134 Applications Received. But *THREE* Bikes to Give Away. Update on 2016 4-C’s of Dimond.

So, Dec. 1 has passed. Applications are now closed, though if any trickled in, I'll still accept those ones. But that's old news. So I owe an update. I received 134 applications. Some of these may be redundant (people sending in additional info). Some may be obvious non-starters, "Hi, I reli nede an biek cuz … Continue reading 134 Applications Received. But *THREE* Bikes to Give Away. Update on 2016 4-C’s of Dimond.

Coffee Talk

just like training, it's all about the process.I think (hope) lots of folks know that I have developed a fondness (aka obsession) with making good espresso. As you might expect, it's the technical nature that really has driven me to become so passionate. I bought the domain engineeringespresso.com, and while I am not yet ready … Continue reading Coffee Talk

Back Into The Dimond Mine: 2016 4 C’s Bike Giveaway

Your new bike (without a rider on it...). © Lesley Loughlin 20154 C's of Dimond Giveaway: C-Charity, C-Commitment, C-Confidence, & C-ChampionsOkay, so you may remember that for (roughly) the past three years, I've given away my race bike at the end of the season. For a lot of reasons (mostly that having three kids is really … Continue reading Back Into The Dimond Mine: 2016 4 C’s Bike Giveaway

Kona Diary 2016 Part 7. Race Week. Kaizen.

Is there something special about 51? I'll find out!Part 7: Kona 2016 Diary presented by MatchsportsRace Week. Kaizen.The Japanese concept of kaizen - "improvement" - is integral to endurance sport. Kaizen, for a variety of reasons, has come to be interpreted as a reference to continuous improvement, though this is not necessarily contained within the original … Continue reading Kona Diary 2016 Part 7. Race Week. Kaizen.

Kona Diary 2016 Part 6. Taper. The Fragility of Big Ideas.

Every other photo has been from a past race. Looking backwards. Now, I'm looking forward to this one. From an evening run in the Natural Energy Lab. Part 6: Kona 2016 Diary presented by Matchsports Taper. Week 2 Recap. Week 1 Preview. The Fragility of Big Ideas. Well, I made it. It always feel like more … Continue reading Kona Diary 2016 Part 6. Taper. The Fragility of Big Ideas.