On the Road Again

by Sonya on April 7, 2014

A couple weeks ago, I raced the True Grit 100, a rowdy 100 mile mountain bike race in St. George, UT. I had a great time, enjoyed some interesting challenges, and was happy to be riding singletrack again! It will likely be one of the last races I do on a hardtail since I just got word that I am finally getting the NEW Canyon Lux. Their first carbon 29 full suspension mountain bike. I can’t tell you how excited I have to have a FS bike that I can race and cease the beatings at endurance race after race on the hardtail. I do still love my hardtail though!

St. George has chunky desert riding, red dirt, big views, blue skies, and attracted a lot of my racing buddies I hadn’t seen in months. It was a great time.

To read my full race report, you can check it out on MTBR here.

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It was a nice break to race a single day race. The logistics alone seemed simple. I only had to bring 2 kits with me and my luggage wasn’t pushing the limits of the airport clerk’s patience! I came back from the True Grit for a mere 24 hours and found myself on another airplane. This time, I was headed to Dallas/Fort Worth area.

I like going to DFW because I have family there although it’s an unassuming place for cycling, I like the cycling community. Richardson BikeMart and DORBA hosted me for my On Dirt clinic. We had a great showing and I loved chatting with people of all ages about my true passion; cycling! It has made such an impact in my life and my goal is to break down barriers to help people develop into the sport.

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Some lucky people got a pair of my custom DeFeet socks!

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Later that week, my fiance(Matt) flew in to spend the weekend with my family.

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I got to meet my little niece, happiest baby on the planet!

From there, we jetted over to New Orleans for a convention he had for his work. I had never been to New Orleans, and it was everything I expected.

Highlights for me were the music on Frenchman St, touring a cemetery, and visiting the oldest bar in America!

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We went to a Mardi Gras party to cause some trouble

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Holy Hot Sauce!

After a couple days, it was back to British Columbia for a 2 week stint. I was glad to get a break, I’ve been all over this winter. It’s been fun, but I needed to hunker down and actually train! I’m heading to Sea Otter on Wednesday followed by the Titan Desert Stage Race a week later!!!

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Looking for a Challenging MTB Event in CO?

by Sonya on April 3, 2014

Hey there! Colorado has so many great races to offer. We really are lucky to have the access and one of the best places to mountain bike on the planet! If you want to take your game up a notch, check out these Colorado Sufferfests. They range from 40-125 miles! Bring your A GAME!

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Hey DFW!

by Sonya on March 8, 2014

My On Dirt clinic series is coming to you! I’m partnered with DORBA, Richardson BikeMart, DeFeet, and Ergon for this clinic. Hope to see you in a couple weeks!

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Fatbacking

February 12, 2014

My new obsession!  I have been wanting to get into fatbiking, especially living in Colorado for 9 winters and more recently in BC this winter.  Where there are stunning mountains and great summer mountain biking, there is also snow in the winter.  I got my hands on a Fatback on Friday. I haven’t been able […]

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TransAndes Challenge Stage Race

January 31, 2014

I am back and have the first race of 2014 in the books! I’ve been trying to get down to this race the last 3 years, and thanks to Michael David Winery and DeFeet, I was able to make the trip. The Andes were beautiful. My main surprise was the rain forest flora. It reminded […]

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I’ll be happy when….

January 6, 2014

Ever heard yourself utter those words? I’ll be happy when I buy a house. I’ll be happy when I lose 5 pounds. I’ll be happy when I’m done with school. I’ll be happy when I’ve [insert goal]. We’ve been taught to set goals and strive to achieve them. It’s great to set goals and expect […]

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Do Epic Shit for 2014

December 21, 2013

It’s that time of year… holiday season! And what happens at the end of holiday season? New Year’s!! Maybe consider some of your resolutions and add this to your list: Get your DO EPIC SHIT socks here. My newest sock from DeFeet!

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The Bike.

December 10, 2013

The bike is a place of healing, a source of dynamic challenges, a space for lofty dreams, a guide to inspiration, a vehicle of adventure, a tool to make friends, a sweat therapist, the key to mental and physical well-being, and a life teacher in graceful success and frustrating disappointments.

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Temper Tantrums

November 25, 2013

I spent the better part of Sept and Oct flying around like a maniac doing lots of trips for both business and pleasure.   You can see my posts on Costa Rica for some Ultimate 200km filming, I was in LA visiting Ergon, North Carolina visiting DeFeet, Interbike, BC with my bf, and Colorado. I […]

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Stuff I like: DeFeet UnD-garments

November 18, 2013

Well, two things are happening. One, it’s getting COLD outside! I’m digging out my baselayers and wearing my arm warmers, leg warmers, knee warmers, and wool socks every day.   Phewey.  Two, it’s that time of year- holiday season. I always try to get my shopping done early, but it never happens. This is the […]

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