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?
That what the training schedule called for. And although a pile of miles is MUCH funnier done in a new environment, I just couldn’t do it after being gone for the last two weekends. So, long local rides are what’s on the menu for this weekend. In reality, I’m looking forward to doing more and… Read More Piles of Miles
Ok, well not yet… but soon… with practice. This last weekend, I took a mountain bike skills camp up in the Laguna Mountain area. It was scary, hard and amazing. I’ve always been a strong rider… but let’s face it: I didn’t grow up BMX-ing and sometimes the technical stuff leaves me with scraps and bruises.… Read More Mad Skills
Today was a good day on the bike. 28 miles and 2,900+ feet of climbing at altitude. The local mountain bike club up here at Mammoth Lakes puts on a yearly ride this time of year, the “Big Friggin’ Loop”… the long distance guys go 50+ miles, I opted for the mini at 27 miles.… Read More Mammoth’s (mini) Big Friggin’ Loop
Let’s take a moment to talk about cycling fashion. Gone are my days of lycra and spandex, I embraced those when I was Ironman training. But now that the speed is slower, the falls more frequent and the post-ride beer more common… I’ve completely gotten into the baggies. So, now that I’m getting into more… Read More To spandex, or not to spandex?