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I am raising money so I can participate in this year's LIVESTRONG Challenge in Austin! This is a very important charity to me because I lost one of my best friends to prostate cancer. My Poppy was an awesome granddad, father, husband, friend, golfer and one of my bestest buddies. It was the saddest day of my life when he passed away. I put my yellow Livestrong bracelet on and have never taken it off. I want to help raise money so we can put an end to CANCER! I don't want anybody else to lose someone they love like I did. It hurts really bad! If we all pull together we can be sure that others get the help they need. You never know it could be you that needs the help! Please click on DONATE to help put an end to this really yucky disease!
As part of Team LIVESTRONG, I’m making a difference in the fight against cancer. I’ve joined with other people around the globe and across different events to raise money for LIVESTRONG. We may not all live in the same city or participate in the same sport but we’re united by hope, courage and determination.
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Saturday, July 10, 2010
What an exciting night! I got a surprise visit from Bill Wylie with OKC Velo Club. He gave me this trophy from when I raced in the OKC Velo Time Trial Series! I was very excited to receive it! I have put it right up with my other trophies and I am very proud! Thanks OKC Velo!
Friday, July 9, 2010
Last night was another night of racing but it had a crazy start! First, when we left our house and it was sunny to partly cloudy but on the way to Tulsa we drove through a huge rainstorm. I was praying the sun would burn off the clouds and the rain would go away so I could still race! It seemed to be working until we got to Sapulpa and the heavens opened up. My dad couldn't even see the road...it was CRAZY! We picked up my grandparents and still it was raining. We were hoping I would be able to race. We got to the race site and luckily the rain had slowed. Then, the changes began! Ok, so first they changed the race start time due to the rain (oops...now I had eaten my pre-race meal too early), then, I got a flat and we had to change my tube...but my tire was airing up funny! We had to take it off and start over because the tube had gotten twisted. Then, during my warm-up I noticed my wheel was really loose and we discovered my front hub was not tight. Next, they changed the distance of the race. It was originally scheduled to be a 10K TT but they changed it to a 15K. Next, I had completed my warm-up and was at the start line 3 minutes before my start time but it was delayed again and they changed my start time and so I sat! Ok...finally no more changes and the race began! I still put in a pretty good time even with all the changes! I finished the 15K in 32.07 with an average 17.37 mph...not too bad I guess for my age and first year of racing! It's hard to know if I am doing good for my age because there aren't a lot of other Jr. racers where I live. So, I compare myself to the older kids and the men and think that might be a little slow but I'm working on it. I will keep improving! Please keep checking back on my progress and you will see my speed increase!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Well, I found out today we have a new sponsor! I am very excited! It is Landmark Fine Homes. Thank you for supporting our team! If you would like to make a tax deductible donation it is EASY just click DONATE or you too can become a sponsor by contacting my coach, Rob Green or call him @ 405-520-1409. We really could use your help! And, you just might get mentioned on my blog!
Monday, July 5, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
I just got my new team kit today and I think it is really cool! I just wanted to post pictures of it and say thank you to my coach, Rob Green! I would like to say thank you to our sponsors Buchanan Bicyles, Vittoria Tires, Ideal Homes, The Forest Group, 405 Bicycles, University Barbarshop, Pauls Valley National Bank, and GB CPAs! You guys all rock!!!! Thank you for all you do for Team Rad Racing!!
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Well, I've been thinking about my upcoming Time Trial next week! I know I've been training but cyclists are always looking for anything to shave off some time. There are many options to consider a new TT bike, lighter pedals, carbon wheels, flat spokes, areobars, and the list goes on! Well, my parents weren't really ready to spend the $$$$ for some of those items so, I decided to get creative! I got a haircut! It was much cheaper and very areodynamic...it's a MOHAWK!!!! Yep...I LOVE IT!!!! OK...you're never going to believe this...my Grams started calling me Little Brave Rides Real Fast...she thinks she's pretty funny! Anyway, I'm hoping it will take at least few seconds off!!! Check it out!!!