Cycling Without Numbers – Only Open Roads

Cycling Without Numbers – Only Open Roads

After a winter full of cycling and no signs of an off-season followed by cycling and hiking adventures, a much needed break simply had to be taken.  Back home again, I watched as the short summer seemed to be slipping through my fingers.  I had not been on my bike in what seemed like forever.  I started to long for a ride. Continue reading “Cycling Without Numbers – Only Open Roads”

Don’t Give Up On Yourself

IMG_2851Don’t give up on yourself.  No one else has.

If you read my post ‘Saying Farewell to the Silver Strand’, you will recall that I was quite happy about the progress I had made riding the flatter, faster routes.  I was super excited that I had really started to become comfortable riding on my husband James’ wheel.  I have done a lot of riding with him over the years, but the winter of 2016 was the first time that I had really been able to stick so close to him so much of the time.  My Silver Strand post was a celebration of this accomplishment, and also a bit of a sad goodbye to sunny San Diego. Continue reading “Don’t Give Up On Yourself”

Saying Farewell to the Silver Strand

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I never thought I would be fast at anything that required physical ability.  Before I started riding a road bike, I had no idea that I had an athletic side to me.  I spent a good part of my life completely uncomfortable with my physical being.  I wouldn’t have dreamt that I would be pedalling hard, sucking wind, and pushing my limits to keep with the wheel in front of me.  There was a time when I couldn’t possibly have imagined feeling fast and fierce.  What I didn’t realize that the seemingly impossible things can become reality. Continue reading “Saying Farewell to the Silver Strand”