Tuesday, February 14, 2012
from the heart Valentine cards.
I like to finish up my reminiscing of past Valentines, Mother's Day, and Birthday Wishes by looking at a past picture of Julia & I. Remembering her little voice and giggles that came with each love letter, picture, or token from her.
Friday, July 22, 2011
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce my weekend ride, the Giant OCR2 road bike. My posts for the weekend ride spot consist of bikes that I come across in my weekday readings, this bike came from Craig's List. Recently I have aspired to train with the Clovis Hills Women on Wheels, WOW in preparation for the Valley Girls Ride in October, and while I’ve been riding my commuter/comfort bike (Miss Daisy), and I think she is well equipped for the task that would be at hand, I thought a road bike might be a more proper fit for the occasion.
Even though I had purchased this new ride on Monday of this week, I had not had the opportunity to really test ride it until this morning. Yes, it was time to get acquainted with this new lightweight, skinny tire, bullet, and see if we were compatible, after all training starts in six more days, and I wasn’t about to go into it without knowing anything about this new ride.
I started out a bit on the shaky side, but in no time at all I started getting a feel for the bike, and a understanding of what this particular kind of riding is all about, and after 21 miles I knew we were going to be good friends.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
The Airborne Goblin 29. Even though I am not much into mountain biking these days, I have to say I really like this bike. Maybe it's because of its green coloring, or its awesome bad boy name, but what ever the reasoning it's my pick for the Weekend Ride.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Okay so I have not been keeping up on my blog, as I should. This has been a source of irritations for me, because I have been debating with myself on how often I should be making post. I have even pick-up a preoccupation with viewing other blogs and becoming either relieved, or discouraged as to how often they are blogging. And to make things worse, I had to go a get myself a Twitter account, where almost everyone has a link to their very sophisticated blog and webpage, and here I am with my little Blogger, and no webpage…hum.
So on occasion I review my blog, usually when I want to add a post, or a widget (which I just added Dailymile), and I started to read my biography. In it I write ‘this blog is really just for fun’… Wow. There I had my answer. Now I know that when my husband reads this, he’ll say “ this is what I have been telling you” usually when he says this to me it’s followed up with” but get someone else to tell you.” But guess what? I didn’t need anyone else to tell me, because I had already written it. Right there on my blog, in black and white, oh yeah there is some color too, but this blog is all about F-U-N!
While I never intend for anyone to read my blog, (other than my husband), I do intend for it to be a fun project and learning experience for me, as I continue to pursue my degree in communications with a concentration in New Media. WHEW! Boy I can breather easier now.
Friday, April 29, 2011
The weekend ride is usually dedicated to bikes, but this post is about a different ride. This weekend Yosemite Fitness the Central Valley’s only indoor rock climbing gym will be packing up their ropes, harnesses, and shoes, and closing their doors. I have really enjoyed being a member of this gym. From the very first time I climbed at their facility across from Fresno State, I was hooked. Not only did I enjoy the physical aspects of climbing, but also I appreciated the encouragement and support I got from Team Yosemite Fitness.
The other ascetics that drew me to Yosemite Fitness was that they were unlike any other gym I had been to. Where other gyms focused on just the physical attributes of being complete muscle, YF challenged the body and the mind with the problem solving of climbing the wall, and just plain having FUN! YF was a friendly place, where parents could bring their children and share in the climbing experience while contributing to being physically fit. It was a place that being introduced to someone in the way of belaying them composed a friendship. And while either climbing, or in between various classes, you could sit, chat, and just enjoy being around the YF community.
Sean, thank you for being such a great sport. You were always very accommodating whenever I had a question or concern. I wish you nothing but the best in the future.
Here’s to a great ride.
Friday, April 22, 2011
In the year 1926 William ‘Rath’ Pashley first came on the cycle scene with variety of bike styles, but it was the carrier cycle made for the Royal Mail (the Mailstar) that Pashley is known for.
Today new styles are being built the same way they have been for 80 years, by hand. This commitment and attention to detail makes Pashley Britain’s number one cycle manufacturing company, and in my opinion truly a classic.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Well here it is the weekend, and looking forward to doing some wonderful spring outdoor activities, one of which I bet you can already guess by the title of this post. But whatever floats your boat in the way of your outdoor adventures, may they bring joy and peace to your soul.