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
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!
These last two months, I’ve been laying low… taking my weekends easy because before long, almost every weekend is going to be jam packed with good stuff. Yes, as typical, I bite off more than I can chew. But the good thing, is that being busy does tends to keep me out of trouble. Even… Read More Calm, almost gone!
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.
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!
I’m already planning and scheming for 2017… all in attempts to reach 1 lofty goal: complete the BC Bike Race. 7 days of mountain bike single track racing in British Columbia. I’ve read some others recap the race; broken hands, twisted roots, slippery rocks. Not to mention the mileage and elevation gain alone. (One day… Read More Lofty Goals
I know that my body isn’t ready to race…it’s just now starting to get used to working out again after the holidays. But after this weekend – I’m already considering a race in a few weeks. This weekend EJ and I went to Vail Lake to play – and everyone was ‘practicing’ the downhill runs… Read More Itching to Race