really i wanted a new xc bike for the summer

Really, I wanted a new XC bike for the summer…

…but I guess a new laptop will do. I don’t know where the money will come from but I ordered up a new MAC for the Veloshop from Apple, complete with 3 year warranty.

What is new in my life?

Pete was in LA for a week working as the soigner for the USA cycling track team. She came home for a couple nights and we got to spend some time together and then I took her off to the airport for her 2 week trip to Hawaii with her family.

Ouch! I really miss her when she is gone.

I rode a lot this weekend. I’ve signed up with Melissa Sanborn of Wenzel coaching and we are getting my program together. Funny to sit down and just say “I don’t give a crap about anything until October, EVERYTHING is just training for cyclocross”. So don’t expect to see much on me till September.

Rode bikes with Doug Ollerenshaw and Evan Elken on Saturday. If blogs were about anything other than name dropping I would not mention it but, Doug has been getting LOADS of photo coverage recently. Seems like every dealer catalog, magazine advertisement or race flyer has him on the front pulling his HealthNet teammates around. Which is nice. Oregon is f’ing crazy. We have so much talent jam packed in this state. You cannot throw a stone with out hitting a great bike racer. It is small things like that I notice. The photo in the corner of some companies poorly built website that has a local superstar jamming up a climb. No credit givin but I know who it is.

It blows my mind the amount of money big sponsors put into cycling. Doug is apparently heading off to Europe and Asia for racing this summer. There we are riding around the west hills and I realise that I have been putting my advertising dollars in the wrong places. I put a bunch of cash into the Veloshop cycling team and I am going to divert even more money into cycling related projects.

Advertising works, maybe I’ll be calling up Healthnet for heath insurance. Are they a good company? I don’t know, but they are sending a friend to Europe to race…

The bike ride was good, Evan ended up sprinting it out with a Ferrari or something. That night I rolled down to Sellwood cycles to pick up some XTR disc brake pads and get Erik to go on a mountain bike ride. They were not quite closed and I sat down in the chair and soaked in the shop.

It is still my favorite bike shop.

I’m gonna leave it there. It is running late and I am still in the shop, gonna work on bikes and build some wheels.


8 comments for “Really, I wanted a new XC bike for the summer…”

  1. Molly, didn’t you just put together a new XC bike? Your “training” bike is nicer than my race bike! Anyways, I’m happy you’re getting a new computer. BTW I have nothing but free time on my hands, so give me a holla if you want some website work done.

    Posted by Todd Foreman-Kinder | February 13, 2006, 10:19 pm
  2. a mac is the way. good to see more people going the right way. i rode with jon baker on sunday (sorry to namedrop) he said it was a rippen’ fun worlds course, and it was him about last going thru the first turn.

    Posted by radker | February 14, 2006, 9:32 am
  3. I rode with Shannon on sunday.

    Posted by Ping Pong Says... | February 14, 2006, 11:19 am
  4. I rode by the witchy house on Firelane W Sunday night. Scary.

    Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2006, 10:31 pm
  5. I was viewing the internet the other day and looked at Shannon Skerrit’s blog. I also saw on People dot com that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are splitting up. I watched the olympics some and saw that Bodie Miller was disqualified.

    Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2006, 10:23 am
  6. Just a general comment, Molly. I just caught up on a bunch of your site (I just hate saying b-bl- BLOG!) and wanted you to know how cool it is to see how things are going there. Maybe you’re not raking it in (okay, you’re not raking it in by a long shot) and you have to run a shop, ride gruelling training rides, deal with crap weather, blahblahblah. I just remember your closet sized shanty next to Reggae Hut, rusty beater bikes, almost nothing but used parts, and multiple break-in’s, and how you still had a blast(!). I’m getting all nostalgic…
    Maybe you’re not “the face of customer service” like Dawn once said, you run the most honest shop around. I always send people your way first. I have been depressed about not hardly riding anymore, btu seeing the site and reading your journal gets me all wanty for bikes and riding again. It kinda sucks! I can’t focus on just one thing. I’m not crying, just… well, complaining. Anyways, I think you kick butt

    Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2006, 7:31 pm
  7. wow!

    Posted by Molly Cameron | February 17, 2006, 6:25 pm
  8. Molly… Congrats to you and all Portland cyclists for getting it named the “Best Cycling City”, and nice pic in Bicycling Mag!!!

    Anyway, greetings from the East coast where cycling is coming along (we did get honorable mention here in Philly). Keep riding and hopefully we will see you out here again in the fall.

    Posted by CA | February 18, 2006, 11:34 am

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