.
Many thanks to all the friends, family and sponsors who have helped me get to this point in just the beginning of my career. All the cheers and fast wishes go a long way. And to all the professional women racers who might be reading this, your advice and words of wisdom that you give to me and other young riders are like treasure to us. Please continue to mentor, thank you!