Friday, 22 February 2008

Four Hours of Power

Picked up my European and Swiss money, some American money, and some traveler’s cheques…received my tickets in the mail….I think all I need right now is a bike!!!! Yeah, it’s that time of year again, waiting for the new ride to arrive….anxiously waiting. With all of the warm weather that we’ve been having, I’m dying to take a new mountain bike out and get it totally broken in.

For anyone who hasn’t heard, my local Calgary based team, Terrascape Racing, is putting together a fundraiser event in the form of an indoor bike race “Four Hours of Power”. Half of the proceeds will go to Access Advantage which works to help reduce barriers in participation for children, youth and family’s, and half of the proceeds going to help fund my trip to Europe for the World Cups. It’s going to be a really neat event, with a fully catered banquet afterwards and really cool prizes…so if you’re not doing anything on March 15, come out and join us. There is information put up on and .

Thank you for your support.

Thursday, 7 February 2008

Winter Riding

So here I am, feeling sorry for my cold self, checking out all of these blogs and photos of people riding in warm places...Tuscon, Hawaii, California....I'm having some serious warm envy. Lately it's been tough just motivating myself to go outside from my house to the car, that kind of thing. Three minutes outside is too much.
For the past couple of days, it's been warming up a little, but I'm very slow to come out of my cave. Breaking the hibernation cycle is a slow, tough process. You know, it's warmer out, so you ditch the puffy jacket for something a little more stylish, but not as warm and you end up feeling just as cold as when it was -40 out...if that makes sense?
Thinking about it, my dad has been riding none stop too and from work in this nasty weather and that got me motivated. Dallas did a super epic road/gravel ride on Monday on his old fully rigid hard tail and that got me motivated. Checking out pictures of people riding in warm places, although it filled me with envy, definitely got me motivated. So today, I pulled my single speed off the wall and headed out on a awesome snowy ride....and man did I have a blast. (It's actually only been a week since I've ridden outsite but this cold snap has made it feel like months) So I'm begging you, if you see me, give my butt a kick and tell me buck up and just ride outside...I'll love you for it.

Just over a month till the first race......almost can't wait that long.

Happy Trails

Friday, 1 February 2008

Hot Yoga

I've tried various forms of yoga in the past year, but last night I dragged Dallas out to try "Hot Yoga". Pretty neat experience, I don't think that I've ever sweated that much, seriously, but it felt great and I feel awesome today. Lots of back work, strength and a really good purge of the system.

Definitely worth a try.