Thursday, May 18, 2017

Chester/Campbell Creek/Campbell Tract

A multitude of Divas (including many new members!) met at the Check Albrecht Ballfields, and divided into 2 groups.  Half rode pavement in the Chester and Campbell Creek trails, and half ventured onto dirt in the Campbell Tract.
Cecelia led the group riding mountain bikes onto dirt trails on the Tour of Anchorage Trail and into the Campbell Tract. The trails are dry!!
Patti's smile says it all!!
Shaina and Margaret cruise through an intersection.
Margaret and Bonnie ride through the trees on the way back to the ballfields.
Happy Divas!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

2017 Spring Formal

WOW - What a perfect night for the Spring Formal!  Oodles of decked-out Divas rode the Coastal Trail, prompting tons of smiles, giggles and thumbs-ups from innocent bystanders who were subjected to our crazy, fun, Diva spirit.

Costumed Divas gathered at Elderberry Park for the start of a very festive evening.
The enthusiastic pre-ride mood was boosted by clear, blues skies, warm temps and plenty of sunshine.
Brenda, the Bride, dared to wear all white, despite being a DIRT Diva!
So many happy smiles!

Woot Woot Woot!!              Pam rides in style!

 JoAnn was happily pink, and Diana & Kristin showed off their super cool fashion!
We were a multi-colored group...
...with lots of pink!
We went as far as Pt. Woronzof, where we enjoyed showing off our costumes.
Wendy was an awesome Robin, with a cape that fluttered in the wind.
There was no lack of fun photo opportunities!
Never too much pink for our group!
I think I can say a good time was had by all....

Nancy Flamingo Diva won a $25 gift certificate to Paramount Bike Shop for Best Costume.

Brenda Bride Diva was runner up and received a bright bouquet of perfectly lovely plastic flowers!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Kincaid - last ride of the season

A happy group of Divas enjoyed a beautiful evening in Kincaid for the last official Wednesday ride of the season. The sunset from C$ was amazing!

Photos by Amanda, Kirsten and Katherine

Saturday, September 24, 2016

South Bivouac

Despite a 100% chance of rain this week, a hearty group of Divas showed up to ride from South Bivouac, and we only had a few sprinkles!

JoAnn led us through the leafy trails in cloudy, subdued light, and we had a blast!

Downed trees did not stop Lindy and other Divas.

Nancy gets her picture taken!!

We were all smiles for the fun ride! Thanks, JoAnn!

Thanks to Kaity Mattos for taking photos!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Eklutna 2016!

Sunny skies and warm temperatures greeted the Divas as they rode out to the Serenity Cabin on Friday. Bike bobs and panniers were packed full of all sorts of supplies and goodies, and anticipation of a good time was clearly in the air. 

Golden, changing leaves created some spectacular scenery for the ride out.

Early riders who were hiking and exploring the forest near the cabin met and greeted the late riders as they arrived on Friday afternoon.

The Serenity Cabin was beautifully surrounded by fall foliage, lit brightly by the sun on Friday and Saturday. Sunday was another story with winds and rain.

Corrine cruised the last couple of miles to the cabin with a large swatch of vibrant, illuminated trees behind her.
 JoAnn seemed happy to be "almost there" as she rode the trail through the woods.

Susan displayed some of the odd and interesting plant life she found in the forest.

Michele was sad because the bumpy trail caused her pack to rub a hole into her perfect garlic bread. But, it didn't matter at all - it was still yummy and perfect once the dirt was cut out!

Michele helped JoAnn prepare Friday's dinner - pasta with pesto, chicken, sun-dried tomatoes and mushrooms - mostly pre-prepared by JoAnn. YUM!

Joan led the group in some afternoon yoga on the deck, which was much-appreciated.

Impromptu bridge yoga helped some Divas stretch their backs.

Rose's pretty and very natural garland constructed from leaves and a rope she found tied to a tree spruced up the place.

Tree-hugger Rose

Nancy, Susan and Diana showed off their river-silt mud masks that were a first for the Divas at Eklutna. Perhaps a tradition has started!

JoAnn decided to join the Diva mud fest!
Is the water glacier-cold, Kristine??!!

Patti, Susan and Michele hiked toward Eklutna Glacier, along the creek and with gorgeous trees behind them.

Nancy and Kristine cooked blackened halibut tacos for Saturday's dinner - another yummy feast.

Diana had to admit the heart-shaped rock Michele found is a good one, after Michele dragged Diana back out to the woods to retrieve it!
The group faced a windy, rainy ride out Sunday with smiles and optimism after having a great weekend!

The last few Divas to arrive back at the trailhead did not want to let traditional die, so we went for ice cream at Rochelle's - their last day open for the season - our lucky day!