Sunday, November 29, 2009

Ready to Ride!

I've signed up for my first ride in the 2010 riding season! The Tour de Cure on June 13th! It will be my 3rd TDC and my fund raising goal is $1,000! Check out my page at the link below and feel free to donate if you would like! :) I can't wait to start my 2010 season!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I hope everyone is stuffed! I've been online shopping and plan to continue to shop tomorrow morning! My "Black Friday" will take place from my couch! My blood sugars were pretty well maintained today. Yes, they did get away from me for a minute but you know how I mitigate that??? Check, check and check my blood sugar again! I know it's tough to keep track of everything I eat on Thanksgiving so, check you sugar before, check it an hour after adjust as needed and check again in another hour. You'll be G-O-L-D-E-N!!!

Here's top 10 list of Thankfulness on Thanksgiving:
1. Good Health
2. Molly, my love!
3. My Family
4. My Friends
5. My job
6. Bicycles
7. Health Insurance
8. Lexi
9. 4 days off
10. My life!

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sad but true

Someday we will find a cure. Live strong DAX!

Monday, November 16, 2009


I'll catch you up on my weekend tomorrow. Getting a little tired after my H1N1 shot today. :/

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Great Birthday Weekend!

Yes, I'm aging. 29 years old today! It's been an amazing bday weekend so far after giving Guy Fieri a high-five during his cooking demonstration at the food network show this weekend! I kept telling everyone about it! He ran down the aisle giving many people high-fives and I was one! Woohoo! He's pretty crazy after seeing him in person! More to come tomorrow when I can get my pictures uploaded! Stay tuned for bday part duex!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Great Quote

From my girlfriends sister who probably stole it from someone very insightful!

Peace isn't a permanent state. It exists in moments. Fleeting. Gone before we knew it was there. We can experience it at any time, in a stranger's act of kindness, a task that requires complete focus or simply the comfort of an old routine. Everyday we all experience these moments of peace. The trick is to know when they're happening so that we can embrace them, live in them. And finally let them go.

Monday, November 9, 2009

More Riding

So, I've decided to keep riding until the bitter end of the year. Literally! Until it snows or drops to subzero temperatures outside. I've decided to do this on my mountain bike as well, pushing the heavier yet more durable bike will leave me stranded less, hopefully!

My past excursions with the road bike have led me to find and pick up every piece of beautifully colored glass in the valley. In short, I'm tired of changing flats! :) Plus since it's dark by 5pm it's tough night riding when leaves cover the trail and you can't see the large bumps and sticks before you hit them.

What I have done is found some pretty bad ass hard-pack/indoor MTB park racing tires, WTB Graffiti is the name of the tires:

Per the website above: The Graffiti SF (Street Fighter) performs in the high-stakes environments of urban riding. Its wide, 2.4-inch casing absorbs hard hits and cased landings; the minimal, recessed tread offers firm grip on the street while channeling away loose soil at the dirt jumps. Add even more confidence to your street sessions by choosing the Team DH version, with its Super Duty casing and High Grip DNA rubber.

I picked these bad boys up on sale for $16 a piece!!! Regular price was $50! How awesome was that deal. I was previously running Panaracer Smoke front tire and Dart rear which will be great in the spring for traction since I got them late in the season.

Here are the pics:
New tires with folding aramid bead obviously!

Old front tire

Old rear tire, great for resistance training! lol!

New Tires #1

New Tires #2

I put 23 miles on them yesterday and they were GREAT! Low resistance little noise! They were easy to install as well, didn't even need tools to roll on the rims, just a little elbow grease! :)

Only downside, is that they picked up little rocks from the road and held them fairly well so you would hear random noises from the tires as the rocks hit before they were expelled from the tires. Also, if you are hitting the pavement you should run a PSI closer to the max of 65 vs. using for dirt jumping, indoor MTB parks or racing.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


"It's not about how we die because death is the only thing that is certain in life. It's how you live that leaves the lasting impression on the ones you love!" A man or woman much smarter than I came up with this saying I'm sure. I've recently shared these sentiments with a friends struggling with the cancer diagnosis of a loved one.

I am going to try to turn over a new leaf and instead of being so critical on my blog of what others are doing focus on myself and how I define my life. :)

Happy Wednesday everyone!

BTW, I got the seasonal flu shot yesterday! Yes, my arm is still sore. Hopefully I can find an H1N1 clinic without a 3 hour wait for that vaccine as well! :)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Night Riding

Question: Why do drivers think, just because it's dark, that I can't ride my bike on the road?

I've invested a lot of my money to make sure you, Mr. or Mrs. driver can see me. I think they shouldn't be allowed to drive when it's dark how about them apples???

On a brighter note, I saw 5 deer, 3 rabbits and one cat while I was out and about!

I hope the winter isn't keep all of you inside on your trainer! :)