Beauty in the Mundane

Remember that there is beauty In the mundane, And peace in the sleeping eyes Of your child Snuggled softly in your arms. That adventure need not to be Far from home When little hands Can feel flower petals Just minutes from your door step. Remember that there is Love in the belly of a baby,…

A Day in Waiheke, NZ

Aotearoa, or New Zealand, had been on my bucket list since early college.  As an English major at the University of Hawaii I was fascinated by the poetry and literature coming out of the Maori cultural renaissance and from their descriptions of the whispering sea to the vast fern forests, I knew that one day,…

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…

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…

She Rides, Interview with Dirt Bike Danger aka Maiah Hamocon

She Rides is a series of interviews with inspirational women trail riders.  This week we interview rider Maiah Hamocon.  Maiah, also known as Dirt Bike Danger, is an amateur EnduroCross and trail rider, social media influencer, digital video creator and full-time student studying aeronautics maintenance technology. At only 18 years old, the Maiah is not only a…

Finding the Right Dirt Bike – 3 Great Bikes for Women

Lets face it, dirt bike manufactures just didn’t have the female form in mind when designing their bikes. Yes, we can get custom graphics and gear, but what about a bike that is the right size and powerful enough for a woman? Typically we are the ones left to make the adjustments to make our…