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 wanted to title this post: “Palm Spring Epic = Epic Fail”… but that really wouldn’t be fair to the trail. Crack of dawn, 5 of us headed up for the ride; 2 of the guys were new to me, 3 of us had done the route plenty of times before. The ride is billed… Read More Palm Springs Epic
Yipee!!! The rains have stopped (for now) and Day Light Savings is done! This means super green trails and an extra hour to ride. Group rides with the guys after work will start soon enough. And this means hanging out with my favorite friends on and off the trail. My favorite trails are a little… Read More Trails: Dry(er), Daylight: Longer!
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
You know the saying, “Athletes train 24/7″… as in, you’re not just an athlete when you’re training, it requires discipline in sleep, rest, food, hydration… and it’s time to clean up the non-ride activities. *sigh* I know that I’ve been ramping up the training, but I’m kinda of tired of my legs feeling like lead.… Read More Good Sleep & Nutrition
When I was young, I’d be scared of noises in the night. No, let’s face it, even well into my adulthood – if I hear something go “bump” in the night – my reaction is to freak out and over think it. But what happened this week infuriated me. I got “bumped” not once, but… Read More Bump in the Night
This week, I can see that there will be a struggle. Training vs. Life. Training: Get stronger, quality rides, tempo rides, focus on fitness, a little weight room action (add in eating well and yoga). Life: The J.O.B. that pays the bills, Dad’s birthday, my BFF is in from the UK. I’m a bit Type A… Read More Struggling in between