This year saw a lot of the big hitters coming out strong and a few rising artist showing their colors. My list is in alphabetical order because I couldn't make a definitive list. Enjoy.

Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Beach House – Teen Dream
Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot…The Son of Chico Dusty
Brian Eno – Small Craft on a Milk Sea
Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles (II)
Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
Drake – Thank Me Later
Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma
Foals - Total Life Forever
Four Tet – There Is Love in You
Here We Go Magic - Pigeon
Holy Fuck – Latin
How To Dress Well - Love Remains
Jaill - This Is How We Burn
Jónsi РGo
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Max Richter – Infra
No Age – Everything in Between
Sufjan Stevens – The Age of Adz
Sun Kil Moon – Admiral Fell Promises
Superchunk – Majesty Shredding
The National – High Violet
Vampire Weekend – Contra
Women – Public Strain


I am not a machine

After noticing repeated pains on the side of my knee while riding, I decided to see a physical therapist. Matt Smith PT, is an ex-cycling pro, team sponsor and specialist in cycling related injuries. After a few tests we concurred that I have slightly irritated my bicep femoris (connecting point of two major tendons) in my knee. Luckily, it's nothing too serious. Everything else looks good, he said. A few extensive hamstring stretches should do the trick. I should be back to form in time for race season...


USAC Cyclo-Cross Championships

On Sunday, December 12, in partnership with the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Cycling will be presenting live streaming coverage of the men's and women's elite races from the 2010 Cyclo-cross National Championships.

Women's Race - 12:30pm
Men's Race - 2:30 pm

Watch live on usacycling.org or on Ustream.tv/usacycling


SF10 : Bay-cation

Megan and I ventured off to the Bay for a quick little get-away.

not-so-weekly-update post

First post in close to a month, fear not.

Whoa. I hate to say this again, but pardon the lack of intense awesomeness that normally comes from this blog. I have not forgotten the glory of Blogger and sold out to Tumblr or some other social network site. Well... I did get a tumblr haha, here it is tumblr. This blog will still be updated, just with more thoughtout posts and interesting topics rather than a single photo and an incomplete sentence. The best of both worlds will come out! Yes, I agree, three social accounts is exccessive for me but let's see how long it lasts. I have a deep loyalty to my blog.

Off Season is in full swing. The leaves are changing and the weather is requiring a few more layers in the morning. I'm slowly creeping back into training for the next racing season. Right now is not the time to worry about infrequent interval workouts, trying to catch up on miles, or stressing to maintain peak race form. This is the time to fall back in love with the bike and remember why I do this in the first place.

Megan and I had a quick little get away to San Francisco; a "Bay-cation" if you will! We had both visited the city on seperate occassions but this was our first time together and our first trip together in general! Joe and Saskia (House of Commons) put us up in their quiant little home in upper Japantown. Their kindness was overwhelming and they made our stay perfect. They are genuinely amazing people. Befriend them any way you can! It's safe to say that Meg and I will be exploring more cities and spending a lot of time together.

New mixtapes, New Years Resolutions, 2010 Best Record List, and infinite amount of pictures...
This is the shape of things to come...