Thursday, May 19, 2016

Cecelia leads a group for the first Diva dirt ride of the season!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Trailside repair

We had a great turnout for the trailside repair clinic this evening! Thanks for all your great questions. I really love teaching this clinic and knowing that it helps each of you feel more confident with working on your own bikes.

I promised to share a video about chains. Here's one from the KMC Chain website. You can find others out there by doing a web search. This one uses lots of tools that you don't always need, but it has a couple of handy close-ups and tips.

Replacing You Chain

If there are other clinics you would like us to offer, please let us know in the comments section below.

Next week: we'll hit the dirt!!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

The 2016 Spring Formal was a very DIVA event! A couple dozen decked-out Divas, with feather boas flapping in the breeze,  rode the Coastal Trail, attracting many stares, curious looks and smiles from onlookers.  The weather was cooperative, too!!


Michelle took this fabulous selfie of our boisterous group!


Cecelia and her bike were dressed in spring flowers.


Dora was very enthusiastic about the event!


Runaway-Bride Diva Diane was decked out in what she wore when she biked away with hubby Dean from her own wedding!


Supergirl Diva Marla, Vintage Diva Holly and Dressy Diva Kristin showed off their Diva-wear.


Disco Diva Jo-Ann was sparkly and ready to ride!


Knitting Diva Diana's knitting bike was hands-down the best-decorated bike, and also the most colorful and warm bike in the pack! Diana also knitted herself a skirt to match the ensemble!


 Diva Marla exits from a phone booth transformed into Supergirl Diva!!!


And the winners are.............. Runaway-Bride-Diva Diane won the overall "Princess in Training" award!
Tied for 2nd were Supergirl Diva Marla and Vintage Diva Holly.

And, Diana, left, of course, for BEST BIKE!  

Friday, March 25, 2016

Alaska Dirt Divas

Before you ride 
Before attending a Diva ride, please see The Fabulous Page entitled "Ride Notes" for more information, including more detail on ride levels. 
Helmets 
Wearing a helmet can minimize brain injuries in the event of a bicycle accident. All riders are required to wear a helmet on Diva rides. Please do not put our volunteer ride leaders in an awkward situation by asking them to make an exception. If you aren't sure if your helmet fits or it is uncomfortable, please visit your favorite bike shop to find a helmet that fits you.
Members 
We welcome new riders to join us for a ride or two to see if we are the right group for you. Members can find non-publicized, member-only events listed on the yahoo! calendar.

Monday, August 31, 2015

EKLUTNA 2015!

Well, we packed up our Bobs and panniers and rode out to the cabin on a beautiful and somewhat breezy Friday. What a fun weekend! We pedaled, cooked, talked, watched an enormous black bear across the river, drank wine and laughed, read, napped, hiked, ate some more, drank some more, danced, huddled around a campfire and laughed some more.

                  Cecelia, Kristine and Diana ride out along the lake Friday.
Cecelia, Kristine, Diana, Joan and Nancy were all too happy to ride in the brilliant sunshine Friday on the way to the Serenity Cabin.
 Joan takes photos below Serenity Falls on a hike Saturday afternoon. It cooled off a bit, but the weather stayed beautiful the whole weekend - yay!
Kristine joined the hikers Saturday and was in awe of the magnificent scenery.
                            
Cecelia hikes through the woods and by the river where we spotted the bear the night before.
 Maggi, Beverly and Bonnie rode out for the day and joined the festivities Saturday. We were all happy to spend time with Corinne, who recently moved to Talkeetna.
All good things must end even if you don't want them to, and Maggi, Bonnie and Bev left us Saturday afternoon for the ride back to the parking lot and back to Anchorage.
                                       
We managed to tear ourselves away from dancing the night away and built a fire Saturday night. 
       Cecelia, Patti and Kristine pack their Bobs for the ride out Sunday.

     Inside the inner-sanctum of Diva-ness!  Photo by Cecelia

 Exactly HOW MANY crackers did we need?? Never shop when you're hungry...!  Photo by Cecelia

 Bikes and Bobs outside the cabin.  Photo by Cecelia

 Lunch time!  Photo by Cecelia

 A brief stop at the beautiful spot on the bridge on the way out Sunday.  Photo by Cecelia

Loaded and ready to roll!  Photo by Cecelia

 Yes, we had a dance party Saturday night! Whup Whup Wooooo!!!!  Photo by Cecelia

Riding out was a bit chilly, but the sun never stopped shining!  Photo by Cecelia
Divas just want to have fun! Half the group posed for a photo op on August 26 at Kincaid Park.

Rose proves she's a bad-ass rider on some roots on the Hillside trails August 19.
Dora flies down the hillside after a good ride with lots of climbing.
                       Karen was obviously having a good time! Woo-Hoo!
 Stacey was having fun too, and who wouldn't on such a sunny evening!