Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Chili Wednesdays

Tonight was another Chili Wednesday with my version of a white chili, competing with Scott's venison chili and caught and cooked and Dan Wood's slow roast pork chili. Next up is 2Step's secret chili recipe.

We easily devoured through 16 servings, and Harry Monster taking his exam didn't get any leftovers.

Sinead and Twilight helped out with dishes, and we managed to get a photo shoot with Tino.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Team 3 in the Lead

With only 12 more days until the start of the season, Team 3 is in a strong lead in the winter training challenge.
Keep up the good work team, those water bottles are almost ours!

Cycling Birthday Bash

The team recently got together for a birthday bash celebration in honor of the five February birthdays on the team--Caitlin, Steph, Billy Jean, Da Shark, and Grundle Bear. Friends and team members gathered at 2Step's house for the festivities, and played some classic birthday games, such as pin the clothes Grundle Bear.

Everyone had an attempt at pinning a shirt and pants as well as the occasional hat. Caitlin and Steph made valiant efforts, but ended up down the hall and in the doorway. Dan Wood inadvertently won with his hat, by bumping off of Fixed Gear's shoulder and landing directly onto the picture.

There was even a homemade funfettty birthday cake with imaginary candles, which mainly ended up on Grundle Bear's face, foreshadowed by 2Step's approaching hand.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Heinrich Haussler for the Win

In the spring semester last year, Harry Chen introduced a bunch of us to the Cervelo Test Team. We were addicted to watching their fantastically produced videos, and began to follow the team with great intensity. I was in love with the sport of cycling, but after watching Cervelo's documentary's I was beyond enamored.

While Scott grew fond of Thor for his large stature, I was wooed by the adorable monologue given by Heinrich in part two of their 2009 Tour de France documentary. Despite being rejected by him on facebook, we continued to follow his progress (or misfortune) throughout this summer. This summer, Heinrich suffered a knee injury as well as a series of crashes that put him out of the tour. Cervelo test team has merged with Garmin to create the Garmin-Cervelo team, but they can still be followed at

Apparently, Heinrich has recovered well from his knee injury and misfortune with crashes.
Harry Chen brought to my attention that Heinrich won the second stage of the Tour de Quatar to take the overal lead from Tom Boonen. Check out the article and results here.

I just wanted to share some inspiration, from one cyclist to another. So read the articles and get watching the Cervelo documentaries for a glimpse into the life of professional cyclists. And for all my cyclist ladies, check out the Varganda World Cup videos of Cervelo's female team.