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bikes

The race is called Counting Coup. It’s 44+ miles and 8,000+ ft of elevation gain. Todd signed up for it before he decided to train for a half marathon challenge with his family. With next to no saddle time in the months leading up to the race, he waffled as whether …

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Race Recap: Xterra Renegade Off-Road Triathlon 2012

by This is Carrie on May 7, 2012

Putting aside the terrible pre-race music (Lisa Loeb and Faith Hill songs do not pump you up), Renegade Racing puts on an awesome off-road triathlon.  It’s a race I look forward to every year (2010 recap, 2011 recap). I like to swim, but I do not like to swim with people kicking and clawing me […]

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Family Indoor Triathlon {Winter Racing in UT}

by This is Carrie on January 16, 2012

When my brother-in-law heard about the First Annual Indoor Triathlon being sponsored by his athletic club in UT on New Year’s Eve, he knew it would be the perfect event for the family.  When he found out we could compete as two teams of four, it made it even better.  After 20 minutes on the […]

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Trying New Things: BMX as a Family

by This is Carrie on December 8, 2011

A few weekends ago, we borrowed some gear and headed out to the local BMX track to make one of Todd’s dreams come true: a night of riding BMX style as a family. Even though the girls had been resistant to the plan for months, once they got out there (one tumble aside) we couldn’t […]

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Mammoth Mountain Biking Mancation

by This is Carrie on November 11, 2011

Every guy deserves a little vacation with the boys.  Over a month ago, they took their “mancation” to Mammoth to do a little mountain biking.  If you only watch 10 seconds of the video, Todd wants you to know he is the one jumping in the very first shot.  Watching the crazy stuff they do […]

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Take Your Kid Mountain Biking Day 2011

by This is Carrie on October 22, 2011

It’s one of our favorite days of the year.  140 people (80 kids) took to the trails in Orange County on the first Saturday in October to celebrate Take Your Kid Mountain Biking Day! I’ve never seen so many smiles per mile. Showing up for the last 3 events with an ever growing number of […]

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Riding the Cannell Plunge {Mountain Bike Adventure}

by This is Carrie on October 16, 2011

Located in Kernville, the “Cannell Plunge” is a popular bike ride of epic proportions in the southern Sierra Nevada with incredible views of the surrounding peaks, forested single track, and non-stop action. You get over 28 miles of riding starting at 9,200 feet, most of it on single track. We had been talking about doing […]

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The Joy of Learning to Ride a Bike

by This is Carrie on September 23, 2011

Video taken during the weekend Brother learned to ride his bike Heaven is being three years old and learning to ride your bike in your favorite (too small) “Cars” pajamas. Heaven is being a dad whose son just learned to ride his bike and is already “pulling tricks”

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Mountain Biking in Park City {Our Anniversary}

by This is Carrie on September 5, 2011

Thanks to Grandma & Grandpa, we were able to sneak away to Park City, UT for a long weekend full of good food, beautiful scenery and amazing mountain biking. We experienced the Alpine Slide and Alpine Coaster at the Park City Resort (and wished the kids were with us just a little bit). We rode […]

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He Rides!

by This is Carrie on August 30, 2011

We owe it all to the Strider balance bike. They have revolutionized the way parents teach kids to ride their bikes.  Learn balance first then learn to pedal.  Brilliant. Learning to ride a bike using a Strider balance bike Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

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