Suffering Alone (AKA Solo Rides)

What happens when you try to get a group ride together and nobody shows up?  First you ponder (albeit briefly) if anyone likes you, then you continue on your merry way and have a fun ride. I emailed a bunch of friends to see who wanted to do the Barlow-Bonney-Bennet Loop (I call it the…

N-1+1= Net Neutral

I took a bit of a social media and blogging break.  Just need to reset for a bit.  I’m sure my 3 adoring fans missed me greatly.  (ha ha ha) The super short mountain bike season has kicked off and so far I have done two of the series races.  Echo Red to Red and…

Central Oregon Backcountry Explorer

The official name of this route created by The Swallows is the “Central Oregon Backcountry Explorer“.  I’ve been calling it the Prineville Loop or Ochoco Loop. Back in December/January Dean and I started talking about doing the Oregon Outback in late April.  Which then turned into follow the Outback route until Prineville then morph off…

A Tad Sporadic

So I’ve been a bit sporadic with posts lately.  I’m sure my adoring fan (Hi Mom!) is the only one who has noticed. Mostly have to blame it on racing the fat bike category for the Oregon XC Series.  I’m the one who normally takes all the pictures during our adventures so it’s a bit…

Keeping busy

Consistent crappy weather has not deterred us lately.  We have had one or two actually  nice days interspersed here and there.  Luckily one of those nice days my first mountain bike race of the season, it was held in almost perfect weather.  The record setting rains seem to have subsided and a more on and…

Another Overnight

After the last overnight at Stub Stewart in the snow, I booked another cabin for this past weekend.  I wanted to get in one more trip before the next few months focus more on training rides and races. I convinced Michelle, Dean, Tom & Cassie, and Shawn to join me for this one.  Being winter…