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
I can’t wait to come back!! Just last weekend, I was traveling & stressing about putting what kind of damage my bike might have suffered in the flight over … and then I struggled on the first ride … but by the end of the week- I’ve started to get the swing of things.… Read More Cycling in Hawaii
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
The west coast of the US has been recently slammed by rain (and much needed snow in the mountains). Good for the environment; bad for training. Most of my training during the week is in the dark. Booooo. Stinky gym workouts and cold road riding commutes. I tell myself that it’ll all pay off when… Read More Windows…
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
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”
Speed; it’s something we all seek when we’re on our bike. We train our muscles to push faster on the flats, stronger up hills and to take the ‘hover’ position for miles while we cruise downhill. Another part of being speedy is NOT falling. I’m pretty good at all the other stuff – but falling… Read More Falling
I’m getting my #1 riding partner back!! Yippeeeee!! My husband and best-friend has been my primary reason why I fell in love with mountain biking. He realized years ago that I could hold my own on the trail and was patient, encouraging me to take more and more chances to challenge my skills. He… Read More Riding buddies
As recovery is coming along slowly, I’m finding that I need other things besides riding to bring a smile to my face. I finally purchased something that I should have bought years ago: prescription sunglasses. I’ll admit, I don’t always wear my contacts (they don’t seem to get along with hours on the computer)… and… Read More Do these glasses make me look fast?