Friday, March 30, 2007

A new blog

Katie Clark and Nicole Nellis from the West Michigan Ride Team have put together a new blog that several team members are contributing to. This will be a great way to keep up with what the whole team is doing, not just yours truly.
The blog is
We have also put up a link to it. While you are at it check out all the Ride links. There's some cool stuff over there.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Out like a lamb

The end of March has been muy bueno. The nice weather has allowed us to get out on the bikes several times this month. On Monday, Mary and Tom rode the White Pine Trail north for a trip of about 14 and a half miles. Then today Mary and Death Valley team mates Sara Andro and Tracey Graves went out for 20 miles. They started at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids and then hooked up with the WPT. We are getting longer rides in earlier this year than last. Part of that is the weather and part is being in better condition. It is amazing to think about what kind of shape we were in before the first Death Valley ride 2 1/2 years ago. Back then a 10 mile ride meant we were done for the day, now 10 miles is a warm-up.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

The Season's First Sunday Night Update

The weather was fairly mild this past week and we did manage to get outside riding once, so that means we need an Update. We do not update based on indoor training rides. We don't like riding indoors. We do it to stay in shape. We ride outdoors because we enjoy it, and we stay in shape. But that is a extra benefit.

This week's ride totals:

3/13 - 10.5 miles, White Pine Trail south

Total: 10.5 miles

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Let the season begin

March 13 is still officially winter but we were out on our bikes yesterday. The temperature was pushing 70 degrees and it was sunny, sooo... we pulled down the road bikes and zipped off to the White Pine Trail for a quick 10 mile ride. There was even a slight head wind on the way out, which is nice, because we love the wind. Now I know there are hard core riders out there who bike all winter long in the ice and snow. Let me just say, we are not that type of biker. Although we have great respect for those who are. We are really looking forward to the bike season getting underway in full in the next few weeks. It felt really good to be out on the trail yesterday. The snow is melting and the gears are turning.