After a year of planning and training for BCBR, I packed up the car and traveled out of town. The last few days have been spent making sure that I had all the right gear. then, organizing and packing it up. Making sure that I had a fresh pair of socks and the right chamois… Read More Adventure awaits…
That’s it. 14 days until BC Bike Race. (wow) I’ve still been getting time on the bike, although it’s pretty clear that Coach has me tapering. That’s all good, as the last couple of weeks have been brutal in terms of mental fitness. I can’t wait for my body to catch up and feel *awesome*… Read More 14 days
I always love Bike to Work Day… and today I got to help host the first San Diego TRAIL pit stop! 😀 There’s always a good amount of people that commute through the canyon … and every year – bike to work day is a roadie event. Well, no longer! I was maybe expecting 15-20… Read More Bike to Work Day! (2017)
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
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
I’ve been lucky that almost everywhere that I’ve wanted to ride I’ve either been able to drive to or the adventure is short and I’ve rented. Not this time. We’re starting to spend more and more time back in Hawaii and have always missed our bikes when we’re in the islands. I decided to skinny… Read More Have bike, will travel. My first time flying with a mountain bike.
Yipee!!! The rains have stopped (for now) and Day Light Savings is done! This means super green trails and an extra hour to ride. Group rides with the guys after work will start soon enough. And this means hanging out with my favorite friends on and off the trail. My favorite trails are a little… Read More Trails: Dry(er), Daylight: Longer!
When I was young, I’d be scared of noises in the night. No, let’s face it, even well into my adulthood – if I hear something go “bump” in the night – my reaction is to freak out and over think it. But what happened this week infuriated me. I got “bumped” not once, but… Read More Bump in the Night