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Either write something worth reading or do something worthy of writing. - Ben Franklin
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Dirt Girl + Nerd Boy = Good Times
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
New Post, finally
Friday, August 14, 2009
Hipster Girls on Bikes
Sweet photos of girls of all kinds sporting bikes of all kinds. I gotta get me some o' dem shit kickers.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Laramie Enduro Report
Thursday, July 30, 2009
T-Minus Two Days
Monday, July 27, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Ladies, stand up for your right to pee
Over the various adventure travels, camping or anything outdoors, one thing is a constant concern for the tender gender: Is there a bathroom? Of some kind? I have a girl bladder like no other and the potty gods have blessed this earth with some pretty timely portas, like the one I found just in time on our hike out from the the Grand Canyon or on our mtb hut to hut trip or the the one at the Porcupine Rim trail head in Moab. But, most of the time, we are copping squats behind the nearest big tree or rock or building, and if you're like me, you're generally with a bunch of "oh, I'm just gonna pull off the road here" dudes. Yeah, I got penis envy. But no more! Ladies, we have been liberated. Go-girl is our answer to squatting. No longer do we have to bare all. We can be one of the guys. We can stand and pee! We're free. And I don't even think we have to shake it when we're done. Just pee, zip and go, girls!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
More FC50 Pix
Monday, July 6, 2009
40 is the new 20 at the FC50
Age is all relative. For sure.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
3 days til blast off
Monday, June 29, 2009
Meet some dirt girls
Finally after much delay with the weather, we finally were able to have a Chica ride. It was at Lake Manawa and I'm tickled to report I had my largest group yet: 6. Woo-hoo! Two were newbies, Linda and Jennifer. It was literally Linda's first time on single track and she did great! You should have seen her one-foot it through a couple of hilly spots. But she kept the rubber side down the whole time. Jennifer has a new Specialized full squish that she's getting used to after getting her mad skillz on a hard tail. Nicole, Cat. 2 racer, came out and lead the group while I swept the trail. A few others that had been before left before we took the photo. One of the ladies said that if it wasn't for the chica ride, she wouldn't go out on the trails. That's what I'm here for, ladies. Your guide to good times!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
LiveStrong wristband in Iran.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Ponca's Rad Revenge
You Know It's A Good Weekend When...
Friday, June 19, 2009
Christmas in June
Look what Santa Trek brought me! Shoes, helmet, gear, XT cranks, tools...all cuz I ride my bike. Ain't that just the coolest thing ever?! All of this is the rest of the stash all of the Trek Woman Who Ride contest winners recieved. Does Trek take care of us or what! Serioiusly, I want for nothing. I have no excuse not to ride. So, let me say it one more time. Ride your bike, people. Look what can happen if you just ride your bike (well, besides lose weight, live healthier, drive less and tap into the 10 year old that's inside all of us).
Thanks again, Trek, and their super generous rockstar head of sales for WSD products, Ms. Heather Henderson. As well as all of those that support women in their quest to rediscover themselves using two wheels. This company/brand gives and gives and gives. They just want people on bikes. I can't say enough so I'll do it by pedaling instead.
Monday, June 15, 2009
My focus is starting to narrow
Okay, sports fans, so here is why I do what I do-- long days in the saddle, turning over mile after mile. At the prime age of 39.75 years my body is telling me go long. I prefer the marathon type mountain bike races to the classic XC. I can maintain a high heart rate for hours on end once I've ramped up to it and can push back many of the mental demons that can stop most riders after a couple of hours.
Roxy's ride Saturday
We did some hill repeats in Iowa, between Logan, Magnolia, and Pisgah. There were some brutal hills in there, and Rox is climbing stronger than I've ever seen her before!
4200' of climbing in 65mi. 15mi of ascending, total 1:05. Avg speed while ascending of 14mph. Gaining 20 feet of altitude per minute, on average. Not too shabby!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Man, this wedding planning is killing my blogging time. Sorry!
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Now that's how you kill a weekend
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Wedding Planning 101
Monday, May 18, 2009
Must do list
This has been on my to do list for a while and now it's the Trail of the Month! Someday, I'll ride that cowboy!
