Saturday, May 22, 2010

websites to keep on hand

Good Morning Ladies

To Order Group Pic goto

To Follow the Ladies group got

You can also follow my Ironman training at

With out you and your support this could not be.
Thank you

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I pedaled across the US by Linda B

I know that many of "The Ladies" were following my blog
( as I pedaled across the US in March and April of
this year....thanks for the support! It was encouraging to know that there
were people out there following my progress and traveling with me.

The Southern Tier cross country trip with Woman Tours (
was a trip of a lifetime. I highly recommend it to all of you. Each of you
could do it, I have no doubt about that. If I can do it, anyone can.

While I will not disagree that it was an amazing feat, it was not as hard as
you might think. "The Ladies" ride 30 - 50 miles on any given just think of getting up and doing that on Sunday, Monday,
Tuesday....ok you get the picture. It's just great to get up every day and
ride your bike!

The views, and topography of this nation are great....we saw fabulous
mountains (and climbed them) struggled to the top of them, but
then....wheeeeee, we got to go downhill! My personal best downhill speed
was 40.7 mph. Ok, been there done that, probably won't do it again....

I will also tell you that riding with "The Ladies" was just fabulous
training. While many of the women in our tour were much more experienced
than I was (having just started riding in the spring of 2009) I was much
better prepared, thanks to the examples and training tips of LaVerne, Joe,
and all of you.

Many people ask what the highlight of the trip was.....for me the ride to
Emory Pass in NM at 8,800 ft. was the best. It was challenging and beautiful
at the same time, and just to know that I climbed to that elevation (snow at
the top) was such great personal satisfaction. I will tell you though that
the most difficult ride of all was the ride in our own great state of AZ
from Superior to Globe...I was one of only 5 out of 24 women that completed
that entire day's ride.

Many people also ask if it would do it again...the answer is yes, in a
heartbeat...I highly recommend....

See you on the Road...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

This Saturday Ladies Only bikeride 5/22/2010

Good Morning Ladies
This saturday we will have two routes, The long rout will have a added flair, The distance will be 45+ miles. The short route will also have a flair and the distance will be 30+ miles.
Please don't let the distance keep you away. Everyone can do these rides.. We will meet at the Tribe at 5:45 am ready to ride at 6 am. The reason for the time change, The Temp is suppose to be in the hi 90's.
Ladies Please start drinking water and electrolyte drinks( power aid or Gatorade) today. also fill your water and and put them in the freezer to day they will have a solid freeze.. If at all possible try and get the thermo bottles they will stay cold longer.
The ladies that are doing the short route we will have a small clinic on how to change a tire after the ride.

---Jersey size kit are here:
I will have the size kit with me this saturday for all the ladies that are interested purchasing a new jersey.
Here is the price sheet for the jerseys, shorts and 2 piece tri-suits.
Short Sleeve Jersey $50
Sleeveless Jersey $49
Riding Shorts $57
Tri-Top $47
Tri Shorts $49

Short Sleeve Jersey and Shorts Combination $107
Sleeveless Jersey and Short Combination $106
Tri-suit (2 piece) $ 96
I will also bring a order form.
Please fill out the form and return it to me w/payment.

You will have a choice of ordering the original jersey or the new design one. I will try and have a scratch of the new jersey.

---- Congrats to all the ladies that did the Tempe International Tri last Sunday.
-------------- A note from Charlie
Hey Everyone
This Sunday we will once again ride from The Nosh bagel shop (48th St. & Warner on the S.E. corner) The route & distance will be determined by who shows up & how hard we want to ride. The last couple of weeks we have had a good turnout & got in approx. 35 miles of fun in the Awhatukee foothills. If anyone is ready for a change of scenery we can go play on South Mountain. It is about 38 miles from the bagel shop to San Juan Point & back or 42 miles to the Towers. Just something to think about & we can decide on Sunday a.m. hope to see everyone Sunday.

Have a great Week

Tribe Multisport
On the NE side of Indian School and Miller in the Fry's Food shopping center tucked in the corner.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Saturdays Ladies Only bikeride 5/8/2010

Good Morning Ladies
First, I would like to say "Happy Mothers Day" to everyone and to wish all the Ladies doing the SheRox Tri this weekend good luck. With the utmost honor, "Welcome Home Linda B" and congrats on a great journey.

This week we are meeting at South Mountain. Be there at 6 am ready to ride into San Juan at 6:30 am sharp. The ride into San Juan is a lot of fun and then you get the pleasure of climbing out. This ride is very challenging, so please don't get discouraged, just keep at it. Speed isn't important on this type of ride, focus on keeping your legs moving at a good even pace (cadence). On your way out remember to get as much as you can out of the downhill, so the speed can carry you at least 1/2 way up the next climb.
You may ask why are we doing this type of ride so soon:
--I have a time trial up to the Towers this Saturday and instead of canceling the ride altogether, I have had all the Ladies to come out and ride San Juan. Then, later on in the year we will come out and ride it again, so each of you can see how much you have grown in your cycling. From time to time, it's good to have a ride that is very difficult and then come back and ride that same ride and see how much better you feel.
I know from experience that it feels good to surpass the point where you walked or had to stop for a moment or to say "Why did I stop last time?" ...Yes you will say this.

It is supposed to be hot this weekend, so please prep your water bottles (freeze two on a slant). Also be sure to take care of your body by drinking plenty of fluids.

If you have any questions about this ride or anything else, please ask via email or phone. No question is too silly or stupid. I was told by an instructor once, that the only stupid question is the one not asked. So, please ASK and I will do my best to answer them all.

----------A note from Charlie

Hey Everyone
First off, to all of the mothers out there Happy Mothers Day. This Sunday I`m planning another easy ride. We will start from The Nosh(48th St. &Warner S.E.corner) & ride in the Awahtukee area. We will ride as hard or easy as the group wants & set a distance depending on who shows up for the ride. Ride start time is 6:30 a.m. We can go in two groups or split along the way & go different distances. See you Sunday.

Have a great Week

South Mountain
from any where in the valley, Take Central south pass McDowell, pass Southern, Pass Baseline, Pass Dobbins, follow Central all the way up into the Mountain. You will come to a guard station take a Left turn and park in the first parking lot on your Left.

Bagel Nosh
48th street and Warner on the SE side of the street in the Bash Plaza parking lot.