Happy Thanksgiving! We’re heading to the mountains for Thanksgiving this year– with a Camp Chef stove, boxes of fresh food from the local farmer’s markets, mountain bikes, tents, bouldering gear and friends. We hope you enjoy your family and friends and have time to reflect on all that is good in your life. Make this […]
I unfurl my yoga mat onto the cool concrete of the patio. I assume Thunderbolt position, sitting on the tops of my feet, and I take a deep breath. To my left, my road bike, a gear bag, tool bag, backpack filled with electronic devices, cooler bag filled with bottles of Skratch and rice cakes, […]
Summer was filled with thrills and spills, food, fun and many, many miles of smiles.
Camping, gourmet food and supreme singletrack make Idyllwild one of my best memories of 2012. A not-so-well known mountain bike race is is hosted annually for singletrack seekers. A classic course for classic mountain bikers…
Having spent my formative years in Spain, my definition of comfort food includes the intricate delicacy of Paella, yet I have never made the leap to attempt a Paella of my own. Now that I have a Camp Chef outdoor stove, there is absolutely no excuse for not giving it a go. Plans were made. […]
My goal for the 2012 Whiskey Off Road was to shave 30 minutes from my 2011 time. I managed to finish the Whiskey Off Road 2011 in just over 4 and a half hours. 4 Hours seemed a lofty goal at the time, but I knew I could manage. I would be back to the […]
16 April 2012 No. This is not correct. This is not the way the story goes. The ending is too soon. Chapters are missing. The story, which began about 3 months ago, was one of courage, valor, and strength. One of a woman who had overcome, not only physically, but mentally and emotionally, the ravages […]
The last thing I thought I’d do when I moved to Southern California was sit in a car all day trying to get to work and back home. Although I spent a few shorts months commuting from Altadena to Woodland Hills one or two times per week, and again a few short months driving to […]
“No way! That’s impossible!” The words fell heavy into the fire of his psyche and stoked the flames– enough to send Lee Bird on a grueling one day adventure that would become an annual epic mountain bike ride. The “Lee Bird Birthday Ride”, also known as the “4 Peaks Ride”, began in 2004. An excerpt […]
I don’t dislike riding with the guys. In fact I enjoy being pushed to become a stronger cyclist, and the group of guys I ride with actually do not resemble a roving locker room as you might imagine. They are respectful adults who typically behave in a mature manner. It is, however, gratifying riding with women, and especially so with another Pro.