Eating up the trails in Bend. Yum yum!

Off-Season Update

Late September through January is technically my off-season, but that doesn’t mean I’m off of anything, really, except racing. And that’s kind of a lie too, because I ended up contesting nearly the entire cyclo-cross season in B.C. That was a bit unintentional, but it happened! I think this past fall and winter has been …

Me n' my Xprezo T-4 at the Hahn Buenavista viewpoint.

Escape to Palm Springs

I was a little reluctant to leave, because the winter at home really hadn’t been that bad. The west coast wasn’t saturated like it gets most years November through January… or May. Heck, we rode in Squamish Dec. 31 on sunny snow-free trails then rang in 2012 with another fantastic rain-and-snow-less Squamish mountain bike ride. …

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Natural Disasters in Europe – Sandra’s Report

The first natural disaster of note to this post is the volcano in Iceland that kept hundreds of thousands of flights and passengers earthbound last month, including little ol’ me. Funnily enough, I was oblivious to Eyjafjallajökull’s shenanigans for the first three days of flight groundings, because I was happily and heedlessly enjoying some quality …