I had a kinder free week last week and some vacation time on the schedule. Originally I was going to race Coconino 250 but unfortunately the knee I thought I had rehabbed had different ideas and said no thanks. Pedaling drives my knee crazy but walking is fine.So I went on a lil walkabout in […]
I've never been a fan of racing into shape but that is exactly what I am doing this fall after my normal summer hiatus from training - and I'm having the time of my life doing it too!! Which is kinda surprising me and making me giggle. I like to giggle ;-) My tag line for 11 […]
There is often talk of what it takes to complete a multi-day ultra mountain bike race. Is it fitness? A simple mantra of eat, ride, sleep? Or, something more intangible like mental toughness and the ability to keep going when it gets really tough? Naturally I have my own ideas. In my experience, the #1 […]
This weekend was what I like to think of as a typical January weekend in StG - it was a beauty. Low 60's and calm. On Saturday I went for a great 4 hour road ride so Sunday was dirt time. All the trails are steadily drying out and Dave emerged from his winter hibernation […]
I headed to the dirt today with Cimarron Chacon. Cim is the mastermind behind many local trails including the newly designated IMBA Epic Jem trail. She is also the promoter of 25 Hours of Frog Hollow. Today we went out to lay down some gps tracks and get some accurate measurements on her new project TRUE Grit. […]
Blogging is supposed to be dead in 2011...but luckily *my* blog doesn't seem to be all the way there yet ;-) St George had a really wet December. This is what happened when some real cold was added on to the wet. I've never ever seen ice like this in Green Valley. I was slipping […]
Here is one photo per month from my 2010. It was a good year for me! Dave, bikes, kids, friends, scenery. What else is needed in a year?
A few times a year I like to take a week offline. Partly to prove I am not addicted to Facebook (which I do enjoy, a lot...) and partly to keep my head fresh for everything else. Christmas week was good timing for that. Kinders were off with their dad for Christmas this year. This […]