Or you might even be asking, what is a manual machine? And who is the Little Match Girl? Before I was a mom wearing a mountain bike helmet, I wore a construction helmet to make a paycheck, then a chef hat to cook, then a baseball hat to coach, then a teacher, nurse, janitor, bus … Continue reading What does a manual machine have to do with the Little Match Girl?
The first time I rode with a mt bike club was over 15 years ago, a two day camping trip with a mt biking boyfriend I met online. He was pretty much a Frat Boy all grown up, as much as that's possible, so he was very social and knew most of the 20 riders … Continue reading Respecting the 10 Commandments
Suntop is a technical ride, with over an hour of climbing just to get to the trailhead. In all, it took us about 5 hours to ride the 20 miles from the parking lot to the top, and back down a series of narrow steep switchbacks where the trail is loose and technical in spots. … Continue reading Suntop
I mentioned to my daughter my hesitation on adventuring solo, and we both agreed its reasonable, there are plenty of women out there doing exactly that. I told her I don't feel comfortable if I had to protect my self with a weapon like a knife, since I could be easily overpowered and the knife … Continue reading Women’s Self-Defense Class
riding past a rainbow... it literally went from my left side, over my head to the right. a typical scene on Maui Roads. Facing a wall at around 2000 ft elevation. these are edible! Wild dill tastes like licorice, paired with some nasturtiums growing close by. The flowers taste like horseradish. My legs were asking … Continue reading Training ride Paia to 5000 feet
At this point, just need to put more miles on to get in shape. We sold all our bikes down to one each. Through 15 years of moves, I've kept my old faithful, a classic Schwinn Homegrown, their last racing frame made in the states. 22 lb mt bike back in the day, but now … Continue reading Miles and Miles
Yesterday I needed something to change up the workout, so I rode to the Lahaina Pali trail and hiked up to the windmills. 22 miles riding plus 3 hours hike. Our stay here on Maui is drawing to a close is a few weeks, as we prepare to begin training on the mainland in Washington … Continue reading Maui No Ka Oi