January 20, 2011 Cruise

Wednesday morning I received news that my former collegiate teammate, Carla Swart, was killed in a car accident. Death is a difficult topic, and needless to say her passing has had a strong affect on me. I’ve heard stories in the past of cyclists dying in accidents and while they…

November 22, 2010 Cruise

Well this crazy semester is finally almost over. Hopefully I will never have to balance 21 credit hours, 2 jobs, and racing 3 national championship events in one semester ever again. It has had quite a toll on me, both mentally and physically, and so it is time for a…

September 30, 2010 Cruise

At the beginning of the semester I decided that I did not want to go to track nationals. Even though I love track racing, I do not like going to a big event that I do not specifically train for. Last year was a major disappointment for me dropping from…