Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sorry Johnny Hoogerland, Crashing Through Barbed Wire is So Last Century.

Yep, that's right Johnny. I made crashing through a barbed wire fence on my bike cool before you were even born. Okay, so riding your bike to band practice with a clarinet hooked over your handle bars isn't exactly riding in the Tour de France but this might be my only claim to cycling crash fame. It was pretty cool too because according to one completely horrified neighbor, you could lift the bottom part of my nose right off my face like some awesomely crafted gross Halloween mask. 32 little micro-stitches applied by a bad tempered plastic surgeon to sew that sucker back in place.

Sorry, but there is no You Tube video footage - just ask my mom, she'll tell you in gory detail.
Just in case you missed it Hoogerland's attempt to steal my thunder.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Carol's Challenge is Official!

Two Women, two days, 140 miles through the desert from Cardon Children's Hospital in Mesa, Arizona to Beads of Courage HQ in Tucson! October 22nd and 23rd, 2011 we will be riding for the children of Beads of Courage to bring hope and healing.

Show the love by making a donation on either the Crowdrise Carol's Challenge Ride page or by sponsoring a bead kit on the Team Beads of Courage page. Scroll all the way down to Team Beads of Courage Supporter, select "Send to Team Member" and then select "Carol's Challenge" in the second drop down. Kiersten and I will be sent beads to carry for the strands of children in treatment!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

El Tour de Mesa

April 16th, 2011. Kiersten and I rode this one together - it was her first organized ride for Team Beads of Courage! She killed that hill on Usery Pass.