Surya Nama “Scars”

Lately, I’ve been making a real effort to go to yoga class consistently, at least twice a week or more. Sure, I could do yoga at home, but it’s not the same. In a group setting I do far more … Continue reading

Rio Verde Loop

Rio Verde Loop counter-clockwise, the “Cowboy Way”, starting from the Gainey Village Shopping Center (Scottsdale & Double Tree Rd). Approximately 2,500 feet of climbing. The Cowboy Way around Rio Verde Loop On Sunday I led the newly dubbed “Los Coyotes” … Continue reading

Down the dog

Other than when I was out of commission due to shoulder injury, the past few months have been the longest dry spell I’ve had when it comes to riding. I’ve only been out on the bike a few times since last October … Continue reading

Fall Death Valley Double 2012

The Fall Death Valley Double Century Route, starting at Furnace Creek, going out to Stovepipe Wells, then on up to Scotty’s Castle, and then north/northeast to Hwy 95 in Nevada for the turn around point, returning to Scotty’s Castle, then … Continue reading

One Hill at a Time

A Fountain Hills / Hills of Via Linda climbing extravaganza and metric century, with over 3,100 feet of climbing. The popular Hummingbird climb in Paradise Valley was added as a bonus on the way home. Shoulder stabilization exercises in physical … Continue reading

Upper body stabilization does magic

After hearing about my experiences climbing out of the saddle and having every bump be an “event,” my physiotherapist came up with exercises to help my shoulder strength, specifically with cycling in mind. She thought these exercises would not only strengthen my shoulder … Continue reading