The International Date Festival – Round Two

Zander’s first outing (when he was 2 weeks old) was the International Date Festival in Indio. Beyond the great date shakes,  it’s also the Riverside County Fair with rides, dart games, the s.c.r.a.p. gallery, a petting zoo and lots of other silliness. Now that he’s a year old, Zander got a bit more out of it….

Project Applesauce

What do you get when you combine 60 apples, a 6 month old Alexander and a free Sunday? Our friend Kenny had some apples that were getting too ripe, a bit mealy, so we decided to have some fun with them. Since Alexander just hit 6 months, he’s starting to explore real food and this…

Dump the Pump Day is June 17th

Tomorrow is the 5th annual Dump the Pump Day and BP gives even more reason to honor it! Here’s a re-post from the Blind Lady Ale House in SD (where we will be holding a screening of Ride the Divide next week.) They give 10% off every day to people who get there by bike….

Chapters

Just after high school, someone told me “you should write a book.” I’m not much of a writer, but I am beginning to build some great stories in this big adventure. It’s been three years since I started my blog and I find myself at a crossroad… recovered from pregnancy and childbirth and back on…

San Diego Sights

Who knew you could have so much fun, without even swinging a leg over a bike. I’m working on figuring out how and this past weekend was a start. We went to San Diego for the Racers and Chasers Mountain Bike race at Balboa Park (see Brendan’s writeup.) It was one of our best California…

Whiskey Row…done!

What an amazing weekend. We headed to Prescott Arizona for the Whiskey Offroad. We decided to blow off the two 24 hr races happening in our backyard for the better expo of another Epic Rides event. Fortunately, we also met up with much more competition there, so it was worth the drive. It was a…

The journey to Mecca… and beyond.

I learned a few things this weekend:– I can outsprint german shephards with a tailwind– I do want my toptube a tiny bit shorter for GDR– Hamburgers make a great breakfast– Order your sandwiches dry and take packets of condiments– don’t forget to pack a spoon– April is a bit late for backcountry Joshua Tree…

preparations underway + some fun

I’m going to post up some of my preparations as I obsess about my upcoming adventure and start to prepare. I did a couple little experiments this weekend and thought I’d share. Food – I love it. This will be a challenge on GDR. I’m not decided for sure, but I’m thinking I’ll go without…

A Taste of Chicago

We ate a lot this week in Chicago – fortunately, I was too busy to keep track of it in my nutrition calculator, because it was sinful. The trip was a blast and I was still able to train while there. I was in Chicago for a conference for work, but had my anniversary while…

ghosts, ghouls and rattlesnakes

This last weekend was a fun one! No races involved – just a midnight ride (friday the 13th) in L.A. and Rattlesnake aversion class for the Dave Dog. Friday night we drove down to Carol Ann’s place to meet up with her and Brian. We took Dave to play with Mackenzie while we were out….

130 miles on the Kaibab Plateau

Monday, June 18, 2007 at 12:04 AM Last weekend was the Kaibab Monstercross and what a blast! BrendanC and I drove out with Carol Ann and Brian and just had a good vibe goin’ the whole time. On the way out, we went thru zion nat’l park just to pick up some extra good views….