Saving the World with My Free Spirit and my Diamondback!

Saving the World with My Free Spirit and my Diamondback!

March 3, 2013

I've got a looooong way to go

It's going to be a long road back to where I was... But, I rode today.  Only 12 miles, to and from my little volunteer gig.  My goal is to ride 4 days a week when I get back to full-time at my primary workplace (I'm currently working 3 days a week very far away).

If you're riding (or walking your dog specifically) along the SLR trail, please do the world a favor and PICK UP YOUR DOG'S FECES.

Happy Cycling!

October 25, 2012

On second thought

I might just take the bus. It's such a nice day to forget my helmet and there's this nice patch of dirt and spikes that my brand new tires wanted to roll through! Maybe if I'm really lucky some of the spikes will have punctured my tires AND tubes. That'd be so cool!! Then I can have a repeat of Tuesday, only I have class at 5:15 that I need to be at. I'm so awesome at this whole life thing.

Crappy Cycling!

Tires 'n' Tubes

My awesomely awesome Hubs bought me new tires and tubes and I get to test them out on my way to class tonight!  I'm pretty excited.  I'm gonna scoot up Rattlesnake Canyon like nobody's business, on fresh legs, with a decent amount of sleep in my head.  I'm feelin' good about this! 

October 24, 2012


Always keep money with you while riding... You'll need it for the city bus when your tires go flat!

October 21, 2012

Losing a wallet

Losing a wallet can be a real pain in the ass.  Especially when your driver license is in it, and especially when you work on a military base and don't want to/can't afford to pay for the "driving-without-your-license" ticket.  I don't have time for that!  It is far easier to spend an hour each way getting to and from work (or school) than to get pulled over, get the ticket, go to the DMV, get the new license, go to the courthouse (that happens to only be open when I'm at work), prove that I have a license, and go on my merry way.  Anyhoo... I'd like to take a moment to point out the positive things that happen when you lose your wallet:
  • Forced exercise = losing weight
  • Burning an extra 1,000 calories makes you not give a rip about what you eat, and you still lose weight
  • I get to watch the sunrise from my bicycle seat everyday
  • I'm always at the front of the line at red lights
  • I appreciate red lights now because I can catch my breath and take a coordinated sip of water
  • I'm obviously saving money by riding my bike
  • I'm saving CO2 from being released into the atmosphere
  • My neon is getting a much needed break from the daily grind
  • Food in the house that would have probably not been eaten is getting eaten to replenish calories
  • It's oddly entertaining to see how douchey motor vehicle drivers can be
  • I get to shower at work and save even more money
  • I sleep better at night from all the exercise (or is it from exhaustion?)
  • My legs are slowly morphing into pistons, rock hard pistons (ok, that was slightly exaggerated)
  • My cycling gear is getting put to good use
  • I have waterproof panniers (?) to keep my clothes nice and dry
I think that once I get my license back I'll still try to ride a majority of the days of the week.  Probably not nights that I have class and hubs doesn't, because that's a crappy ride home solo. 

In other news:  Rose went on her "first" bike ride today... and she wants to go back for more!  Well, after her hind quarters recover.  We rode the trail to the beach and back.  It was pretty fun!  If you'd like to contribute to her buke fund, click the donate button and I'll make sure it gets to her bike! 

Before I go, here's a couple random tid-bits:  AARON IS AWESOME BECAUSE HE TOOK ME TO SEE CARRIE UNDERWOOD LAST NIGHT, and we saw a sweet little orange cat at the pool/jacuzzi area tonight.  What's up little orangekitty?

Here are some pix from our ride today... Enjoy!

Happy Cycling!!

September 14, 2012

Awesome article!

I know it's been far too long since my last post, or ride for that matter... But, I wanted to share this awesome article I read today!

Happy Shared Cycling! (-;

April 20, 2012

Thursday nights in Oceanside

Hubby and I went to the Thursday night street fair thingy in Oceanside last night (with our bikes, of course), and we learned that they have FREE bicycle parking, with security!  What an awesome concept!  It keeps us from walking around and tripping people with our bikes, and frees our hands up so we can sample hot sauce and hummus.  We are going to start volunteering for the bike parking to help give back to Oceanside's super bicycle friendly community! 

Happy Cycling!

April 6, 2012

Rode to work...

And it was RAD!  My max speed was 31.7 mph.  How do I know this you ask?  Because my incredibly awesome hubs bought me a GARMIN!!!!  Now I have the same cool gadget as him (mine is actually way cooler) and can use Strava and be cool, just like the real cyclists ( : 

I noticed something today that I think needs to be addressed.  This is for the motorists who think that cyclists are taking up space on "your" road and who freak out at the sight of one of us and make dangerous moves.  You don't need to exaggeratedly swerve into oncoming lanes just to get around us.  All you need to do, is pay attention.  That's it!  Now, if you're in an unnecessarily large vehicle, like a Hummer or one of those pick-up truck with twelve wheels on your back axle, please try your best not to hug the bike lane... But everyone else, just paying attention is all we need you to do. 

That's my gripe for the day.  Well, that 10 minute hill... Nope, I'm gonna leave it at that.  No complaining! 

Happy Cycling! ( :