Confessions from a girl living the dream on two wheels

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...

August 16, 2017

Climbing. I both love it and hate it at times, and today's course was filled with some epic climbs. 

I slept really well last night, but Sunday night I got only about three hours of sleep. For some reason, it felt like I was riding on Sunday's, not Monday's night of sle...

August 15, 2017

All I notice is the single track trail in front of me. The bike underneath me is an extension of my body. It's almost magical and it doesn't happen too often. Today, I caught a few glimpses of this magic. In short, I felt better today. 

Today's course was filled wi...

August 14, 2017

Ready. Set. GO!!!!! Not even a minute into the first stage of the 2017 Breck Epic, and my heart rate is bumping. I always love those "neutral rollouts" where I have to work like hell to not get dropped...

The real truth about this race is I'm lucky to be here. I have th...

June 22, 2017

Disclaimer: This post contains a few graphic descriptions of gastrointestinal related distress.....if you are squeamish about such issues, best to skip this one. ;0) 

Aw, snap. It's 3 a.m. and I am up tossing and turning. One week exactly to my next race and I'm ru...

February 28, 2017

It's 4:00 a.m. and I'm pedaling my bike through the desert, hoping that my lights will not run out of battery power. My I-phone has died so I no longer have music playing to distract me from the soreness in my hands and butt. My back is aching with a pain caused from a...

February 2, 2017

Fat biking, a relatively new side of our beloved sport of cycling, should definitely not be overlooked. 

Fat bike season is in full swing, and I have been enjoying every freezing experience. From racing to everyday training, it has been a major focal point for me t...

December 15, 2016

Some days in your life that are just your favorites.  My first time on the White Rim trail outside of Moab was one of these days. The White Rim has beaten me on two occasions, but on this particular day, I'd like to think I won.

It was early October of 2014, and I had b...

December 2, 2016

Cycling has brought many amazing people into my life, as well as taken me on some improbable adventures. As mentioned in a previous post, the major force that drives me in this sport is the community and the friendships that bikes have brought into my life. The truth,...

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