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A BICYCLE ADDICTION

Confessions from a girl living the dream on two wheels

June 29, 2018

From hot laps on the pavement to slow grinds in the mountains, here are a fifteen lessons that I took home from both the Carson City Off Road race and my bike packing extravaganza around Lake Tahoe.

1. Criteriums are fun, but you should definitely know how to corner. (N...

June 17, 2018

Sometimes the race is the least memorable part of the race weekend. When it goes well, there’s not much to report. I’ve competed in a couple of races since my last report, but the Yeti Beti Bike Bash in Lakewood, Colorado had a lasting impression on me.  

Little Bella’s...

May 24, 2018

In school, I was always a mediocre student and rarely a teacher’s favorite. Despite this, I still secretly wanted more challenges intellectually and longed to please my teachers and fellow students. That’s why, in my seventh grade English class I decided to try and rea...

March 30, 2018

"Just keep spinning," I tell myself this as I'm passed, yet again, by another girl. I keep wondering why I just don't have that extra energy and drive that I normally have during a race. Maybe it's because I competed in a 24 hour race a few weeks before the Cactus Cup?...

February 24, 2018

I’ve been riding my bike for fifteen hours. The light projecting off the head lamp on my helmet is an important guide as I take one pedal stroke after another. The smell of the desert around me is sweet and fresh, it calms my nervous energy and renews me with every bre...

February 2, 2018

Three. Two. One. Go. !!!!!!

In a flash of a second, I see my opponent pedal away faster than expected. I keep on her wheel and tell myself that I am ready for this, this is what I was made to do. The pack starts to separate, with a few top men taking the lead. “Don’t lo...

October 30, 2017

This year has definitely been one of growth for me. Truthfully, this was the first year that I actually trained and committed to racing. Unfortunately, it was a season wrought with immense suffering, dumb mistakes and a little bad luck. I did have some joyful successes...

August 19, 2017

There really is something about riding bikes. I love the freedom I feel while riding, it's always worth the effort. Even more than just riding, I love racing . I appreciate the challenge, and the fact that I will push myself harder during a race. The Breck Epic was a t...

August 18, 2017

The mountain views here in Summit County, Colorado really are breathtaking. Today, I got to experience some of the best views that these mountains have to offer. It was a long day, it was a difficult ride, and I gained a lot more tenacity. 

Around 3 a.m. I woke up...

August 17, 2017

I know I've mentioned it, but I love riding on single track in the high country. Today's course featured some amazing trails, exposure, steep climbs and fast descents. With a huge smile on my face, I rode my own race and enjoyed the process. 

I found it easy to not focu...

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