Tag Archives: biking

Identities – Part One

In this last year there are two identities that I’ve learned to claim.   Biker, and Woman of Color. I don’t just bike.  I am a Biker.  It doesn’t matter what kind of bike, or how fast I am, or … Continue reading

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What A Ride

Holy moley.  What a ride it’s been. Eleven years ago I hated biking.  I wanted to like it so much.  I wouldn’t have admitted it back then, but I HATED it.  Was terrified of it.  Just getting on a bike made … Continue reading

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banana potato energy bars

I’m drafting more interesting blog posts, they’re just not ready yet.  Or I’m not ready… But I can tell you it’s that exciting time of year where spring seems to feel more like a reality than a dream.  It’s that time … Continue reading

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Swim and Bike: B2B race report part 2

Saturday October 17th 2015 I was ready for my 4am alarm.  I ate, stretched, and pooped – ahhhh – all the important stuff out of the way. Now to actually start the race.  In the grand scheme of things, this part seems … Continue reading

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OMFG – Taper. Finally.

It’s been 5 grueling weeks since the bike crash.  Today I ended my last “long” ride sobbing.  I’m too spent to be witty.  Here’s a recap of my rollercoaster. The week of the crash I did nothing.  I’ve never done so much … Continue reading

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Bike Badge Earned.

I was in triage at an ER trying not to hyperventilate.  My mom was saying “Yoga breaths.  Take yoga breaths.”  One kind nurse looked me in the eye and sternly told me to get my breathing under control.  After assessing my vitals … Continue reading

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Not A Blister

Denial – had it so bad and I didn’t even know it.  Because I was avoiding it.  Sometimes there is nothing you can or should do.   This was not the case.  Remember way back in March when I said I had … Continue reading

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