Firecracker 5k

Riding with the Men

I asked the women of the Pedal Women’s Cycling Club if anyone was interested in riding up Deer Creek Canyon. Radio silence. I scrolled through the pedal RACING Strava group and saw a discussion with the Racing Team posting about the same route. I was the only woman...

Ride The Rockies Training Update

I placed 2nd in my age group in the Gran Fondo New York World Championship (100 miles/8,600’ climbing) on May 15th to prep for Ride The Rockies. Argentina came in first and third, Puerto Rico fourth. I should be pleased, but I pushed through the last grueling climb...

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Ride

The song ‘Let’s Go Crazy,’ by Prince, is like an anthem for Ride The Rockies, but we could also consider the RTR anthem as: ‘Let’s Go Healthy!’ What a wonderful song that would be. It reflects our goals of healthy exercising (pedal ten-thousand hours this week), and...

Learn to Love the Elements

Some of us knowingly head out on the road, rain clouds threatening our fun, but continue on anyway. Others are out riding and get caught in a thunderous storm and immediately have to seek shelter. And then there are those who are prepared for anything.  I was the...

Why RtR Now? If not now, when!?

“What were you thinking!?” My husband asked me this when I told him I was invited to RTR with The Christopher T. Keller Foundation team. And I thought, he’s right! I’m almost 63 and realize that my riding needs goals to improve my climbing, speed and endurance….or to...