As, typical, EJ and I headed to Sedona, Arizona for an extended Thanksgiving holiday to mountain bike, hike, eat great food and sleep in. Just a short 7 hour travel in the car from San Diego, we packed up the car, grabbed the dog and we’re out of town. It was great fun! We always… Read More Sedona!
July 11. North Vancouver is famed for it’s mountain biking. There’s a saying: The Californians created the mountain bike, but North Vancouver created mountain biking. It’s tough miles; super technical with rocks, ruts, drops, rollers and tight squeezes. As I’m not a super confident technical rider, I knew that today was going to be tough.… Read More BCBR5 – North Vancouver
I can’t wait to come back!! Just last weekend, I was traveling & stressing about putting what kind of damage my bike might have suffered in the flight over … and then I struggled on the first ride … but by the end of the week- I’ve started to get the swing of things.… Read More Cycling in Hawaii
Necessary evils: contracts, taxes, taking out the trash (imagine the stink!), paying your bills and…lifting weights to avoid injuries. I loath the gym. It’s how I paid my bills when I was in college; I remember many mornings in Oregon, taking my dog for a walk at 4am in the snow so that I could… Read More (Not-So) Heavy Lifting
Today’s ride was interesting, I met two ladies that I would want to ride with again. 🙂 I have my small band of guys that usually ride with… and since mountain bike group rides never seem to work in my schedule – I don’t get to met a lot of other riders unless someone actually… Read More Unexpected New Friends
Here it comes! The brisk, dark morning commutes and the cold, quiet after-work night rides. Layers of clothes to keep me warm, another layer to keep the wind at bay and my teeth still chattering. Occasionally forgetting to charge up my 2000 lumens light (always makes for an interesting time). Red blinky lights for my… Read More Transitioning in “Winter”
Strava has this wonderful little feature that allows you to set up to total mileage (or hours) goal for the year. Yup, for the year. I can barely think through a month. In January, I looked at my 2015 mileage and must have said “Well, I did 1,000+ miles this year – let’s go big… Read More Silly Goals
Set-backs. No one likes them. We all like to complain about them… but in the end, they still bite. This last Thursday, I was physically and mentally ready to pack up the car and drive 8hrs out to the NorthEast Corner of Arizona for a race. I had never ridden the area and was really looking… Read More Well, that bites…
Today was a good day on the bike. 28 miles and 2,900+ feet of climbing at altitude. The local mountain bike club up here at Mammoth Lakes puts on a yearly ride this time of year, the “Big Friggin’ Loop”… the long distance guys go 50+ miles, I opted for the mini at 27 miles.… Read More Mammoth’s (mini) Big Friggin’ Loop
In a past lifetime, a coach said to me… “Really… you are a fat kid squeezed into an athletic body!” What he meant is that I have a (slight) obsession with food… and I think about it all the time. The fattier and more unhealthy, the better. The good thing is that gone are the… Read More Oink! Oink!