Mary and Sarah’s Borrego San Diego Ramble

“Well, we’re not in the middle of nowhere, but we can see it from here.” This past weekend was one of the better adventures I’ve had in a while. The guys have been trying to get sections of The Stagecoach GPS finished… only they have a weakness for stopping in a pub at night and it just…

Pics of the day…

He makes me smile… so I thought I’d share! This is a wonderful colorful quilt my friend Maria made for him.

Ride the Divide Movie Premiere

Well… it’s finally here! This coming weekend April 2nd & 3rd in Vail Colorado will be the world premiere of Ride the Divide film during the Annual Vail Film Festival. The documentary covers the 2008 Tour Divide following Me, Matthew Lee, Mike Dion and other racers as we battled the Rockies over 2,700 miles from Banff…

The ABCs of a pro cyclist and beginner parent

We’ve gotta teach Alexander the ABCs soon, so thought I’d practice. Enjoy! Alexander rocks… every day! Back on the Bike with Brendan and Baby – pulling the Chariot and trying to get in a daily ride, even if it’s just to the Post Office. Craziness on the road – took a road trip to NM…

Pre-baby family photos

It’s been a pretty mellow month for me as I’m moving into the final stretch before the baby arrives. Brendan has been working very hard to get the new place ready for the baby and get bikes out the door. Hopefully we can have a little hibernation time when he arrives. We went out to…

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…

Talented friends and a lucky boy!

With less than 2 months to go, we’re getting ready for our new little addition to the family. A week ago, we had a baby shower and were reminded once again what awesome friends we have and what a great extended family the little guy will have. We had a fun shower with all of…

Another little weekend shred

Another stellar weekend with Idyllwild fall weather. Saturday, I went to Orange County to have a girls night with CarolAnn and her friends. Sunday, was for riding and enjoying Idyllwild. As I passed 7 months and the belly is starting to touch my seat when climbing, I’ve gone to only shorter rides. This weekend I…

Art ‘splorations

This past weekend, we took a trip down to the Salton Sea area. Below are pics from the Sea, Salvation Mountain and Slab City… all beautiful in their own way.

Back from Vegas; Wonderful people, great trails, and sweet pics!

You can also read Brendan’s post about our Vegas/St. George/Hurricane trip but here are some pics from a few days off. We met some pretty cool people, hung out with some old friends and shred some new trails. It started with Vegas Thursday morning. We helped out a little in the World Bicycle Relief Booth…

Back into Bike Mode!

This past week has been a lot of fun with a little bike riding and outdoor adventures. We’re headed off today to Interbike and for some more shreddin’ either at Smith Mesa or Gooseberry. Saturday, we had a visit from Matteo – long time bud from Tucson – who was out here for WFR training….

A Photo Essay from my Weekend Adventure

This weekend’s adventures took me up and over the mountain on some sweet singletrack and out into Garner Valley exploring dirt roads. I’ve decided to primarily share this adventure through photos – so… enjoy the trails and views. Afterwards, Brendan picked me up and we headed to Anza in the ghia for Ice Cream. There…