May 20, 2011

Mountain bikes, maybe?

By Anna | 5 Comments »

I’ve been considering adding a mountain bike to my fleet recently. As I’ve been introduced to the more “serious” side of riding, mountain bikers really seem to have the market on fun times. Recently fellow Bici racing team member John K and Emily over at She Rides Bikes posted about their experiences racing the PMBAR 2011, and even though the idea of racing that is particularly mind blowing (50-80 miles, 9,000-15,000 feet of climbing,take 6-12 hours to complete), I still somehow imagine it’d be fun to try! Crazy.

Today Heidi posted a great video over at Grit and Glimmer, and I think that might have pushed me over the edge. While I sit here in my office I imagine being out in the woods, riding forever, getting all dirty, not dealing with traffic…sounds pretty amazing to me.

Maybe I just need a sexy angel to teach me the ways.

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  1. On May 20th, 2011 Simeon said:

    Nice video, you on the wrong side of the pond to come out with the South Lakes Group which local group of the RSF a off-road cycle touring club in the UK, we have weekly club rides into the hills of the Yorkshire Dales and the mountains of the Lake District, you can see what get up to in the photo ride reports at this link

  2. On May 20th, 2011 Emily said:

    You should try it! Mountain biking is the best.

  3. On May 20th, 2011 Mary Mc. said:

    There is a women’s cycling group started in Birmingham- I think on Facebook it is listed at Magic City Cycle Chix (MC3). Also, there is an all-levels mountain bike ride on Thursday night at Oak Mountain put on by Cahaba Cycles and there is a beginner ride on Friday nights at 5:30ish, meeting at the south trailhead (last parking lot before going up the hill to Peavine Falls). If you want to borrow a bike for the beginner ride to try it out, you can go to and message Stacey Davis. She’ll get you the hookup.

  4. On May 20th, 2011 Elisa M said:

    that video made me tear up then laugh hysterically. Now I want to MTB! Damn you, Emily; I can’t get another bike. :)

  5. On May 21st, 2011 SurlyGirl said:

    You should definitely give mountain biking a try! There’s nothing like it. It combines my two favorite things, bikes and nature. And racing, you should give that a try to. Those 6 – 12 hour races are so much fun, even if you aren’t “serious” about it.

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