Riding Journal

Whistler Bike Park & Women's Bike Clinic 8/27/12

I might have missed Crankworx but I didn't wanna miss out on getting more laps in the Whistler Bike Park and experiencing one more women's clinic night. Since I had been traveling through Vancouver so many times this summer, it was the perfect opportunity to come ride Bike Park and do a Vancouver twitter scavenger hunt on Wednesday. Since today would be a full evening of bike park with the women's clinic, Carrie and...

27 Aug 10:10 PM 0 Read More...

Stevens Bike Park 8/17/12

After spending the last couple weeks in California, it was good to come back home to the sunny northwest and hit the trails at Stevens Pass Bike Park. A lot has changed since I was up in July, both trails are now fully top to bottom with tons of features jam packed into them. [singlepic id=14531 w=500 h=375 float=] I met up with Dennis to spend the early afternoon lapping the bike park. It was good to have a riding...

18 Aug 9:32 AM 0 Read More...

Northstar Bike Park 8/2/12

After spending Tuesday in the Bike Park with the bumps and bends clinic, today was about getting back on the same trails and motivating myself to continue to conquer them while working on my riding. Conditions were dry and sunny but the breeze up and down on the ride were perfect for mountain biking. I started out on Live Wire, then headed over to Gypsy for a couple laps and ended the day on easier Coaster and Easy R...

03 Aug 8:37 AM 0 Read More...

Northstar Bike Park 7/31/12

What a difference a resort looks like in the winter and the summer. In January I was lapping snow covered trails (even got a couple powder days) and here I am in July riding different trails on the same terrain at Northstar Resort. From boots to bike pads. Once I knew I'd be spending time in Lake Tahoe, I made sure to arrange a visit to ride Northstar's Bike Park. It's been fun to ride new terrain and really test my ...

31 Jul 6:53 PM 1 Read More...

Timberline + Windells Camp 7/19/12

Today was a good day. The day that everything starts to come back that you forgot, the day that you have a good crew to ride with and the day that snowboarding is fun. My snowboard legs started to come back, making today a lot more comfortable on the boxes and back on the board. We ended up having our group of girls lapping the park today. It was Michelle, Angela, myself, Caitlin and Taylor lapping the box section o...

19 Jul 4:16 PM 0 Read More...

Timberline 7/18/12

After spending the last couple weeks mountain biking, I finally planned a trip to visit Mt Hood for some much needed shred time. For those seeking summer snowboarding in the US, Timberline Lodge has it and there are two popular summer camps that offer fun private parks for your enjoyment. The northwest had a good winter which means an awesome summer for park building on the glacier. Arriving back at Mt Hood in the...

18 Jul 6:12 PM 0 Read More...

Stevens Bike Park 7/15/12

Having the Stevens Pass Bike Park in my backyard is a dream come true. I knew that I'd be busy organizing and re-doing the website this weekend but was counting down till I could head up to the Bike Park for an afternoon break of lap after lap to clear my head. I wasn't sure what to expect for weekend crowds but found that even with the two trails and one chairlift, that the flow kept up during the day so lines were ...

16 Jul 5:45 PM 0 Read More...

Stevens Pass Bike Park Opening Day 7/6/12

When the Stevens Pass Bike Park opened late last summer, I was living out of state but still stoked to hear my home mountain opened lift accessed downhill trails. Since moving back to Washington earlier this winter, I've been anxiously awaiting for the snow to melt since Stevens closed for winter operations and today was finally the day for the Bike Park to open! Props to the hardworking Stevens team and crew to get ...

06 Jul 7:42 PM 1 Read More...

Whistler Bike Park 6/26/12

The last day of my Whistler trip finally arrived. Cue the sad sappy music. On a good note, the sun was shining, the lines were short and the trails offered up a more loose ride for the day. Today was a day to ride by myself, fast lap with the singles line and work on what I learned from the women's bike clinic last night. There is a photo of me riding through Heart of Darkness when I took the first jump (it was my ai...

26 Jun 4:22 PM 3 Read More...

Whistler Bike Park & Women's Bike Clinic 6/25/12

For the past month, I've been progressing in the Bike Park. Sometimes it's been baby steps, sometimes huge leaps. I'm still moving forward, gaining confidence (and losing it on some days) but I'm always having fun. This trip to Whistler was based around coming up just in time to experience the Whistler women's night clinics to help my progression along with coaching. A little coaching can go a long way and it seemed ...

26 Jun 8:16 AM 0 Read More...