THE MTB MOM CHRONICLES - INTRODUCTION
Traveling for Trails…….The MTB Mom journal entry #1
As the MTB mom, I have been all over chasing bikes through the woods, clanging cowbells and cheering at races, washing mud out of clothes, learning new skills, crashing on a new trail, and trying to keep up, literally (my son can rides circles around me)
There is a lot to being a sports mom, right? Balancing the schedules, nutrition, school work, home, family & life priorities…. Understanding the lingo. Valuing the equipment and budgeting appropriately. Scheduling trips for competitions. Repairs & maintenance. Food. Managing risk, safety, and injuries. Giving pep talks. Training. It all comes into play. Are you a sports mom too? I would love to hear your tips and tricks you have learned along the way.
In this series of posts, I will be updating all kinds of things I have learned about the sport of mountain biking, our travels, logistics of how we travel, our tips & tricks, our favorite products & picks, and any other little tidbits that come along. Do you have questions about being a MTB mom? Drop me a line and I will do my best to address, research, or interview someone that can help us all in the quest to keep the all the wheels spinning.
In this pursuit to enjoy the outdoors, stay fit & healthy, and support my son in the sport he loves, I have become a NICA coach. There are many women that will outride me in a hot minute and have technical skills to tear up a trail far beyond my capability. And, I solute them. They help me become stronger and better. So, during March, in the spirit of celebrating Women for all that we are and all that we do…. I am starting this niche segment of my business - The MTB Mom. I am not sure how this will evolve and unfold, it’s a journey… join me as we learn together.
Our family rides together regularly. It is a great family activity. We travel around the USA in our fifth wheel camper and can usually be found around the campgrounds walking our golden retrievers that travel along with us. I'll share how we pack our camper, food we bring, where we stay, restaurants and trails we visit along the way, how we manage the dogs, and all kinds of other biking/camping/travel/nutrition lifestyle related content.
First tip of the series - Keep a ride bag together all the time. Clean it our after each rider and re-pack with the crucial components. Helmets, water, water bottles, snacks, gear, paperwork for teams/clubs, etc….. The stuff that MUST be at every ride.
If you keep this together, even on the craziest of days, you will arrive at the trail with the essentials.
I love using a Thirty-One bag. These seem to be indestructible. They are easy to clean and flexible. The amount of “stuff” you can jam in one of these beasts is awesome.
What's in your ride bag?
What topics do you want to hear about?
How do you help your kids develop as riders?
What scares you and challenges you?
What is your favorite part of being a MTB mom?
What do you want to learn about?
What things do your kids talk about in mountain biking that make you feel clueless?
Grab a cup of coffee, tea, water or wine..... join me on this regular series to talk all things related to being a MTB mom. 🚴♀️