Growing up on a bicycle influenced the person I am today. Pedaling up and down the streets of my neighborhood, I'd waved at retirees tending their flowers. I saw many manicured lawns and occasional yards with well-loved weeds. I learned which neighbors had dogs (and the ones who let them run loose!). As I got older, I would venture further from home. That spurred my wanderlust. … [Read more...] about Growing Up on a Bicycle: What Kids are Missing Today
Have you heard that many race organizers continue to struggle to produce high-quality events for runners, walkers, cyclists, and triathletes? Many of us potential participants are waiting until the last minute to sign up because no one wants to lose their entry fee if the event is cancelled. But the problem is that these organizers often have to pay up front for support … [Read more...] about The Harvest Century: A Call for Riders
I've got some seriously itchy feet. I wanna get outside. I wanna get trainin'. I wanna race. I just gotta decide what my goal race will be for 2022.* Will it be cycling? Race walking? Power walking? A return to triathlon? Choosing what to do will determine my training plans and "B Races." Those events help me track my progress, and keep me motivated when the Vegas heat … [Read more...] about My Spring 2022 Virtual Races
Last Monday, I came oh-so-close to signing up for the Mesquite Madness bicycle road ride set for today. My finger hovered over the "Register" button as a wild array of thoughts whirled around in my brain. Among them: "Oh man, you're not ready to ride 20 miles, much less this 35-mile citizen ride." "No problem! I'll skip the part of the course north of … [Read more...] about I Wanted to Ride Mesquite Madness, Happy I Didn’t!
Get ready for the first in a series of fun, Slowpoke Diva-friendly challenges designed to help you get moving! It's completely free, and is done at your pace and schedule. How the 30-Day Walk/Bike Challenge Works Our goal is to kick start the healthy habit of daily movement, and this challenge uses walking and bike riding to accomplish that. Every day we will … [Read more...] about Let’s Get Moving 30-Day Walk/Bike Challenge