Tuesday, November 20, 2012


“Living on the road my friend Was gonna keep you free and clean Now you wear your skin like iron Your breath's as hard as kerosene You weren't your mama's only boy But her favorite one it seems She began to cry when you said goodbye And sank into your dreams” -Townes Van Zandt 

             On the 6th of December I will set off on my next adventure, only this time I will be going for an extended stay. For the past three years I have been a roaming man, often stetting up my life wherever the racing/training has taken me. I have split the majority of my time over the last few years between Bend, Chico and Europe, but now I will be a full time European resident. I am very excited to be moving to Nice, France to race with Team Sky for the next three years, and I am also a little shocked at how quickly this has all come to fruition. Since Sky will not likely be racing in the USA in 2013 I will be spending the entire year in Europe, so now instead of coming home to visit family and friends they will have to come and visit me in my new home. I now have only a few days left in Santa Rosa, after which I will make a quick stop in Chico to say hello to some friends, and then off to Bend for my final farewell. On December 1st SunnySide Sports will be hosting a going away party from 6-8pm. Hope to see you all soon and if not come visit me in  Nice!!! 


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Goal Reached, New Goals Set.

And so begins a new chapter in my life as a cyclist. In September I signed a contract with Team Sky Profesional Cycling, marking my entry into the ProTour and a new way of living. This December I will be moving to Nice, France, to begin preparing for the coming year- I'm very excited to be going to such an international city with such a rich history in the sport. My good friend Joe Dombrowski will also be joining me in this adventure, as well as my girlfriend and our pet seal Siltcoos.

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!

Ian Boswell