’tis the season for charging up the lights, catching the last few rays of the day and listening for coyotes and owls. That’s right! With the reduced daylight, I’m super grateful that high lumen lights are affordable enough to keep me mountain biking outside (as opposed to inside on a trainer… boring!) Bunnies hop along… Read More Lights Out!
And not in the way that you’d expect. Here in Southern California, we’re experience another Santa Ana… where the winds from the desert blow towards the ocean. Today will be the 3rd day this week that we’re in the 100’sF (38C). Tomorrow, we finally dip into the 90’sF (32C). No, my house doesn’t have air… Read More Autumn Change Up
After driving for about an hour outside of San Diego, I hit Cuyamaka State Park. I was ready! My goal: a solid 4-5 hours of mountain biking. And then I realized that I left my CamelBack on the floor of the garage. Yup, all my water and fuel were no where near me… and all… Read More Kindness of Strangers
I’ve been dreaming of all the cool things to do and places to travel in this world. As EJ coaches football… I’m pretty much solo for the fall season, which gives me plenty of time for myself. I’ve been riding plenty and have a few (small) trips lined up… but really, I’m itching for my… Read More Dreaming of the next Adventure…
In a climate that’s good for riding all year long, and now that race season is done – this is the time for base miles. Not much structure in the workouts, just get out there and ride. Not too hard, not too easy… just in that sweet spot. I’ve rekindled my love of commuting… Read More Base Miles… easing into Winter
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
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