A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to talk about trails, my friends & BMX for Joe's podcast The BMX in Our Blood with a handful of the coolest women in BMX. For me, being a bike rider & a trail builder has made me a better person & I am forever grateful for the chance to be a Posh local, digging & riding with some of the best dudes around including the BEST DUDE EVER, Brian. I love that guy & bikes & trails & my friends. It's gonna be a good year. See ya in the woods!
My sweet little nice is spending the weekend with us & today she learned that sometimes riding bikes can be gnarly. Lily got a bloody nose while ripping the pump track at Catty Woods when she landed her first trick on her face. Surprisingly, she was not upset. She sort of just got up & looked at me with blood coming out of her nose & said calmly "My nose is bleeding".
Luckily there were a ton of dudes around who have landed tricks on their face so it turned into a "look at this scar" party, which she thought was pretty cool. I think she's pretty cool & tough as nails. Of course, because I'm no good at this whole thing I let her soak in a tub with a bath bomb that ended up making her break out in hives. I had some kiddo allergy medicine on hand (because I give it to my dog), so I gave her some medicine & we went to bed. Now we're up, she's watching kids play Minecraft on YouTube & then we're headed back to the woods to celebrate what is probably the last TT & Lily weekend ever.
Over the Winter I started planning a new roller/pump/warm-up line at Posh Woods. The first line built by a girl. Today I started digging & building up what will be a very tight berm. I'm so stoked.
My second year attending Women's Weekend at Ray's Indoor Mountain Bike park was awesome. I love having the opportunity to ride alongside so many talented women. The amount of BMX riders grows everywhere which feels awesome. I continue to step outside of my comfort zone as an older rider, a newer rider, a rider with anxiety who is afraid of everything. The vibe at Ray's is always so encouraging & so positive, it feels really special to be a part of something so big. If you have the chance to attend, I highly suggest you do. The park is closed to men until 4pm on Friday and clinics are held. Each clinic focuses on a bike skill that translates to mountain bike or BMX, for beginners to advanced riders.
For more information check out the Ray's website.