Silly Goals

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

Well, that bites…

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…

Piles of Miles

That what the training schedule called for. And although a pile of miles is MUCH funnier done in a new environment, I just couldn’t do it after being gone for the last two weekends.  So, long local rides are what’s on the menu for this weekend. In reality, I’m looking forward to doing more and… Read More Piles of Miles

Mad Skills

Ok, well not yet… but soon… with practice. This last weekend, I took a mountain bike skills camp up in the Laguna Mountain area.  It was scary, hard and amazing. I’ve always been a strong rider… but let’s face it: I didn’t grow up BMX-ing and sometimes the technical stuff leaves me with scraps and bruises.… Read More Mad Skills


Everyone knows that I’m a planner.  Every vacation, work travel, event, social gathering, etc I’ll usually plan.  (I’m not sure if everyone else is lazy or I’m just a control freak!) But having a plan doesn’t mean that you have to stick to the plan, that’s what a lot of people don’t understand.  It just means… Read More Exploring