Reflecting on Happiness, Joy and Suffering

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Just a few days before Axel died Randy and I were on a date. As usual we took time to discuss and reflect on life. Basically the conversation could be summed up as, life is good. Things were not perfect but we had a stable life with major flexibility and two amazing boys. Our conversation [...]

4 Tips for a Successful Family Bike Ride

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What do you think of when you envision riding with your entire family? The dream is that you will all be in a state of family bliss, riding along together at the same pace, wind at your back, kids smiling, and lots of family bonding. The reality is that while that can happen, you need [...]

Find Mindfulness Through Cycling

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As cyclists our minds go something like this before a ride, “Where are my shoes? Are my tires aired up? Do I have time for this? Is my Garmin charged? What will I cook for dinner? Do the kids need to be picked up? What was I looking for again?” We go from one activity [...]

Adventures in Moab 10 Years Ago and Today

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After spending last week in Moab I was getting a little nostalgic thinking about all the great trips we’ve had there since the late 90s. As with any place, Moab has seen tremendous growth over the past 10 years and it stirs up different feelings. As a mountain biker I am overjoyed with the recent [...]

Moab Family Friendly Mountain Bike Trails

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Some say it’s about the journey not the destination. That’s great when you’re alone and have time to explore, but when you are riding with a six year old wandering aimlessly is not an option. Or almost worse, choosing a trail that is too advanced which can cause a tantrum in even the most patient [...]

Velo Mom Manifesto

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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what I want the Velo Mom blog and brand to be. Should I focus on women’s cycling, family cycling, travel, grief, wellness, or personal growth? After both a look back at what Velo Mom has been and what I want it to be I came up with a [...]

Pregnancy Nutrition Tips for Biking Mamas

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While studying some basic pregnancy and nutrition advice I found the following information and made it simple to follow for biking mamas. B I K E which stands for: B= Balanced Meals I=  Include Calcium K= Keep Hydrated E= Exercise on a Full Stomach I also included some information on my favorite bike food when [...]