December 14, 2006

My one and only ‘cross race of the season

This past weekend, I finally worked myself up to spectate a cross race. All season I’ve been avoiding it because I would much rather be racing than watching. I’m a doer not a watcher. Saturday… Read more »

December 6, 2006

Who is that Vanderkitten?

Who is Vanderkitten? She is otherwise known as Ophelia, she’s the kitten of Dave and Jennie Verrecchia and the inspiration for their clothing company. As I sit here and watch my own kitty hard at… Read more »

November 8, 2006

The fabulous Sheila Moon

Well known in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, Sheila Moon is rapidly taking over the world. Well, her clothing is anyway. In fall of 2003 Sheila Moon debuted her self titled clothing brand in… Read more »

October 23, 2006

Where in the world is Barbarella?

As many of you may have noticed, I haven’t been to a single cross race this season. You may be wondering why. Did Barb get lazy and quit training? Did she finally have enough racing… Read more »

February 25, 2006

Life goes on after ‘cross season ends. Kind of.

It’s hard to come down off a season that ends with world championships without feeling like the party ended while you were still having fun. Coming back home to California, I was treated to warm… Read more »

January 31, 2006

The Greatest Show on Earth

Zeddam, Netherlands Monday morning. Joscelin once again hired herself out and drove Mike, Greg, and myself to Zeddam. I’m staying with Team Canada until Wednesday when the US team arrives. Canada has two little bungalows… Read more »

January 25, 2006

Lievin, Hoogerheide and beyond

Tielt Winge, Belgium Part I I did my first World Cup (Lievin, France) of the year and things are looking good. Helen and I only missed one exit on the way and didn’t even get… Read more »

January 22, 2006

The adventure continues: Hoogerheide, Netherlands

This week I’ve learned a bit of English cooking. Three out of the five residents (Canadian Dave went home) hail from Great Britain and are keen on sharing their culinary traditions. To celebrate the mingling… Read more »

January 15, 2006

Another big show

Cyclo-cross World Cup #9 - CDM: Lievin, France My first World Cup this year and things are looking good. Helen and I only missed one exit on the way and didn’t even get lost following… Read more »

January 13, 2006

Barbarella’s European odyssey - Part the first

In the beginning… So much for being an airport ninja. I got the idea that it was possible to slip around the airport with minimum hassle from my homie in Hamburg, Greg Reain. I flew… Read more »

January 5, 2006

Ready for Worlds

Happy New Year! Mother Nature has decided to punish Northern California this season. We’ve been hit by several large storms, one after another. Friday’s storm was the biggest and nastiest. The wind blew, rain fell… Read more »