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Cape Epic :: The Power of Bicycles

Last night – as the sun was setting, illuminating the mountains – we kicked up dust with bicycle wheels, riding through the streets of the Kayamandi township; Bud and I were on bikes that we borrowed (a rarity for us,) and between us was our…

March 11, 2016

Cape Epic :: The Unknowns of Being Epic Everyday

Overwhelmed, relieved, frightened, nervous, excited, elated. These are all the adjectives I’m pretty sure I jammed into my announcements as I stood up on a dust-covered work bench to speak to the some 200 folks gathered on the shop floor beneath me. It felt like everyone…

February 22, 2016

Cape Epic : Through the Winter + the Wind

I woke up this morning in a start; first unsure of where I was, then unsure of why the alarm was going off so early, and THEN unsure of why I needed to abide by its nagging chime when the sun wasn’t yet up.…

December 9, 2015

The Rapha Women’s Prestige 2014

So much has happened in the three weeks since that crazy/amazing day that I found myself – at last – rolling over, around and through the golden hills of the East Bay with an amazing group of ladies who charge on two wheels, rapping…

June 1, 2014

6 Ways To Work the Off-Season

If you’re anything like me, you relish your recovery time. Feeling un-tethered to a training calendar, enjoying lazy morning breakfasts, coffee-shop bike rides, and leisurely runs in the fall leaves + chill…there is nothing better. Except, perhaps, when you finally find yourself getting hungry…

November 7, 2013

TransRockies Run 2013

“If you never go, you never know.” I repeated silently to myself with eyes still closed, my knit hat covering my eyelashes, hood cinched tightly around my face with cheeks brushing up against the soft, yet dew-covered down of my sleeping bag. “You can’t…

August 25, 2013

The Reason to Run – Nike Women’s Half Marathon 2013

I went for the most epic run tonight in Cortona, Italy; the road I followed proceeded directly out of the tiny town of Pergo, and immediately up and into the hills, winding its way into Cortona from the northeast side, and landing smack in…

May 17, 2013

Sea Otter Gran Fondo 2013

It has taken me a couple of days for my answer to the question “how was Sea Otter? How was the Gran Fondo?” to shift from one that includes the story of the crash, to one that simply states – it was wonderful. I…

April 24, 2013

Rapha Women’s Prestige 2013

The more I ride bikes, the more I love them.  And, thus the harder it is to turn down opportunities to ride them epically, and for good causes.  Last weekend, a group of 120 ladies (myself included) gathered at the Rapha Cycle Club in…

April 19, 2013