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338 Miles, 9 Ladies, 4 days & 1 Slow Leak

I have had a lot of adventures over the years but this one definitely reaches podium level as I proudly scratch it off my bucket list.  It has been about a full year since Ryanne created the facebook event proposing a DC to Pittsburgh rails to trail ride this June.  Originally I was a “no”, thinking I could.. would never want to do that amount of rail to trail miles and wanted to save my vacation time for other adventures most likely with my boyfriend.  Then I got laid off.  Hmm.. schedule flexibility is high.  Open-mindness to new experiences is high.  Trip expenses were low.  Then I became a “maybe” as the event weekend approached wanting to keep my optimism high that my dream job could call any day and want me to start that week.  Since that didnt happened (yet) I signed on and confirmed the Monday (two days) before the trip that I was a belated “Hell to the Yeah!”  Let’s ride! Continue reading

Earth Day and Ride a Mother #*@!^ Bike!

So, did you do anything to love your earthy mother this past week/end?  Well, we all should. I am always trying to find greener ways to live my life, but have much needed room for improvement.  Did you ever hear the biggest room in the world is the room for improvment.  Ahhhh, thats good stuff right there. Continue reading

12th Annual Race to Any Place Report

For those who are not familiar, the Race to Anyplace is the largest indoor stationary bike race in Western Pennsylvania and one of the largest fundraising events for the W.PA / WV Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Sweet!  Its a 6-hour relay race split up into (24) 15-minute intervals.  Teams can consist of 1-24 riders.  Most usually max out with about 12.  The Pittsburgh BELLAs had 4 riders this year, so we each got to “enjoy” 6 intervals of our very own.  Mmmm mmmm sizzle, burn!! Continue reading

Happy New Year! Time for a new look.

Hey there.  With a new year in effect, a new project at work, a new off season buddha belly *pat, pat, rub* AND a new race season approaching what better time to dust off this old blog and give it a face lift.  I’m digging it.  Now as I rub my belly I ponder what to blog about first, but since its already way past my bedtime it will have to wait a little longer.   The end.






OpenSpacePGH Community Meetings – Needs YOU!

Calling ALL cyclists!  Roadies, mountain and crossy’s unite! SERRRRIOUSLY!!  

The City is hosting several meetings to reach out and get public feedback on ideas for open spaces, parks and recreation areas.  PLEASE CONSIDER GOING TO ONE!!  Attendees will subgroup and do prioritization activities to show what they are interested in.  Once all the meetings the done the City can compare regional differences and take the next step in making their final budget decisions!   We have a chance to speak up and defend our parks, trails and vote for a local bike park!  This is big, riders!!  BIG!!

I made it to the first one this evening and actually really enjoyed the activity and being able to take part.  They collect the papers where you make your selections and there is space on the last page where you can give your opinion on the meeting / activity as well as on the open spaces in general.  So take some time and defend all your loves of the City, trails, parks, rivers, but hopefully you can include  the “Adventure Recreation” option listed and pitch any or all of the ideas PTAG provides on their website!  With the ever growing bike community in the area it would be ashame if we didnt take advantage of the situation and truly represent at these meetings.   Thanks!