I’m in the home stretch. 7 more weeks to go until BCBR. And it’s always about this time when training for an event that I’m tried of training, tired of the structure of workouts, tired of packing for the next workout, eating right (mostly)… you get the picture. This last weekend, I was surprised to… Read More Ego-Boosting
This Friday will mark me 8 weeks out from the BC Bike Race. Eight more weeks until I put my body and mind to the test during 7 days of single track riding in British Columbia. I began this journey about a year ago. I wanted to sign up to do the race in 2016,… Read More The Countdown Begins – BC Bike Race
Today, I found myself in Ventura, California… done with work and looking to get in some training. Hunting on TrailForks tells me that there’s no mountain bike rides in Ventura – but drive toward Ojai and there’s a fire road. “Fire Road? Really?… that’s all you got? Not exciting… ok, I’ve got to get in… Read More Taking chances does pay out! Ojai, CA
Gorgeous views. Hard, long climbs. Insanely fun downhills. Great people. Saturday’s event was everything I needed it to be in a mountain bike ride – and that’s a pretty tall order! 36 miles and just shy of 5,000 ft of climbing (oh, and you start at ~5,000 ft of altitude) Friday, three of us packed… Read More Whiskey Off Road – Prescott, AZ
I’ve not quite bounced back from vacation travel. This last week, my workouts have been a little more than lack-luster… I’ve still been dreaming about no alarm clock, warm Caribbean water and relaxing at the pool after diving. The workouts got cut short or didn’t quite hit the heart rate thresholds that I’ve targeted. But… Read More A good day on the bike.
I had done a pretty good job of lining up back to back Epics… the Palm Springs and then the next weekend, San Diego MTB Association’s Archipelago Ride. Brilliant! The “Arch” ride is billed as 50 miles, point to point, connecting SD’s major mountain bike trails, 5,000 ft of climbing and (most importantly) ending at… Read More San Diego’s Archipelago Ride
I wanted to title this post: “Palm Spring Epic = Epic Fail”… but that really wouldn’t be fair to the trail. Crack of dawn, 5 of us headed up for the ride; 2 of the guys were new to me, 3 of us had done the route plenty of times before. The ride is billed… Read More Palm Springs Epic