Ride of Silence, May 20
|Ride Of Silence - May 20|
On May, 20 at 7:00 p.m., cyclists all around the world will take to the roads for the Ride Of Silence. The ride is a silent rememberance of those killed or injured in cycling accidents, plus protest the continued carnage taking place on the streets.
Locally, the ride will take place in Bellevue and is being organized by the Bellevue Bicycle Club. It will start at the parking lot next to the Keystone trail at Raynor Parkway and 36th Street in Bellevue. Police motorcycles will provide an escort.
The ride hopes to raise cycling awareness during bike safety month to motorists, police, traffic engineers, insurance companies, and city officials. The ride is also a chance to mourn, in funeral procession style, those who have already been killed.
The Ride Of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph for no longer than an hour, and remain silent during the ride.
The ride requests black arm bands be worn, red only if you have had a bike/motor vehicle accident. Helmets are required; bright clothing and lights are highly recommended for the ride home. There are no fees charged anyone to participate.
To learn more, visit the Ride Of Silence website at www.rideofsilence.org.
A weekend with the Death Star
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Talk the Talk
Ride Your Bike To Work Week
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Extreme Yoga = Extreme Pain
Note to self: Don't do hyperflexing yoga moves the day before a race. So, since doing this move to stretch a stiff lower back, I've been off the bike. A lot of good that did. I missed the yummiest conditions at Platte this weekend, then was docile on Sunday. I did ride with the Chicas Monday, but it was just a spin to see how the back was doing. It was mad after one lap at Tranq. Today it's better after seeing Dr. Rick, my back man for a couple of years. Hope to do a group ride Wed. and see what I can accomplish.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
My mom is a rock star. (My brother, Jim, is pretty studly too). Don't forget to tell your mom how much she rocks today!
Love ya, ma!
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
A Day in the life...
Sunday, May 3, 2009
What: Chica Ride
Where: Various mountain bike trails in Omaha, Bellevue and Council Bluffs
When: Monday nights, May 4-August 31; meet at 5:45pm, roll out at 6pm
Who: All levels, novice to expert
- Learn how to ride off road
- One-on-one instruction
- Fun and fellowship
A little bit about me:
I've only been mountain bike riding and racing for ten years. I didn't get on a mountain bike until I was in my late 20s and it's been a love affair ever since. In the beginning I didn't have anyone to show me the ropes. Instead I was shown the trail and was expected to figure it out. It was a bumpy road for a while but soon I got the hang of it. Within a year I was racing locally and within two years I was traveling to places like Colorado, Utah, and South Dakota riding and racing. My bike became my preferred mode of adventure travel or as I like to call it my "magic carpet" and it has taken me to many cool places like wide open deserts, high peaks and through many beautiful forests - all places I probably would have never seen had I not been on a bike.
A little bit about the Chica Ride:
This is the first time I’ve led the Chica Ride. It’s not my ride, it’s yours. Your pace is my pace. My goal on these rides is to create a supportive, beginner friendly experience. You can ride as fast or as chill as you want. Or maybe you want to practice a certain section over again. I encourage it. I'll be there mainly to cheer you on, give instruction and make sure nobody gets left behind.
First ride, May 4th is a Swanson Park in Bellevue.
Take HWY 75 South to Cornhusker. Go west for about a mile.
Look for the Bellevue Fire station monument sign on the north side of Cornhusker.
If you get to 36th street, then you went too far.
Parking lot is to the left once you turn north into the park.
Looking forward to the ride.
PS - For questions, you can contact me at roxzanne.abbott(at)gmail(dot)com
PSS - Be sure to bring a helmet, bug spray and water.
Friday, May 1, 2009
Roxy Racin' this Weekend
Good trip photos here.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Moab / Fruita 2009
The Death Star
Say hello to the latest addition to my fleet, Trek Madone 5.5, a.k.a. the Death Star. That's what they should have called the custom paint scheme instead of Starry Night. The black actually has tiny sparklies all over it, making it look like, as PB said, the universe. Very well said.