What an amazing weekend!

Well, I’ll let Brendan tell you more about the riding, but this was a weekend well spent. We clocked in just over 80 miles and just over 13 hrs of riding – carrying a ton of gear. We both got lots of new freckles and a lot of vitamin D! The highlight for me though…

A beautiful aromatic techfest!

Sunday we woke up to snow…AGAIN! So Bren and I decided to get off the hill for a fun ride at the Art Smith trail in Palm Desert. We didn’t realize before went how spectacular it would be, but this could be one of our new favorite trails. We had a great ride and Brendan…

Whoah – Good sunday entertainment.

Fortunately, I got out for a killer ride yesterday with Dave, as we’re a little snowed in today – not riding outside this morning. So, I’m surfing to the end of the internet and found this – happy Sunday!

SPOT woohoo!!!

Their downloadable wallpaper gave me a good laugh.I like how straight forward they are with their marketing. Also, the box that it came in said “WELCOME, Opening this Box is the first step to making sure you don’t come HOME IN ONE”So, SPOT sent me a transponder for GDR and I’ll be able to get…

Thomas Mountain weighed down

I’m in the overnight mode right now getting ready for GDR and also the Rim Ride and this past weekend did a couple long rides toting my gear around. I ended up not camping out, but just worked on my system, setup camp, ate road food (gas station type goodies), and packed home. Saturday I…

UTM…GPS…USGS…NAD…FMA…PLSS…AAH!!!

Super cool stuff! I had a an amazing weekend, with Brendan’s stepdad, in Joshua Tree NP learning up on desert navigation with the Desert Institute. Carl found out about the course and told me about it. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I definitely gained some confidence with looking at maps and navigating with…

Go crazy alaskan racers and californian warriors!

Man, what a day to be away from civilization. I had a navigation day today with the desert institute at Joshua Tree – but this isn’t about that. I’ve got another day tomorrow of honing the backcountry navigation skills but the exciting stuff is going on in Alaska and SoCal out on the racecourses. Jill…