Riding those Rockies! Again!

In 2014, I was one of 5 or 6 other folks chosen to be “Peak Pedalers” for Ride The Rockies. We had to write a certain amount of blog posts during the training and during the ride itself. One of the perks for us was the by-passing of the lottery for the 2015 ride. Which just so happens to be the 30 year anniversary! At first I didn’t really care,.

Ironman Kona!

There has been a lot going on over here in Hawaii these past few months. Work. Travel for work. More work. I am currently here in Kona for the Ironman World Championships – not to race, but to get my Retul Bike Fit certification!   Yes! I’m now a Retul certified fitter and I’ve got to tell you that I love, love, love the knowledge I’ve gained. I can’t wait.

Ride the Rockies 2014 : Pre-Trip & Gear List

As with any event, I was really ready to be done with the training for Ride the Rockies. Done. Over. No more. Our island is small, my dog needs a baby sitter, and it got hot. And I wore out all my cycling shorts. I was just done. So I was oh-so-happy to get to taper week and ship off our bikes to Colorado. That didn’t mean I was the.

Saddle Battle: Part 1 The Quest

I originally wrote this back in July of 2011 on my Bike Friday blog. I’m bringing it over here so I can update my Saddle Battle Adventures! When it comes to my Queen Victoria, I do not skimp on gear. This includes chamios cream, riding knickers (thanks TdF for the lingo!) and saddles. Ahhh…saddles. Bless you folks with the luck of just stumbling upon a saddle and going “saddle issues?.

New Gear: Rain Poncho!

I’m a banana on a bike! No, I’m just trying to stay dry in the heat and humidity of Hawaii! Years ago I dropped a LOT of cash for a Carradice Rain Cape and within 2 years the thing had delaminated and was useless. Typical Hawaii issues. I loved the concept though! Loved the openness below you as your ride. Loved the bright screaming yellow. Loved that it kept my.

Review: De Soto Skin Cooler Top

Gear Review: De Soto Women’s Long Sleeve Skin Cooler with pockets. I’ve been able to take the De Soto Skin Cooler top for a run up Diamond Head these past 2 Sunday’s. The first use was on a run that started at 10am from Kapiolani Park. It was a VERY hot day with just a little bit of wind and not one cloud in the sky. It’s important to note.