Tag Archives: mountain biking

Incandescent

Back in college my roommate and I would head out into the mountains on Friday afternoons. She’d convinced some guy to let us ride his horses on hours-long meanderings through the woods.  I can remember the warm afternoon sunlight filtering … Continue reading

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Baking and construction

I rolled out the bread dough just slightly with my hands, and poured melted butter over it. Then I sprinkled a little sugar and cinnamon across it evenly, and then rolled it up and tucked it into a loaf pan. … Continue reading

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The stone age

I was biking at the top of my favorite mountain (a little one), headed into the only semi-technical stair step rocky section on the backside of it. I pass these young guys and they see where I’m headed and one … Continue reading

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Biking in the woods

Getting time out in the woods is so good for heart and soul. And when life gets difficult again, as it can, I hope I can always hang on to moments like this one:

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Single track

I need some single track time. I just watched a video of some mountain bikers riding an epic trail and it was way out of my league but it got me fired up anyway. I love mountain biking out in … Continue reading

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Alternative addictions

I’m still friends with my first boyfriend’s parents, even though it’s been 20 years now. His mom just sent me a text asking to see me over the winter holiday. Yay! That’s the closest thing to family that I’ll be … Continue reading

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Touch and go

Only one month until my birthday, and 30 days until I will be moved into my new home. I’m kind of excited about it. It’s hard to find, hard to get to, and stashed out in a lot of green … Continue reading

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New love

The thing about getting better gear, is that I now want to push it harder and faster than I previously could. Emergency room visits are expensive, and so are ambulance rides, so I have to practice self-discipline. Let’s just call … Continue reading

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Night by night

Going crazy is easy, it’s the coming back part that takes the herculean effort. I made huge strides today: Interviewed and got a new job, and biked to the top of the mountain, despite being hampered by only 4 hours … Continue reading

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