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  • First @nationalmtb race for @kbikesurf at Lake Perris. Love all these kids on bikes! I saw the fire light today for Kalden with mountain bike racing...he’s getting strong and determined all while thinking it’s fun and no big deal. #socalseasonx #morekidsonbikes #mtbracing @lagunabeachmtb
  • 3 months ago in Moab Landy, our 2008 Land Rover LR3 with 194,000 miles, decided she was done. Her air suspension went out.
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We would have loved to have gotten her over 200,000 miles but she lived a hard life traveling with us to Mexico, all of the US, and Canada. •
So with no suspension we managed to limp her back to Colorado and trade her in. And when I say “trade in” I mean they laughed at us and quickly moved her around back.
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I think we’re probably one of the few Land Rover owners in the US that actually uses the capabilities and is not afraid to get her out in the elements where she thrives. I also think that’s why we were able to get almost 200k miles on her...her parts were always getting a workout.
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Sadly Land Rover is moving away from the making the boxy Discovery V8. Knowing that, we grabbed one of the last LR4 V8s and named her Rover. We can now continue our adventures off road, pull our home and feel totally comfortable in a Southern California parking lot😉.
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This photo was in Boulder before she got her roof rack on, was pulling 7000 lbs, 4 surfboards and 8 bikes. #lr3 #lr4 #landroverdiscovery #nomadiclife #landroverusa
  • Winter has arrived in SoCal. It’s brutal. 😂🚲☀️ .
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#socalcycling #womenwhoridebikes #fromwhereiride #winterriding #cycleshots #BAAW #WYMTM
  • Stopped at Joshua Tree last night before heading back to our temporary sticks and bricks. Felt a little weird to store the trailer again and move out. This weekend warrior thing is hard work! 📷: @randycharrette
  • We’re learning how to be parents of a competitive athlete. Our #1 goal is that our kids gain a lifelong love of riding bikes and learn about self-confidence, grit, risk-taking, goal-setting, and teamwork while riding.
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Riding and racing bikes is a passion for @kbikesurf and we fully support him. Making detours, connecting him with opportunities, encouraging him, and buying his gear is part of that support. After that, our role is to show up and have fun running around the course cheering.
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We don’t remind him of his goals, convince him to get up at 5am, manage his Instagram account, or try to light a fire when it’s not there. He owns his journey and we’re along for the ride -providing some direction but not the map. That’s not always easy for me but I’m learning and biting my tongue when needed.
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He did his first big national level road stage race this weekend. 3 days of racing including a time trial, road race, and crit. He learned a lot, met new people, received great advice from team directors, and had loads of fun.
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He made the GC podium by 2 hundredths of a second. You can’t teach the power of never giving up better than that.
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How do you handle competitive sports in your family? Would love to hear what works for others. #juniorcycling #VOS2018 #raisingboys #raisingriders #roadbikeracing
  • We’ve been back in the camper for a week and we still love it! Nothing like the RV life where your home is always with you, trails out the front door, and prime sunset viewing every night. 🌅🚴🌵
  • “I feel that the universe is full of glorious energy, that the energy tends to take pattern and shape, and that the ultimate character of things is comely and good. I am perfectly aware that I say this in the teeth of all sorts of contrary evidence, and that I must be basing it partly on temperament and partly on faith, but that’s my attitude.” - - Richard Wilbur, Poet Laureate

Life is a journey with many ups and downs. Using my miles as meditation helps me see and understand a bigger picture. #resilient #movementmeditation #mountainbikelife #mindfulnessmatters #everydayresilience
  • Last night @kbikesurf shot this photo and used Lightroom to edit. I asked him if I could use it and he said “I’ll sell it to you for $10.” Smart kid. 
#butimyourmom
#roadschoolingfamily #roadschool #kidphotographer