Against the odds

Saturday, October 14, 2017 Early registration and deposit for the Fort Valley 50 next Friday in mail: check. Last 26 mile ride to be sure my girl is still holding up: check. Tack cleaning and pre-packing started: check check. At the moment I am on target to head out in less than a week for […]

Gifts [edited]

Monday, June 12, 2017 One thing I love is finding ways everything is a gift- even the things you didn’t think you wanted. If you change perspective and turn them around enough you can see the beauty- but sometimes it takes a little squinting through tears! I am back from the OD safely and have […]

Love letter to my crew:

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 5:30am start on Saturday means an early morning- in fact 5:30 am start means I’m on my horse by 5:15 (ideally but it hardly ever works that way for me) so probably getting up by 4am to make sure we are adequately dosed with coffee. As for Khaleesi, I will offer […]

Details….

Saturday, May 20, 2017 Less than a month to go till June 10 when I tack up for a 5:30am start at the OD100. My brain is ticking along and lists are getting made and checked off.  Thankfully riding and conditioning assignments are light in this time window because the amount of mental energy going […]

Dragonfly in the sun… you know what I mean..

Butterfly out having fun… you know what I mean… Saturday, May 13, 2017 Back to song lyrics again. Sometimes I just can’t get them out of my head and this one has stuck since my last ride a couple days ago.  Feeling Good… One month till our first 100 and the assignment from my endurance […]

green to….

Sunday, May 7, 2017 Just over two years ago as an avid trail rider I decided to take on the ambitious goal of a single-day 100 mile ride. I can’t tell you exactly what possessed me to decide this, but something inspired me and I think I said it out loud at a dinner party […]

Every Little Thing

Monday, June 13, 2016 It was the Old Dominion (I had never heard of Tevis) that first captured my imagination of riding 100 miles through an article in a local electrical co-op magazine. The ride is nicknamed the Beast of the East and of the riders I’ve met (a very limited sampling) who’ve ridden both […]