It’s been a bit since the last update here on the team tumblr blog. After the end of the 2012 season I took a break from the bike but I swear life got busier somehow! November and December were a whirlwind of holiday fun, getting together with friends, organizing sponsorship, cleaning house, attention to nagging neck problems, and just leading a more sedentary lifestyle in general. It feels great to back in the swing of things now though again! Lots of riding outdoors on the weekends, indoors on the spin bikes at the gym and on the trainer in my basement during the week. Pumping some iron, a bit of XC skiing, and a little running too.
Sue & I try to ride together, and/or just hang out when we can, but last week we decided it would be super fun to try and get more women involved in some of our rides. We sent out a last minute invite on our Facebook page to try and round up some ladies and put together a 3 hour group endurance ride. The response and interest was great ,and even with short notice, a few women were able to make it. Jen, Heather, Jamie, Sue & I had an awesome afternoon
playing trying to stay upright riding on the snow covered trails and pump track at Lakeshore Park in Novi (pictures above). Very happy it all worked out :o)! We hope to do this semi-regularly so stay tuned to the G.R.I.T. MTB Team Facebook page for more group rides in the future.
Sue has done some updating on her personal blog and the Team Facebook page has gotten steadily updated over the winter as well. Check them out and look for more updates here as we will announce our 2013 sponsors soon & 2013 jersey design!
I hope the New Year is treating you all well & thanks for reading!