Where the blacktop ends…girl power in Michigan

Everyone talks about the romanticism of loading their bike up and taking off for a long weekend. We throw that idea around a lot at our house and with friends….about two months ago, after races had been cancelled and everyone was feeling pretty down, I threw out the idea of an all girls weekend of …

Sometimes we just need a reset button

One of the most common questions we are asked is “why do you go live off grid for two weeks each summer with your kids?” Imagine two weeks where you see no one else but your immediate family……your cell phone doesn’t work and most of the time the only thing on the agenda for the …

I can’t win so why should I race……

The most common theme when I talk to someone about an event that has never been is I can’t really race so I don’t want to go…..Those words have ALWAYS struck me as odd. Yep, we have some killer photos of me at events with a wth did I do look on my face. And …

The only thing cold was the snow!

Every year one of my favorite events is the Ladies Fat Bike Getaway sponsored by the American Birkenbinder and Salsa Cycles. This year we hosted 42 women and coaches for a weekend that left everyone with warm hearts and cheeks that hurt from smiling! People always ask me “why do you ride”…..simply put it is …

Give them a gift that will last a lifetime!

Today everyone talks about how kids sit indoors with their ipads, play station and phones. Heck, there are even memes about how we had great lives but we forgot to look up. What if we looked at this differently….what if we as parents admitted that as kids an electronic device was a pretty easy babysitter …