After three great days of riding at CampoVelo Weekend, I was ready to get serious about spring training back in Utah. With no weekend trips and only two work trips in the last two months, I could take advantage of our amazing local roads. Even better, I'm doing it on a new bike! I've been looking for the last few years, but finally pulled the trigger on a dreamy Pinarello Dogma F8.
I take our local roads for granted, concentrating on intervals or chatting with friends rather than taking photos. We have some of the best training roads in the world, as many pros and others have discovered. It's been great to see so many people out this spring enjoying our not-so-little secret.
I had an interesting visit to the allergy doctor yesterday. It appears that the only way I can be allergy free is move to Antarctica, continue to avoid celery, and just in case I have a penguin allergy - don't get a pet. I guess I could test that theory with a quick trip to the zoo.
Word has it, that this spring and summer are horrible for allergies here in Utah. A dry winter, strong winds, little rain, and who knows what else have affected almost anyone you meet. Until I ran into the food allergy issues last year, I didn't think I had allergies to anything. After yesterday, I'll have to plan an extra 30 minutes whenever I fill out a medical form. I'm new to the allergy thing and have many friends that have lived with it their entire lives and get shots to manage - I'm realizing it's a real pain. So, here's a recap of how I ended up worrying about penguin allergies.
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I have a hard time turning down a new cycling kit, especially if it represents and supports women's cycling. In addition to riding in the best gear out there, I can proudly display my support and jumpstart a conversation or two about women's cycling.
My local cycling team is primarily sponsored by Skullcandy and the kits are made by Utah company DNA Cycling which also provides team sponsorship. While our cycling team isn't women's specific, I'm very proud we are associated with DNA as they support our local pro women's team DNA Cycling pb K4. (Just one of many kits on my wish list)
Let's start with the facts. I'm 6 feet tall and for my height, have long femurs and even longer torso. When not wearing…