These views. This bike. Summer.
I 💕 summer. Goodness it feels good to be pedaling on all the trails that taught me how to MTB.
It’s happening! This has been a project in the works for many months, and I’m super excited to announce joining up forces with @jameydriscoll to increase the exposure of the team from last year with @sofithevilla!
So without further ado I present to you the Pivot/Maxxis PB Stans/DNA Cycling team! Look for Jamey out at gravel and MTB races this summer, root for Sofia as she continues with her strong MTB season, and keep following me for more surgery recovery/training happenings!
While you’re at it, follow the team 👉🏼@pivotmaxxis so you can keep up to date with all the happenings!
We’re lookin forward to a crushing season!
While Summer is just kicking off here in the lovely PNW, and I’m finally feeling the groove on the mountain bike, I can’t help but be excited for the upcoming CX season!
I finally feel like my hips are coming around, allowing me to push harder gears, stand out of the saddle, and get some sweat rolling off my face, and it feels SO GOOD!
I’m working hard to get my strength and race fitness back, but I’m sure I’ll stumble upon it at some point.🤷🏽♀️
I’m super excited to share with you my CX plans, but you’ll have to wait a couple more days.🤫
What kind of shenanigan trail is this?
BC Bootcamp day #2 has left me wishing for my full suspension, but this hardtail is crushing it, my bits on the other hand...🤔
Geesh, mountain biking is fun! Day 1 of what I’ve deemed “BC bootcamp” was a success! Rossland, BC has delivered the goods, with the longest ride, and most elevation I’ve ridden since surgery. Too bad @bigairchris isn’t having much fun.
I paused my regularly scheduled PT routine to have a girls weekend with these ladies.
We laughed (and cursed) our way up and down Blanchard Mountain. Happy to say my hip totally crushed it. Then we danced through the night at Rumors, and my hip crushed that too.
Here’s to more summer days filled with laughs and friends.
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A dear friend of mine described my first recovery as an emotional roller coaster of a journey, and this second recovery as pure grit. I couldn’t have found better words to describe it if I even tried.
Recovery requires a lot of internal strength, positive reinforcement, and loads of work.
As an athlete it’s easy to think back at what I used to be able to do. It’s easy to be frustrated with my body, questioning why it doesn’t feel like my own. Us athletes, we like challenges, we liked to be pushed beyond what we knew capable. Every BODY is capable, but it takes a special mindset to take it to the next level. It takes a mindset and drive to push forward when you’ve been set back.
I’m human, at times I want to scream at the top of my lungs. But don’t worry, I won’t give up. I’m a fighter, I’ll keep pushing forward, it’s in my nature.
When I was learning to read, I locked myself in my room and didn’t come out until I could read. True story. Perseverance runs in my blood.