This post originally went up in 2014 on my travel blog. In preparation for the BCBR, I didn’t want to lose the lessons from this great mountain bike trip!! As many of you know, EJ and I recently finished a hut to hut mountain biking trip in Southwest Colorado. We had never been on an… Read More 3 Life Lessons
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
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
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’ve not quite bounced back from vacation travel. This last week, my workouts have been a little more than lack-luster… I’ve still been dreaming about no alarm clock, warm Caribbean water and relaxing at the pool after diving. The workouts got cut short or didn’t quite hit the heart rate thresholds that I’ve targeted. But… Read More A good day on the bike.
I had done a pretty good job of lining up back to back Epics… the Palm Springs and then the next weekend, San Diego MTB Association’s Archipelago Ride. Brilliant! The “Arch” ride is billed as 50 miles, point to point, connecting SD’s major mountain bike trails, 5,000 ft of climbing and (most importantly) ending at… Read More San Diego’s Archipelago Ride
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 coming back to Hawaii on a regular basis for over 20 years now. And we’ve never biked here. After flying my mountain bike over with me from the mainland, I was ready to go for my first paradise adventure. As much as the black/difficult trails were calling to me from Trail Forks, I decided… Read More Adventures in Paradise – My first time riding 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