Monday, July 30, 2012

Welcome to California!

Well, it has been a month since my move, so it is about time I started getting back to writing about stuff that the three of you sometimes read.
My ride reports over the last month?  Four rides, three of them on a (wait for it (I hope you are sitting down))...on a road bike.  Yes, I have only been on the Single Speed once since arriving.  Why the disparity?  Well, when I arrived, my Niner had a flat tire and needed the brakes bled yet the road bike was ready to go.  Plus the first ride was just to ride around town to get to know the area.  But honestly, the scenery on road riding is fantastic in the Sierra foothills.  I definitely see a balance of road and mtb riding in my future (whereas in NC the balance was more like 4:1 toward mtb).  Now I can hardly wait for my new road (CCX) bike to show up.

Shhhh, don't tell the wife!

Update and Pics Below!

of the scenery and biks, not the wife (you wierdo).


Riding in Tahoe.  6000' Elevation? Meh.

Unfortunately I have eaten too much of this....

and too much of this. 
 Gained nearly 10 lbs over the last 7 weeks...but the training and re-commitment begins now!


  1. Was wondering how you were doing out there on the West coast! Glad to hear you are enjoying the new area....but I am thinking you should convert that new CCX bike to a single speed. You know just for old time's sake...and so we won't make fun of you. Not that we would of course....but SOME people might call you a gear weanie, a sell out, a.....ummm never mind. ;-)
    Happy to hear about the beautiful scenery....I am very jealous. :-) Best of luck in your new home with your new bike. California bike scene....beware. :-)

  2. Ha, I could convert my new CCX bike to SS, but I would need a ridiculous gear to get around these hills. I will still rock the Niner SS, but I think I will enjoy some long rides on my new 16.9 lb Titanium CCX bike (set up with road tires). It is o.k. to be jealous. :)

  3. Oh, and Laura, time to update your blog for crying out loud!