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37 and…

PREGNANT. I KNOW! It surprised me more than anyone. Sometimes I feel about as ready for it as a teenager; I have my whole life ahead of me! So how the hell did this happen? It all starts with a … Continue reading

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The MOB Syndicate: Mountain Biking Hawaii’s Mana Road

Looking at the photos Grant posted on Facebook of our Mana Road ride, a man I’ve never met before commented, welcoming us into something called the MOB Syndicate. Catchy, I thought. Mana-On-Bike. I found the naming of this adventure, or … Continue reading

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Levi’s Pain Cave (also known as the Gran Fondo)

So, what’s the “Pain Cave?” At least, according to a cyclist? It sounds almost cozy. Well, at least if you’re not claustrophobic, like I’m not. I’ve actually fallen asleep inside an MRI machine. Seriously! It’s like I’m inside a little … Continue reading

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Skinnies, and When to say When (The M5 Report)

Skinnies. Not skinny jeans. Skinny things that you ride a mountain bike over. Murphy Mack’s Mendocino Mountain Bike Madness (M5) The trails in Mendocino, that I rode as part of Murphy Mack’s Mendocino Mountain Bike Madness (M5), were sweet. Smooth, … Continue reading

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Revenge on Annadel!

There’s no Crying in Mountain Biking This happens a lot: Boyfriend takes girlfriend mountain biking for the first time. Girlfriend cries. Girlfriend sells mountain bike or stuffs it back into the garage to collect dust. It happened to me two … Continue reading

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