Pile o’ Roadies – remembering why I mountain bike

So, I came around the corner and thought… that’s an odd place to regroup? Then I noticed the yardsale in the middle of the highway was a gaggle o’ roadies moaning in pain! Aiyeee!!! A couple of weeks ago I did my first Swami’s ride in San Diego. It was a good hammer fest, and…

Walt Disney Hall Concert and a Plane Crash

This weekend was slim on riding as I had a concert to attend. I drove to L.A. with Vance – Sir Vancealot – to the Walt Disney Concert Hall for a symphony concert. Get this – I actually wore heels! Fortunately, there is no photographic evidence of me in heels with my hair curled, but…

Just saying NO to Worlds

Well, it’s not going to happen. I’ve decided that I’m not going to Worlds. Mostly because the season has been expensive and my pocketbook just needs a break. Also, I’d rather save my money for Moab – which will have just as much, if not more, competition and be really fun! Beyond that, we’re trying…

CDT Bike Ban?! Call to Action!

Aiiiiighhhh! Check it – the forest service is considering banning mountain bike use on our longest shared use trail – the continental divide trail (CDT). Whoah! The CDT includes the famous Monarch Crest, many sections of the Colorado Trail, well-known Steamboat Springs singletrack, important trails around Butte and Helena and much, much more. This is…

Swami’s Ride

Man – I need to get on the road bike more! We went on a road ride in San Diego and got spit out the back in the first 10 miles. Granted, this was the Swami’s “very fast” ride with lots of very fast people. I understand why San Diego is truly a good training…

24 Hr. Nationals – woohoo!

This past weekend was 24 hour nationals in Wisconsin and wow! that was a fun course. This was definitely the techiest course I’ve raced on all year. It was a fun, and tough, 24 hour race with really good competition. The whole trip was fun and I got to ride with and hang out with…