That’s it. 14 days until BC Bike Race. (wow) I’ve still been getting time on the bike, although it’s pretty clear that Coach has me tapering. That’s all good, as the last couple of weeks have been brutal in terms of mental fitness. I can’t wait for my body to catch up and feel *awesome*… Read More 14 days
I’ve been XC mountain bike racing. Not just showing up for a race and finishing the miles – but actually trying to push myself to do well. I’m really undecided if I like it. The Kenda Cup Series West dots all over Southern California. I’ve been able to ride places that I normally would never… Read More Racing
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!