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I always love the anticipation associated with participating in a new event. The interwebs make it easy to while away the hours viewing photos and videos and reading race reports. Yeah, it’s great to read the official data (maps, GPS, rules, etc), but I like the real-life stories of folks who’ve experienced the event. Now that the reality has set in that I’ll be riding my inaugural Furnace Creek 508, I spent some time today clicking around and sharing other […]

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I’ve done some incredibly crazy things in my riding career.  Some really impulsive things.  Some things that, if a coaching client asked my opinion, I’d say “no way, Jose!”  Like what, you ask?  How about riding from San Francisco to Los Angeles in the California AIDS Ride when I hadn’t been on a bicycle in decades.  Or the time I agreed to race a 24-hour mountain bike race even though I could barely ride a mountain bike (and had never […]

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I don’t write race reports very often but what the heck!  I don’t win races every day, either. On Saturday, Team Velo Girls mountain bikers headed down to Ft. Ord (Monterey, CA) to race the final in a season-long, 8-race cross-country mountain bike series.  This long-running series is put on by by Keith DeFiebre of CCCX, and I’ve been racing it on + off since 2005 (when I barely knew how to ride a mountain bike). Last year, I decided to try my […]

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