Sunday, June 24, 2007


I was unable to attend the GERA Fundraiser Endurance Ride this past weekend. My Uncle Martin passed away last week. With the funeral on Wednesday, I didn't feel that it would be an enjoyable time for Daniel and me if we tried to rush off to GA on Thursday. We hope the weather was tolerable and that our friends had a good time.

We are going to take a short break from competition through the summer months and hope to return to endurance in early September for the Big South Fork ride.


Tuesday, June 05, 2007

New Jersey, New Helmet


Here is a picture of Tanna and myself going out for a training ride last week.

The helmet is relatively new to me. I've worn it on a few training rides and one 50 mile endurance rider (LBL Express). It is a Tipperary Sportage helmet that I bought from a tack vendor at Chicken Chase this year. While I wanted to wear it at that ride, I waited until my next training ride. Fits me so well!! I love it. My Troxel gave me headaches and my Lexington slid around on my head.

I highly recommend the Tipperary, but I suggest finding a vendor that has one for you to try on as all heads are not built the same.

One thing that I find slightly irritating is that I have to make my pony tail a little looser to get the bulge under the rim of the back of the helmet, but that's ok and I feel safer with a helmet that comes down further.

It does have a tiny little almost non-existent visor, so you might want to add one, but I haven't done it yet.

It's surprising light and comfortable.

And the brightly colored Garmin Jersey is actually a bike jersey, but who's counting, right? I really like it. This was my first ride with it. Tanna was a little concerned about the brilliant color (or maybe it was that new shirt smell??), but got over it quickly. I really like the jersey. It's comfy and it matched a pair of my favorite riding tights! I plan to use it this summer while on those sticky humid training rides.
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