Riding Journal

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...

Whistler Bike Park 6/24/12

It felt really good to return to the promised land of bikes and boards aka Whistler to be able to work on my Bike Park progression. I've been missing the carefree environment, friendly atmosphere and all-around fun that goes on in resort towns so it's been my main mission to return as much as possible. I scheduled this trip around the Monday night ladies night so I could partake in it with three days of downhill t...

25 Jun 9:49 AM 0 Read More...

Whistler Bike Park 6/13/12

It was a relief to see the sunshine come out after yesterday's wet and muddy riding day. It meant the trails would be a bit drier, easier to grip and just as much fun. I headed back to the Whistler Bike Park to get in my laps and work on technique. Since I learned to mountain bike last summer, I didn't ride with more experienced people till this summer so now I'm starting to get the tips and techniques coming my w...

14 Jun 8:04 AM 1 Read More...

Whistler Bike Park 6/12/12

When it comes to Birthdays, I've found that doing something that makes me happy is the best way to spend them. In the past I've gone snowboarding for birthdays so this year I decided to go mountain biking and spend a couple days in Whistler. It was exactly where I wanted to spend my birthday, having fun in the Bike Park and having a low-key day. I made my way to the base of the lifts after 10am when they opened, l...

13 Jun 8:28 AM 1 Read More...

Whistler Bike Park 6/3/12

Spending a weekend in Whistler is exactly the right amount of fun regardless if it's winter or summer. Last night we met up with a crew in Squamish for dinner before watching the Whistler vs Squamish roller derby match. Despite sore muscles from riding hard on Saturday, we headed back to the mountain to get in our laps. It was our girls crew of Carrie, Janet and myself for the day. The day started warmer than expe...

03 Jun 9:20 PM 0 Read More...

Whistler Bike Park 6/2/12

After riding Whistler Bike Park Opening Weekend a couple weeks ago, I knew I'd be returning as soon as I could for more downhill time. It felt really good to be back on the mountain bike getting my fix of adrenaline, heart pounding fun as I rode down the mountain. After spending the holiday weekend in Washington, I knew this weekend I'd be returning to ride Whistler again so I packed up the bike, drove the 5 hours an...

03 Jun 10:21 AM 0 Read More...