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 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’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.
Spring is here and I’m in love. This last weekend, the husband and I traveled up to Solvang. Central California coast wine country and a weekend away for the Solvang ride… ahhhh….. ❤ Actually, the prep for the ride was a bit of a sh*t show: no bra, no socks, no water bottles, no food,… Read More Riding Solvang
Today was the first mtb race of the season. I really didn’t want to take it seriously, but let’s admit it – as soon as the word “GO!” I wasn’t necessarily fooling around. To say I was a little nervous prior to the race would be an understatement. You’d think I’d be over it by… Read More The race season has begun!
My week “off” is coming to an end. It’ll be back to training soon enough – 2 days to be exact. I’m lounging downstairs and some where between reading my book, playing on the internet and packing my gear to go back to San Diego. I’m mentally preparing myself for cold commutes (yes, I know… Read More A Year of (Riding) Opportunities
This year was interesting… I rang in the New Year kissing my love in Paris, struggled with racing at the beginning of the year, finally got my legs under me… Started to ride in some new places: Mammoth Mountain and Santa Cruz. Took the plunge and registered for BCBR. And then had not one, but… Read More Wow. 2016. You were interesting.