So there's having fun, and then there may be having too much fun, and over the past three days I think I've been leaning towards the latter :) Post Chico Stage race and the Amgen Tour of California ride/team announcement it's been go go go, in a good way, but also in a way that has made today's rest day very very nice.
|Hanging with the coolest volunteers I know!|
Then I drove to Boulder Creek to stay with my rad road team mate Leah and break up the drive a bit. In the morning Leah suggested a route through Big Basin National Forest for my workout, and it was THE PRETTIEST RIDE EVER!!!! Yes, it deserved yelling! It was so pretty! Holy cow, Redwood trees for days, crisp air, sunlight filtering through the gigantic trees, ferns and moss all over, creeks alongside the road... my version of heaven!
|A peak across the valley to the Redwood trees across the way.|
|I could ride this road every day for the rest of my life!|
Thursday I got to hang out with some cool kids from NBC LA all day to film a bit about my life, both pre-full time pro and now as an Olympic hopeful. We started early with commuting to school to "sub" a class at THS, which I'm sure the kids thought was super cool.
|Some classroom interview questions in which I may have said some embarrassing things about my HS calc teacher... :)|
And then goofed off on mountain bikes all afternoon, which I though was WAY COOL. But also way exhausting. The best part was that Brendan got to play camera man with a Go Pro and follow me around in Laguna. It was pretty fun riding with him, and just hanging out. Brendan even got to do a little interviewing and he said the sweetest things. I am the luckiest one to have such a smart and nice husband who believes in me so fiercely.
|B-Dan getting his interview on :) I was just chilling on a rock looking at insta and eavesdropping!|
|Silverado is KILLING it with the pretty scenery right now!|