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.
Ah… after pushing myself pretty hard for the last 3 weeks, I’ve been waiting not-so-patiently for this week off from riding. No tempo pieces, no mtb long rides with oodles of hills, no dreaded max sets in the gym. Only problem is, I’m in paradise… and paradise = play time. This morning, I woke up… Read More A week “off”
I got invited and joined a mountain bike race team! I’ve really only dabbled in mtb racing in the past. The mindset has been more of “let’s see if I can finish strong” than “let’s see how fast I can go.” I figure that my podium days were long behind me. I guess I still… Read More Go Team!
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
Men: no need to read this post. It’s all about lady’s cycling fashion. Let’s talk for a second about the most important part of cycling fashion… Your chamois. I can see both sides of the coin… On one hand, the female cyclist deserves the same range and variety that our male counterparts enjoy. On the… Read More Equality in cycling fashion