Bike Barbie

So I’ve got a coach. I’m following a plan. And I’ve made serious progress. I’m also as fit as I’ve ever been — and confident. Confident that I can finish, confident that I can race, confident that I am prepared. But am I really?

A Grand Bike Adventure

Many of you know the beginning of this story.  You’ve either heard it told — or you were there.  My grandfather used to tell stories over and over, as if the listener was hearing for the very first time.  The family would groan at the yearly queuing of the Ocelot story — but I loved […]

More than a pair of Socks

RME – Battle of the Bear:  It was the third race in the series, a redo from the original day that got rained out.  We originally started in a downpour, then they called the race off.  The redo was hot, dry, with ominous clouds threatening over the mountains. I shot to the front and had a […]

Sock Series: the week off

I did something last week I haven’t done in a while.  I took the week off.  No cycling. No running. However, concerned that I might have a nervous break-down from going cold turkey, I did sport some tall-girl socks a few times over the weekend.  Just a couple of pairs from last year’s collection that […]

Mountain Magic

The mountains. They are powerful. But I was served a big helping of humble pie and with just enough inspiration à la mode to somehow keep pedaling and finish the Breckenridge 68. But this isn’t just my story. Let’s start at the beginning. Last year two self–professed Roadies entered, as a team, and finished a […]

Not just a race.

Some of you who know me, and maybe others who have read “A Bus(Wo)man’s Holiday” or the Sock Series, know that with the word “Race,” the stomach troubles begin. So why bother? But first, a little on “Race Performance Anxiety.” Think of this as the Big Momma version of “Stage Fright.” It comes with a gamut of physical […]