“Put your Big Girl panties on,” I tell myself. “The only way you’re going to meet more people is to get out there… no one is going to introduce you like the queen.” My friend, Tina, volunteers for the local mountain bike association and was going to work at their inaugural festival this last weekend. “A MTB… Read More Finding a Community: SDMBA Laguna Fest
Actually, it wasn’t love at first sight. I first road a buddy’s up at Mammoth Mountain; I thought the idea of running downhill on a 29er MTB was ridiculous… but it worked. It worked REALLY well. So I took the plunge, wheeled and dealed with my local bike shop and put a Santa Cruz HighTower… Read More New Bike Love
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!
’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
“See, honey, she can do it…” My buddy and I were clearing a technical uphill. We noticed a guy at the top of the rise waiting for his wife/girlfriend while she was pushing her bike up the hill. Once we passed them, he said it: “See, honey, she can do it…” Gary turns to me… Read More Wanna get your lady to MTB? Tips…
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