Long Lasting Impressions

I am no saint when it comes to my own personal experiences and bad reactions with a not-so-nice motorized vehicle.   I have started to try and roll with throwing a “peace sign” if an encounter with someone warrants a moment of eye contact and/or opportunity to communicate before we part ways, but I havent had much road time to confirm or deny my success rate at this idea either.  I recently found this on the I love Cycling facebook page and really do agree with its message.   Thought it was worth sharing, so the next time we might encounter this situation we can hopefully be the better person and possibly draw attention to the fact we are an actual person (with feelings, dang it!) and not just an object in someone’s way.     

A Belated Shout Out to 2011

I cannot stop dwelling on my bloggy slacker failure from the past year.  I have all kinds of reasons why I couldnt get to it (started to list them, but why).  Now I am honestly hung up with this regret that I did not give shout outs to a few certain events and people.  I have also realized how much I enjoy going back to old stories and reliving the good, bad and ugly of the cycling madness I call my life.   So in order to help me kick off this year and new season of two wheeled adventures I first must go back and tell you about… *fade to black* 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.

Mama needs a new set of wheels!

Going to attempt my first cross race  of the season this Sunday then head up to Moraine and hopefully find the next bike for my arsenal.  Teehee!  So exciting!  You should stop by and get a taste of the new line up with me… dead sexy!

Go. Ride. Love.

Hilly Billy Roubaix

Hey readers!  Man, I suck at blogging this year.  Add it to the list.  My whole intent for this scene is to spread large amounts of cycling cheer and sing it loud for all to hear… well, I mean type about it and I just havent been able to make it happen.  Bummer, but I HAVE recently attended two seriously bad ass bike gigs (America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride around Lake Tahoe and the Stoopid 50 in State College, PA that I’m jonesin to tell you about!), but I gotta continue to save those for another time.. I hope.  Right now I am still coming down from my first Hilly Billy high and I gotta talk about it.. Continue reading

9 Hours of Cranky Monkey Report

I (and most of the Burgh’s mountain biking world.. worrrd) went to Rocky Gap State Park, Maryland this weekend to partake in 9 hours of cranky monkey.  I was not confronted by any irritable primates during the weekend, but I spotted a few banana peels on the course.  How original.  The park, campsite and lake were absolutely beautiful and I spotted the very snazzy looking lodge through my tent window.  I can definitely see me roughing it in there next time I decide to hit these trails Continue reading