Sunday, July 29, 2012

Today I got in two of the MTB segments and I have now ridden 8 of the 15 climbs I need to for the Santa Monica Second Annual Climbing Challenge!  After I finish all 15 MTB climbs, I will attempt to ride all of the 15 road climbs for my goal of all 30 climbs.
Not much sleep last night - was at the T1 tunnel at 7:30 a.m. - climbed to Latigo and back to car - check -
Drove to Zuma and climbed around 2000 in four miles and knocked out that segment - And then I got the QOM on the DH  -check- had so much fun - Dani, Noah and the babies stopped by for a visit!  Simply a beautiful day!
Tomorrow looking at possibly Bulldog if I can get an early start before the heat!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Brutal climb for me up W Rogers Backbone in heat

 Started on a warm morning about 9:15 from Almalfi and Sunset
Climbed up backbone for the first time - BRUTAL climb for me - but I made it and pushed hard! ( this is a downhill ride, if you ask my) even passed my riding partner a few times while he was sinking in gravel ;-) what a great feeling! ;-)

I never dreamed I would go from bone marrow transplants, boobs being put in a lab jar, shaving my head in the shower crying, being told I was going to die soon more than twice -- terminal cancer  --  broken femur - to a day like today!  Thank you God, friends and family for always supporting me to keep on keepin on! -- Great day!  last week I worked a tough week in a technical arbitration - and today climbing in the SM mountains!  Life cannot be better!
The ride ended up being about 20 miles and 3000 feet of some steep rocky, sandy, loose, overgrown climbs - and then some flying fast downhill -  and HEAT!

"Have you found joy in  your life?"

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sycamore; Overlook - Hell Hill

Today was a beautiful day riding in the Santa Monica mountains.  My first attempt riding up hell hill, about an 18% grade.  I did it twice ! Then off to take a highchair to Dani and Noah and see the babies for a bit.  Then off to meeting!  Days just don't get better than this! thank you for my life, God!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

LaGrange TT Race -Third Place - First Race -

                                           Sporting my lucky number
              Since I don't have a TT bike - did my best to  stay low, but it was not working very well -  Third place made me happy.  First place is a pro racer.

We started around 9:00 a.m. to ride as fast as possible for 12.4 miles.  It was so much fun that I think I want to do another one.  May need some aero bars?  The weather was perfect and after the ride I went to see River and Rhys.  It was a perfect day!