Trail Dogs

 A Tale of Adoption Little Dog’s Rhapsody in the Night

 He puts his cheek against mine

 and makes small, expressive sounds. 

And when I’m awake, or awake enough

 he turns upside down, his four paws

 in the air

 and his eyes dark and fervent.

 “Tell me you love me,” he says.

 “Tell me again.”

 Could…

Riding During Pregnancy

Along for The Ride, Reflections on Pregnancy It was early December and the sun was just peaking over the horizon of palm trees and wooden panel homes.  I rode my bike to work and wondered to myself, I would know right? The question loomed in the back of my mind all day while I taught,…

Post Workout Stretches

Part of my daily routine is stretching, but on ride day I know my body needs a little something extra.  In this article barré instructor Patty McCarthy teaches me some post ride stretches to keep my body in great shape for those long days on the bike.  In some of the stretches you can see…

Poems on Love and Riding

The Bike I Kept The first boy I loved rode a green bike with cream-colored trim. It was a cruiser, and he rode it to the beach the first time we kissed. We stood under the iron wood trees, pine needles and soft white sand below our bare feet.  Our lips touched with the innocence…

Moab in the Desert Rain

“This is the sense of the desert hills, that there is room enough and time enough” – Mary Hunter Austin My first official “riding trip” was in the fall of 2018, when my husband and I took a red-eye flight from Hawaii to San Francisco, San Francisco to Salt Lake City and then drove 4…

The Journey Begins

Welcome to Trail Rider Mama! Growing up I’ve always loved the outdoors, hiking, climbing trees and getting dirty. As an adult I got into dirt bikes and mountain biking as a way to further explore our natural surrounding. When I found out that I was pregnant with our first daughter, I knew my life was…