#tbt to mile 140 of Cherry City Cyclists' 2018 Best of Bay #DoubleCentury... .
One of the major lessons I learned in my first year as an #endurancecyclist was the importance of a reflexive #positive outlook. Pain, challenge and obstacles can be real aspects of any long ride. If I look at each situation from a positive perspective, habitually, along with the will and focus to finish, everything ultimately aligns. And I do finish. In fact, I feel no pain, see no insurmountable challenge, meet no impassable obstacle. Carry a negative perspective into any situation on the bike, and I will surely feel pain, be slowed or even stopped.
And then, of course, as in the practice of yoga, that same attitude can be extended to an off-bike (as in, "off the matt") experience. And really, that's a big part of the point for me: long rides are just a canvas for expression of that attitude and outlook. I practice on the bike, carry it into the world off-bike. And it works in the reverse as well. And along the way, everything becomes possible. (And really always was 😉!)
Bass Lake - 193mi and 10.3k of climbing, starting in Clovis, up and around Bass Lake, and then out-and-back along the north shore of the otherworldy Pine Flat Lake at sunset. Met and shared the road with more than a hundred ultracyclists, including my new friend @nanciandxena. (Swipe left 3x.)
"If I were in the Tavern tonight, Hafiz would call for drinks. And as the Master poured, I would be reminded that all I know of life and myself is that we are just a midair flight of golden wine between His Pitcher and His Cup." ~Hafiz
Photo credit: Ron Iseri
I don’t know what to say...this was an amazing experience. Meeting so many new people, riding bikes with them, racing against/together with the worlds fastest riders and just having a good time was such a unreal experience.
Ending up the first @redbullpumptrackworlds with an 10th place as one of the rookies makes me satisfied and hungry for next year 😍😊
Thank you @redbullpumptrackworlds @velosolutions_global for making this possible and organising this event! ❤️
@yess_bmx #shredthetrack#redbullpumptrack @gripgrab #neverloseyourgrip 📷: @markducat_ @saskjalack46 @redbull @georgina.grassie
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Hi all! My training miles went up this month - here's my catch-up post: just finished my 3rd back-to-back double century, the Best of Bay. It was 195 miles and 13.8k feet of climbing... Summited Mt. Diablo at mile 85 - the highlight for me. And I'm two days out from my 4th in as many weeks, the Bass Lake Double Century, starting and finishing in Clovis, California... here we go!
I have to say, feeling proud to be featured in the latest edition of Gripster magazine, a publication by GripGrab. A news article here and a TV interview there, these things always make me happy to put my name out there, but this piece of literature feels like just a little bit more 😊 thanks to @yellowhatphoto and @gripgrab for this! #inthenews#printed#magazine#neverloseyourgrip#gripgrab#proicelander
Finished my season with a #win at the Alb-Gold Trophy yesterday.🎉 Now it is time for a huge THANK YOU to everyone, who supported me this year!🤗 Especially I want to thank my coach @bikerralf , my team @bikejuniorteam and all the sponsors! 💚🍾
#gripisyourfriend#neverloseyourgrip#offseason🚳 📸: @egopromotion / @kuestenbrueck
Another day full of miles and smiles. And wonderful climbs and long descents and beautiful forests and a beach and the ocean and a rooftop pool and it all.
Oh Tenerife, you‘ll probably never stop to amaze me. Special thanks to the lovely guys at @bikeexperiencetenerife & @visit_tenerife. #VisitTenerife#TenerifeNoLimits#lizkeandthemountains