The Evolution of Me

It may take a long time for you to understand yourself, but half as much time to change. So in learning you must unlearn or accept what has changed. Money was always a big deal in my childhood. My parents grew up without much, and then they came to America and spent a lot of time struggling. We never had …

My Relationship with Cycling

Needless to say for those of you that know me I have a lot of free time on my hands right now. In the past I would have spent all day working on getting stronger by going for a run, doing yoga, riding my bike, going to the gym, etc. But as of late I’m finding it hard to motivate …

Lance

You only need to say Lance and my brain automatically thinks of Lance Armstrong. His wins took place before I started to love cycling, but I watched his come-back in 2009 and 2010. He was a contender. Drugs or no drugs that man is an athlete. Betrayed is how many people feel. They were lied to repeatedly and their loyalty …

First Crash

Yea. I crashed. Like a serious jarring downfall. This isn’t like I just stopped and fell or slid and fell. I was going at probably 16 mph, we started going downhill and I hit a crack in the road, one that only fits 700c x 23 road tires and then lots happened to where I felt like I was flipping …

Frankenbike

I have a new friend! If you don’t know, I volunteer at a bike co-op called Bikerowave. So I had been keeping my eye out for a frame that would be my size so I could build a beater bike. In August a 1980s Bridgestone walked in and I claimed it! I spent the last two months at Bikerowave building up this …

Cycle Oregon

Cycle Oregon was so many feelings: fear, excitement, calm, frustration, content, defensive, unsure, anxious, joyful, relaxing, sad and a little bit angry. Usually I blog about the physical challenges, times, conditions and compare myself to a previous me, but when I think of Cycle Oregon I don’t think of any of that. I think of the memories. I recount on …

Falling into place

Things are falling into place. I’m hurriedly preparing for Cycle Oregon which is in 3 weeks. I ship my bike out next Friday, so that needs to be in order and my legs need to mostly be in order in…1 week. lol. So 3 weeks ago I bought a new saddle and have been trying to get used to it. …

Climb up Latigo Cyn

Last Saturday I joined my new friends Steven and Walter at Cynergy Cycles to ride up Latigo Cyn Rd with a bunch of AIDS Life Cycle participants. Latigo Cyn is a 9.5 mile climb with an average of 8% grade. I didn’t know I could spend that long going uphill. After a mile I was breathing at a steady pace …

LA

Well friends I have moved to LA. And it is amazing. The city is so dense and the weather is so nice that the best minds, skills, and entertainers flock out here. I found a yoga studio that teaches inversions beyond my comprehension. The yogis are so strong I don’t know how I will ever get to that level. The …