Last week, on Thursday, July 4th, my dear friend Tammy and I joined up and participated in the Twin Cities Bicycle Club TCBC Watermelon Bike Ride event. We decided to be brave and go for it, and do the 52 mile route. I had done 49 miles at the Hope in Motion ride just a … Read more Heat exhaustion during the 4th of July Watermelon Bike Ride
Happy End of June and happy joyful summer! I am slowly and surely recovering from the intensity of moving all my stuff from one house to another house. And I am pleased to report that I have now lived successfully with type 1 diabetes for 38 years. The day someone was diagnosed is “celebrated” by … Read more 38th Diaversary + 49 mile bike ride recap
Tomorrow I’m doing my second bike ride this month for a beautiful charity. On June 1st, I rode my bike in the Tour de Cure Twin Cities, raising money for diabetes research and camps for kids with diabetes put on by the American Diabetes Association. The ride I’m doing tomorrow, June 22, is for The … Read more Hope in Motion, #BikeRideForGood
Last Saturday, June 1st, 2019, I rode 46 miles on my bike as part of the Tour de Cure Twin Cities. It was a beautiful, sunny, perfect weather sort of day. Doing the ride was a bit of an athletic stretch for me because I really haven’t done much training this spring. The longest I … Read more Tour de Cure Twin Cities, recap by one Red Rider
It’s Saint Patrick’s Day this Sunday, March 17th, 2019 and I am pleased to tell you that I am over half Irish by family heritage. As it is, both my mother and father are and were more than half Irish, which means that I’m the same. I haven’t done a 23 and me genetic test … Read more The Luck of The Irish for all!
I made a vow that I would officially start cycling training again by March 1st. And that’s today, so here I am! I got my bike set up last weekend. No small feat, as I had to change out the rear tire and wipe the entire bike off, yes it was covered in dust!! Plus … Read more Back in the saddle…cycling training starts NOW!
It’s time to move past thinking about athletic goals to doing those goals! Today I’m sitting in my office this fine, sunny, after the Jayden Polar Vortex that caused Minnesota to shut down, and I realized I’ve been doing a lot of athletic thinking. I’ve recovered from -50 degrees Fahrenheit temps, and finally I’m thinking … Read more Thinking about athletic goals during the off season
I love bike riding. I also love reading. For safety reasons, I don’t bike and read at the same time. I confess, I am not a fast bike rider. I wish I was, in fact, I’ve trained to go fast, and sadly, it never happened for me. Nonetheless, when I’m out biking and the wind … Read more Life’s too short to go so f*cking slow, you know!
The first thing I want to say this week is a big huge THANK YOU for the many positive comments on Facebook and here on this blog for the post I did last week about being a one breasted bionic endurance athlete. It took a lot of courage for me to write about the body … Read more How to realize you do belong in the endurance community
Breaking my ankle twice in two years makes me feel old. I rarely feel old. My approach to aging is to generally remind myself that most of aging is a state of mind. I rarely talk of aches and pains. I am very committed to keep my body moving. Then, I break my ankle and … Read more Cycle until you’re 88 and beyond