Saturday, February 26, 2011


I have two passions! Cycling and LIVESTRONG!

If you read my blog enough you probably know this but if you don't well...I'm a 13 year old competitive Jr. cyclist. I believe in going fast and giving back!

I need your help! I am raising money again this year so I can participate in the LIVESTRONG Challenge in Austin, TX! This became my non-profit of choice because I lost one of my best friends to prostate cancer and Lance Armstrong is one of my heroes. My Poppy was an awesome grandfather! He was also a father, a husband, a brother, a friend, an awesome golfer (he shot a 70 on his 70th birthday) and one of my best buddies. Unfortunately, he didn't get diagnosed soon enough and passed away in November 2007. It was the saddest day of my life!

I put on my yellow LIVESTRONG bracelet and have never taken it off! I am raising money to continue the fight Poppy lost! 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 others get the help they need. You never know it could be you who needs the help! Please give what you can...because every $1 helps. Click here to visit my fundraising website or print off a donation form. Please write my PARTICIPANT ID #297759208 on the check. All donations must have a form attached. I want to thank you for doing whatever you can to help me reach my goal of $5,000. Together we can all LIVESTRONG!

Sunday, February 20, 2011


I hope everyone survived all the ice and snow! It was sort of fun to play in but it meant no bike training outside...BUMMER! So, I just kept spinning for hours on the trainer and looking at the beautiful white stuff while dreaming of days like we are experiencing now! I mean we all knew it would melt but when it really does it is AWESOME! It is like a dream come true!

I got the biggest surprise right before the snow fell! My NEW Team BIKE!!! My mom picked it up on a Saturday and before I could get my fit the snow fell and fell and fell and fell. I was finally able to get fit and ride outside and I LOVE MY BIKE!!!!

THANK YOU, Coach Green with TEAM RAD RACING for this incredible gift! Thank you BUCHANAN BICYCLES for your sponsorship! Thank you Ryan Lenhart for your amazing BG Fit and the special gift you gave me! I have let my mom wash it a couple of times but then I put it right back on! Thank you SPECIALIZED for this incredible ride! feels like I'm just floating on air when I ride! I can't even feel the road beneath me! ANOTHER DREAM COME TRUE!

Well, I begin racing next month and I am so excited! We have been very busy lining out my racing schedule and the anticipation is growing! I am DREAMING of another amazing year!   

I am also getting ready to begin my fundraising for LIVESTRONG! I will be riding again this year in the LIVESTRONG Challenge in Austin. I am DREAMING of raising even more money than I did last year! Soon, I will be posting a way for you to make donations so we can help others DREAMS come true. A life without CANCER!

So, I'm DREAMING of an AMAZING year. Maybe this is a good sign, 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit...hmmm! I hope this translates to me being Fast like a Rabbit! I'll keep you posted!