My second triathlon.

by Runner Susan on August 3, 2010

in Bike, Race Reports, Running, Swimming, The Dark Side, Tri

If you remember last year, my Martini Twin and I did our first tri together – it was great, except for the part where I didn’t know how to swim and freaked out. Totally and completely freaked out. Which, having never really swam before, was a completely understandable thing to do. But I was determined […]


Tour of Paris

by Runner Susan on July 18, 2010

in Bike, Good Guys, Rally, The Dark Side

The Chef and I rode the Tour of Paris, TX yesterday and it was so stinking stupid hot. I rode the 37 miles and Chef rode the longer route, 60 something miles. It was really fun to get away for a day together – although the last ten miles I seriously thought the skin was […]


It’s not about being fast, just faster.

by Runner Susan on August 22, 2009

in Bike, The Dark Side

That’s what my friend Zoë always says. So meet my new friend – she may not be the fanciest or most expensive bike, but I rode her for 53 miles today and she fits so well.  I love her and I think she loves me back.


I’m almost certain I will forget something even though I have three bags of things needed for the sprint tri: wine, shoes and other stuff – so I should be all set – and yet there is just so much to take it’s bordering the ridiculous. A new bike would not be bordering ridiculous though, […]


Napa Valley Teaser

by Runner Susan on June 20, 2009

in Bike, Napa 2009, The Dark Side

This is part of the elevation map Pamela sent me from our ride on Tuesday. The Napa Valley Bike Shop called this an “Intermediate” 26 mile loop. Well California cyclists, if this is intermediate for you, then I salute you! Because it was the equivalent of climbing a mountain and falling over a cliff for […]


Good Peoples

by Runner Susan on June 18, 2009

in Bike, Friends, Napa 2009, The Dark Side

Internet people, if I ever met good people in my life – it’s 21st Century Mom’s Pamela and Keeping Pace’s Jules. I’d link them, but I’ve been tasting wine all day and it’s beyond my current neurological capabilities. I can tell you this though, they are the kindest, nicest and most genuine and beautiful ladies […]