Monday, January 14, 2008


Okay, okay. I know, I know, I know, I know........I KNOW. I've been a bit lazy with the blog. I keep saying, "I'll do it tomorrow". Now it's been 3 months and I haven't done anything. So I apologize to everybody for not being on top of it. I'll be better about it, especially since I'm in Europe and I have nothing better to do. Although, to be fair, it's not easy to keep up with a blog when you're busy whooping everybody's ass! Hehe, sorry, I couldn't resist that one.

Ok, so I'll try to get 3 months in one post. Realistically there isn't much to say other than we are dominating the season. It started in Calgary with a 2nd in 2-man and a victory in 4-man. Not a bad way to start the season. I was a bit worried going in to those races a lot of critics were saying that it was a fluke and that I wouldn't be able to maintain that standard. The last thing I wanted was to show up at the first race and totally flop, only to prove them right. Well, looks like they were wrong, really wrong. They can all kiss my rosey red cheeks.

The next week we moved down to Park City, Utah. My lovely hometown. I gotta say it was my best week ever. There are only a few things in bobsled that would be better than sweeping a World Cup in your hometown. I'm pretty sure you can guess what that is. Anyway, we were pretty excited to come away with two victories, and bring the total to 3 of 4 races. Again, not a bad start to the season. Off to Lake Placid.

Lake Placid is a very difficult track, and a bit rough. It's very hard to drive and very hard on your body. This was an interesting race, I've never really done well here. Last year I was pretty lucky with my results, a 2nd in 2-man and 7th in 4-man; I was in 14th after the first run of the 4-man. Ice problems allowed me to move up 7 places. Not a good way to win. I'd rather do well because I performed well, not because the track fell apart. Well, this year I was able to do that. I finished 3rd in the 2-man and 2nd in the 4-man all by myself. No help from the elements. It was a fair race. Yay for me.

I'm going to stop there for now. we just finished a rough weekend in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy and I'll need an entire post to vent on that one. In the mean time, thanks for all the support. We love hearing from people so don't hesitate to send us an e-mail. We usually respond in a timely manner, especially if you're a single female.



Anonymous said...

Best of luck @ the 4man Worlds. WBTOYGB

-Holcomb said...

Thank you, we are doing well in training, better than 2man so it should be a better showing this weekend. What does WBTOYGB mean?

What results should our funding be based on?

Who is the US Bobsled Team?

During the season Bobsledders and Skeleton-ers are paid for the races that take place each weekend. Skeleton athletes get paid $1000 for their 1 race. Since bobsledders race twice in a weekend should they be paid twice?

How much equipment should be given to the #1 team