It was the first year our family took part in the “Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day”. Pumpkin introduced new mountain bike fashion with her sparkly riding skirt and cheetah print shoes combo. I know it’s kind of weird, but I got a little teary seeing all the kids, all the smiles, and all the [...]
It’s totally the mini-van of bicycles. And since I totally rock the mini-van…
Having Grandma in town meant the kids had a playmate all day. Games were played, swings were pushed, bikes were ridden, nails were painted (grandma’s of course – pink with white hearts & polka dots – see pic) and memories were made. The patience of Grandma always amazes me and knowing there is someone in [...]
In the last few years, Todd and I have started our own camping tradition: a mountain bike ride for experienced and non-experienced riders alike. Family members have not only survived the trek, but have been converted!But alas, this was my last ride on my bike before it got totaled in a rear-end collision …
My sister started the Lopez Run tradition years & years ago.9.3 miles into camp–steep hill at mile 5–family cheering for you as you enter camp.This was the first year I decided to give it a try, running it with my 3 adult nieces. Who knew I was so good at chatting while running.Just wished …
“Dropping 5,000 vertical feet in 17 miles from Packer Saddle to Downieville, the Downieville Downhill is the longest and most demanding downhill mountain bike race in the nation. This prestigious race course follows the paths of the Sunrise Trail, Butcher Ranch Trail, Third Divide Trail and First Divide Trail. It’s big, it’s bad and it’s [...]
On a bike, or a hike or in a car, the views in the Sierra Butte National Forest were spectacular.
Downieville, CAPopulation: 325″Downieville evokes the peaceful atmosphere of a tree-shaded, Old California burg. Everyone seems to move with the grace of the swaying pines. A block behind Main Street, a man in rubber gaiters casts for trout at the union of the Yuba and Downie rivers. A few yards away, a gang of lanky teens [...]
Our new little mountain biker thinks she’s “all that”. She must always be in the lead and we’d better keep up. I went to pass her once on the trail ince and she looked over at me and said “As if!”"AS IF!”
New Trail.New Bike.New Wildlife.New Adventures.Princess rode 6 miles in the dirt (and sand) on her new mountain bike.I’ve never seen a prouder papa.