Friday, September 11, 2009


I’m ticked off at my odometer. Aside from that being a hilariously funny pun, I’m serious. In recent weeks I have found that my odometer is counting 2 less miles per 50 ridden on average compared to my cycling counterparts. What the heck does that mean? It means that I likely rode 313 miles at the 24 Hours of Booty and not 301…and that ticks me off.

OK, let’s talk about the race that was the subject of my last blog entry. Actually, you know what? Let’s not.

Instead let’s talk about someone who actually has some skills at this bike racing thing. Remember my blog about Evelyn Stevens -the woman that went from Investment Banker to stage winner in the Route de France within 15 months of purchasing her first bike? Well, one month later she’s already added to her resume. Evelyn went on to finish second on General Classification in the Route de France. But, she didn’t stop there. The Wall Street Journal did a nice story on her, too. But, that's not the end either.

Evelyn placed 2nd in the National TT Championship. 6th in the National Road Race Championship. Now she has been selected for the USA World Championship Team. YES, a mere 16 months after starting the sport, she will be vying for a World Championship title. That’s insane. But, hold on, I’m not done.

Evelyn recently signed a pro contract with one of the most powerful teams in all of cycling. And I’d like you to notice I did not say “one of the most powerful women’s teams in America.” Nope, she was signed by the same team that houses riders the likes of Mark Cavendish, George Hincapie, Kim Kirchen, Ina Teutenberg, Mara Abbott….the list goes on and on.

Columbia-HTC snatched up the young talent and I, for one, am very excited to watch how her career develops. After all, that was supposed to be me.

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