Meanwhile, I am living in Santa Rosa, California to train for the month of November. The riding here is fantastic, and the weather is much, much better than the snowbound wasteland from which I hail (also known as Bend, Oregon). There is so much here to see and enjoy- in one ride you can see towering redwoods, grand valley oaks, and the ocean. I intend to keep this blog well updated from here on out, with training updates, race reports, and general ramblings about where I am and what I am doing. I hope you will come back to check it out again soon!